Chris Ofili
Weaving Magic
2017
Chris Ofili's work is transformed into a tapestry at The National Gallery in London

April 26 – August 28

Weaving Magic presents an exquisite handwoven tapestry which reflects Chris Ofili's interest in classical mythology and the stories, magic, and colors of Trinidad, where he has lived since 2005. Commissioned by the historic British Clothworkers' Company, the tapestry was made in collaboration with Dovecot Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh. After the exhibition, the tapestry will go on permanent display in the Clothworkers' Hall in London.

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Ofili's previous exhibition at the National Gallery, presented costume and set designs created in collaboration with the Royal Ballet. The project was based on Titian masterpieces depicting stories from Ovid's epic poem Metamorphoses: Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon, and Diana and Callisto.