Marking this significant year in her career, Dovecot Studios have worked with Victoria Crowe to create a new tapestry inspired by a detail from her painting, Twilight, Venice, 2014. Like many of Victoria's Venetian paintings, Twilight Venice features rich colours of a jewellike quality that reflect the intangible preciousness of the city. Engaging with the textural complexity of the painting, Dovecot Master Weavers David Cochrane and Naomi Robertson, and Dovecot weaver Rudi Richardson are creating a sumptuous interpretation of the work that captures the tones and shades of twilight in a new way.
We have created a visual blog to give further information and insight into this wonderful new work.
Dovecot have a long-standing relationship with Crowe, which begun in 2007 with the tapestry Two Views commissioned by the Duke of Buccleuch. Dovecot weavers and the artist have worked on significant projects including an iconic 40-metre tapestry for The Leathersellers' Company, London, and Large Tree Group, which was woven entirely with undyed wool.
Please contact The Gallery for further information:
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