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Dovecot Studios collaborated with artist Chris Ofili to create a hand-woven tapestry, The Caged Bird’s Song, which took two and a half years to complete. The imagery and design created by Ofili reflects that artists’ ongoing interest in classical mythology and contemporary ‘demigods’, together with the stories, magic and colour of the Trinidadian landscape he inhabits.

Commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company, the tapestry was unveiled at The National Gallery in London as the centrepiece to an exhibition titled Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic from April to August 2017. The work now hangs in its permanent home at the Clothworkers’ Hall, in the heart of London.

Images: Chris Ofili, The Caged Bird’s Song, 2014–2017. Wool, cotton, and viscose © Chris Ofili. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London, The Clothworkers’ Company and Dovecot Studios.

Press Release - The National Gallery


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