HBO unveils Giant Game of Thrones Artwork
Marking the release of GAME OF THRONES: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD, the 6m x 4m embroidery depicts one of the most intense scenes of last season – the massacre of Hardhome.
The large scale embroidery will be displayed in Central Saint Martins’ Crossing Gallery in London’s King’s Cross for one weekend only, where fans are able to visit the intricate artwork in all its impressive glory.
In partnership with the Embroiderer’s Guild, the Royal School of Needlework, Fine Cell Work long-term prisoners and Hand & Lock Embroidery design room, the magnificent work of art has taken over 30,000 hours to complete, with over 50 people within the UK’s textile community taking part from Scotland to York, to Kingston and Kent to Ipswich.
Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderers’ Guild and Project Manager, comments: “This has been an amazing project that truly has brought the embroidery community together across the whole of the UK. There’s also a huge variety of textile skills involved in the making of the piece, including digital print, surface stitchery, machine embroidery, metal thread work beading, appliqué and quilting. As many of the communities taking part are huge fans of Game of Thrones, we really are all proud to have been involved.”
The ‘Hardhome’ embroidery will be on display in Central Saint Martins’ the Crossing Gallery from 10am Friday 18th March – midnight on Saturday 19th March.
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is available from Monday 14th March on Blu-ray™ and DVD and is also available to buy digitally now.
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