The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, have well and truly burst into life. The glorious rhododendrons, Japanese magnolia, trillium and ferns create a tapestry of exotic pink, red, purple, white and green. It is a sight to behold. However, inside Inverleith House within the world-renowned gardens, the scene is equally breath-taking. Inverleith House is the fitting venue for an exhibition showcasing the work of leading tapestry artists who have been shortlisted in this year’s Cordis Prize, the biggest international award for tapestry. This vibrant award – now in its fourth year – has grown in stature in the same way that its artists have grown in their endeavours to continually push the boundaries of the discipline of tapestry. The award was initially launched by crime writer Ian Rankin and his wife Miranda Harvey to raise the profile of contemporary tapestry artists, whose artform is showcased in platforms as diverse as schools, universities, cathedrals, and even in Westminster.
Until 27 May 2019, Inverleith House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK.