Dovecot Studios is closed to the public from 18 March until further notice – Read more

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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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot Gallery and Shop are closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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Dovecot Cafe by The Pantry is closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

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