In 2014 the British abstract artist Gillian Ayres and Atelier Weftfaced collaborated on a new project to render one of the artists works into hand woven tapestry. The oil painting chosen was selected by the artist and lent itself beautifully to the hand weaving technique which blends subtly dyed threads to evoke each brush stroke.
The project was supported by the Campaign for Wool (CfW) who were looking to show textiles made in wool for their exhibition 'Wool Interiors Collection', at Southwark Cathedral. The two interests were united creating an opportunity to create Gillian's first venture into tapestry. The work was created by Atelier Weftfaced and shown from 5th - 12th October 2014 for wool week.
Gillian Ayres is one of the leading abstract painters of her generation. The Alan Cristea Gallery represents Gillian for her paintings and was instrumental in the concieving of Tirra Lirra tapestry.
June 2015 - Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel
May 2015 Collect15, Crafts Council, Saatchi Gallery
Oct 2014 Wool Interiors Collection, Southwark Cathedral
Title: Tirra Lirra tapestry
Artist: Gillian Ayres
Medium: Hand woven tapestry, in wool
POA - Edition of three.
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