This film shows the process involved in creating the Glass Onion tapestry with Norwegian artist and musician Magne Furuholmen.
On 15 October 2014, the Glass Onion tapestry was cut from the loom in a private ceremony with Magne Furuholmen. The collaboration with Furuholmen does not end there, as Dovecot are delighted to announce that from 6 March to 25 April 2015 a major exhibition of works by the artist will be shown at Dovecot Studios. Glass Onion will form the centrepiece to this multi-disciplinary show at Dovecot Gallery.
As a result of an introduction from Paul Stolper Gallery, Furuholmen visited Studios in early 2013 to consider a tapestry project and following a series of conversations with Dovecot’s weaving team, he returned to the studios in late April 2014 with a selection of design ideas derived from a series of ten large format woodcut prints collectively known as Norwegian Wood. Furuholmen created a new print titled Glass Onion, specifically as a design for the tapestry, using music as its main reference point. Dovecot are particularly thrilled by this project as Furuholmen’s holistic approach to his practice as an artist – continually assessing his modus operandi and experimenting with various media – has ensured that his involvement in the creation of Glass Onion was rewarding for all those who are involved in the process. The Glass Onion tapestry was woven at Dovecot by Freya Sewell and Rudi Richardson under the supervision of Studio Manager and Master Weaver Naomi Robertson.
Furuholmen says of the Glass Onion project:
“For the Dovecot project I decided to revisit the images that I had made for the Norwegian Wood series to create a unique work (monotype) and to try and imagine how the weavers would interpret my style. Together we chose a version of the work Glass Onion, as this one seemed to excite the weavers the most. I really like this kind of collaboration, exposing my work to the craft and perspective of others with a completely different angle of attack to my own.”
Peeling a Glass Onion exhibition dates:
6 March – 25 April 2015