Garry Fabian Miller (b.1957) was born in Bristol and is an internationally recognised photographic artist, specialising in ‘camera-less’ photographs since the mid-1980s. He has exhibited extensively in Europe, Japan and America, and has work in many major collections including the Metropolitan Museum, New York and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Fabian Miller works in the darkroom, shining light through coloured glass vessels and over cut-paper shapes to create forms that record directly onto photographic paper. His earliest works were made by inserting translucent objects, principally leaves, seedpods and flower heads, into an enlarger and using them as transparencies through which light passed on to light-sensitive paper. With the digital age of photography and the discontinuation of Cibachrome paper, Fabian Miller has sought new ways of working and most notably in his recent collaborations with Dovecot to create hearth rugs and a tapestry.

Dovecot has worked with Garry Fabian Miller to create a series of gun-tufted hearth rugs, the first two (The Golden Light and The Ruby Embers) were tufted in 2015 and a third rug, Day’s Eye designed and tufted in 2017.

Initial discussions between Dovecot and Fabian Miller in 2014, explored interests shared by the artist and the Studio; craft processes, the textures of their materials, and the impact of colour. Following discussion of how Fabian Miller's photographs would evolve in their translation into textile objects, rug and tapestry samples were made to develop colour ranges and an approach to rendering the chosen images. The creation of the hearth rugs marked the beginning of an on-going relationship with Dovecot, with the weavers then embarking on a large tapestry titled Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue based on Fabian Miller's horizon imagery in 2017.

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Dovecot Studios will be closed to the public from Sunday 19 May to Sunday 16 June 2024. The Dovecot Cafe will be open Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4pm, during this time.

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