Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song

Dovecot Studios

Dovecot Studios’ major tapestry with Chris Ofili will return to Scotland in Summer 2024. The Caged Bird’s Song, commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company, will be shown in the context of the tapestry studio where the work was created. Experience how the colour, myths and magic of Ofili’s watercolour design are transformed into a large format tapestry that took Dovecot’s master weavers over three years to create. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a display on the Dovecot Balcony Gallery of Tania Kovats SEAMARKS, whose ongoing series of multiple seascapes captured in brushstrokes, drawings and ceramic, is being expanded with the creation of a new tapestry by Dovecot Studios.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT Google Maps


0131 550 3660


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Header image credit: Chris Ofili, The Caged Bird's Song, 2014–2017 (detail). © Chris Ofili. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, The Clothworkers' Company and Dovecot Tapestry Studio Edinburgh. Photo: Gautier Deblonde

Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

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