Birdsong in Colour: Dovecot Studios Edinburgh’s Chris Ofili Collaboration

Chris Ofili, 'The Caged Bird’s Song' (detail), wool, cotton & viscose
Chris Ofili, 'The Caged Bird’s Song' (detail), wool, cotton & viscose

Title:
Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song

Times:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00

From: 28 Jun 2024

To: 5 Oct 2024

Venue:
Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH1 1LT

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Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh’s major new exhibition brings to life the process by which its master weavers created The Caged Bird’s Song, a triptych tapestry designed by artist Chris Ofili. The exhibition will include his original watercolours and the cartoon (working design) used to create the tapestry. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the medium, gaining a fascinating insight into the weavers’ work and seeing their original colour experiments, learning the process of creating a cartoon and discovering the skills required to interpret an artist’s design. This is the first time audiences in Scotland have the opportunity to see The Caged Bird’s Song.

Chris Ofili, 'The Caged Bird’s Song', image Stephen White
Chris Ofili, ‘The Caged Bird’s Song’, image Stephen White

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