The Scottish Gallery is celebrating the life and art of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (1931-2021) this August during the Edinburgh Festival, with paintings, watercolours, works on paper, prints and a brand new tapestry made by Dovecot Studios. Earlier this week Christina Jansen took part in the cutting off ceremony for Flowers and Black Cat, a new tapestry woven by Dovecot Studios which marks the 30th Blackadder tapestry for the studio. The tapestry was woven by Emma Jo Webster based on original artwork by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder. Artist Alberta Whittle helped cut the tapestry from the loom as Dovecot Director Celia Joicey gave a speech.
Watch our short film below to preview the making of the Flowers and Black Cat tapestry.
The images above show the tapestry created at Dovecot Studios (left) and the original painting by Elizabeth Blackadder (right).
Flowers and Black Cat, 1976 (oil on canvas, H90 x W1066 cm) by Elizabeth Blackadder was purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund 1978/1979 by the Middlebrough Institute of Modern Art, mima.