I have just had the good fortune to visit the Dovecot Gallery in Edinbugh and see the work of Norwegian artist and musician Magne Furuholmen. The show is a compilation of his multi-disciplinary practice using ceramic, glass, wood cut and dry-point print.
Furuholmen first visited the Dovecot studio in early 2013 to consider a tapestry project. A thought-provoking collaborative course of making followed. Furholmen first created a woodcut print designed specifically for a tapestry, then worked in close collaboration with the weavers to hone the final choice of design and colour direction.
The artists and weavers remained closely in touch throughout the process of weaving the tapestry and nearly two years after their first interaction, Glass onion now forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. Although the exhibition also has examples of Furuholmes ceramic work, I feel it is his two dimensional work where his strengths lie.
Peeling a Glass Onion is on from 6th March -25th April 2015
Dovecot Gallery 10 Infirmary Street Edinburgh EH1 1LT
0131 550 3660 (Free Entry)