The Monarch of the Glen tapestry Cutting Off Ceremony
With a talk by Christopher Baker, Director, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6-8pm
Weaving Floor, Dovecot Tapestry Studio
10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LT
Dovecot Tapestry Studio is pleased to invite you to attend the Cutting Off Ceremony for the new tapestry After, After, After, The Monarch of the Glen, 2017 by Peter Saville, Sir Peter Blake and Dovecot.
This special event is a rare opportunity to step onto Dovecot’s Weaving Floor and hear Christopher Baker discuss Landseer’s famous painting before watching the tapestry being cut from the loom.
The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802–1873) is one of the most celebrated paintings of the nineteenth century. Acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 2017, and recently voted the nation’s favourite Art Fund work of the year, Landseer’s Monarch has inspired the work of many other artists, including the Dovecot Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh. Christopher Baker, Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and author of the first book to focus in detail on this iconic picture explores its complex and fascinating history. He places Landseer’s work in the context of the artist’s meteoric career, considers the circumstances of its high-profile commission and its extraordinary subsequent reputation.
The talk starts at 6.15pm on the Weaving Floor of Dovecot Tapestry Studio and lasts for approximately 45 minutes including a chance to ask questions, meet the weavers and to enjoy the tapestry Cutting Off Ceremony. The event concludes with refreshments and a book signing in the Dovecot Shop, plus a final chance to see the Daughters of Penelope exhibition.
6.15-7pm Introduction and talk
7pm Cutting Off Ceremony
7.15-8pm Book signing and refreshments in the Dovecot Shop.
Full price ticket – £25.00
Student – £20.00
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Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.