Chris Ofili: ‘The Caged Bird’s Song’, Sunley Room, National Gallery until 28 August 2017

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.

Designed by the artist, handwoven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio, this spectacular and huge – over seven metres wide and three metres high – tapestry, The Caged Bird’s Song, captures the energy and natural beauty of Trinidad, Ofili’s adopted homeland.  The tapestry, which took two and a half years to complete, goes on permanent display in the Clothworkers’ Hall following the exhibition.  Interested to see the caged bird? … click on the image above!

Further details of the Exhibition, Weaving Magic, here – entrance free (donations welcome) 

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