The Cordis Tapestry Prizeby Niamh McCooey
Entries are now open for The Cordis Prize for Tapestry, an award that celebrates ambition in weaving on an international scale, and offers £8,000 in prize money. Aiming to attract both domestic and international entries from established artists working in tapestry, the judges are looking for works that are essentially woven, referencing traditional Gobelin techniques, but that need not be wholly constructed using this method.
Ambitious and non-conventional approaches are encouraged in two or three dimensions, using traditional, new or found materials. The shortlist will be drawn up by a panel including Fiona Mathison, Jo Barker, and Miranda Harvey of the Cordis Trust. The deadline is 11 January 2019.
This year, The Tapestry Showcase is returning for its fourth year to The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, in the heart of Princes Street Gardens. The object of the showcase is to encourage the work of amateur and emerging weavers, and to give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work in a venue of national prestige, within the National Galleries of Scotland’s Princes Street complex, in the heart of Edinburgh.
The 4th Cordis Prize for Tapestry, 16 March 2019 - 27 May 2019
Inverleith House Gallery Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh