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Alison Watt: Butterfly



Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2015

Artists, Weavers + Tufters
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Butterfly, 2014
Alison Watt
Woven by Jonathan Cleaver, David Cochrane, Rudi Richardson, Naomi Robertson, Freya Sewell
Wool and cotton
560 × 420 cm

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The Butterfly tapestry was woven from 2013 to 2014 at Dovecot, in collaboration with artist Alison Watt. The design for the tapestry was based on the tragic character of Cio Cio San from Puccinni’s opera Madama Butterfly. Commissioned by Scottish Opera for the new foyers at Theatre Royal in Glasgow, Butterfly took 9 months to create, with up to 4 weavers working at any one time.


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