Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic

This event was held from 26 April 2017 to 28 August 2017

26 April – 28 August 2017

Sunley Room

Admission free, donations welcome

Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili unveils a new tapestry, handwoven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio 

Commissioned by the Clothworkers’ Company, Ofili has been collaborating with the internationally renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio to see his design translated into a handwoven tapestry. The imagery reflects Ofili’s ongoing interest in classical mythology and the stories, magic, and colour of the Trinidadian landscape he inhabits.

Ofili returns to the National Gallery following the exhibition Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

The tapestry goes on permanent display in the Clothworkers’ Hall following this exhibition.

Exhibition supported by:

An anonymous trust and a family foundation
Laura and Barry Townsley CBE

The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

Image above: Chris Ofili, 'The Caged Bird’s Song', 2014–2017 (detail). Wool, cotton and viscose © Chris Ofili. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London,The Clothworkers’ Company and Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Edinburgh. Photography: Gautier Deblonde