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The Glass Onion Tapestry


Glass Onion in progress

An exciting new tapestry project by Dovecot Studios and visual artist and musician Magne Furuholmen will be showing at the Dovecot in Edinburgh on 6 March to 25 April 2015. The former member of 1980s band A-ha Furuholmen first visited Dovecot Tapestry Studio in early 2013 to consider a tapestry project. The collaboration began with Furuholmen creating a new unique woodcut print design for a tapestry to be called Glass Onion. The print was derived from Furuholmen’s series of ten large format woodcuts entitled Norwegian Wood, first showcased in his exhibition KUTT at the Herne Onstad Art Center in Oslo in 1995. Glass Onion is named after the 1968 Beatles song

Magne F Glass Onion On Wall copy

The Glass Onion tapestry

The Glass Onion tapestry was woven at Dovecot in summer 2014 and now forms the centrepiece to this exhibition. Furuholmen’s experience at Dovecot inspired a new body of work for the exhibition using music, film, printmaking and large scale ceramic.


Tapestry detail

A film was made to document the process of creating Glass Onion. Click to view the film here.


Magne Furuholmen cutting the tapestry off the loom



Magne Furuholmen

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