This exhibition looks at the work of selected women artists who have contributed to Dovecot’s past and present, including work by Fiona Mathison, and Maureen Hodge. These significant Dovecot tapestry and rug pieces will be shown alongside contemporary works by artists who are exploring the history and cultural identity of women through textile. The Greek figure of Penelope – Odysseus’ faithful wife – is a much discussed and potentially controversial character in ancient mythology. Is she the embodiment of female loyalty and chastity? Or is she a strong and assertive protagonist, using her intelligence to outsmart unwanted suitors. ‘Daughters of Penelope’ takes on this second view, featuring women artists who use textiles to create something that gives voice to their work, lives and cultures. Find out more about the ‘Daughters of Penelope’ exhibition from Dovecot Gallery’s website.
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