Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Part 1
Verdant Works now open with blockbuster – Scottish Diaspora Tapestry
Dundee Heritage Trust are extremely excited to announce that the multi-award winning Verdant Works has reopened with its summer blockbuster exhibition The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. After several months of remaining shut the iconic green gates of Verdant Works were reopened by the Edwardian Mill Manager, Mr Forrester and the last working weaver in Dundee Lily as Mr Forrester welcomed the visitors back to the museum.
To celebrate reopening Verdant Works are hosting The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. ‘The Stories of Scots Abroad’. Coming to Dundee for the very first time, it brings together artists and communities from 34 countries across the globe. This vast tapestry explores the connections Scots have with the rest of the world and will be on show in the stunning High Mill. As the tapestry is so big it is being in shown in two parts, the first will focus on the Americas, Canada and Europe which are on display until the 20th of July whilst the second will open on the 22nd of July and will see the UK, Africa, Australasia and Asia panels take center stage.
Verdant Works are delighted to be able to bring this tapestry to Dundee. The Curator, Mel Ruth Oakley says ”It is wonderful to see people back in the museum. The tapestry is so bright and colourful with so much to see. We are delighted to be able to bring the tapestry to Dundee for the first time and to share the stories of the tapestry and the Mill with Dundee”