Call for Entry: The Cordis Trust Prize for Tapestry

Anne Naustdal – Arid LandscapeFollowing the success and great critical acclaim of its first year, Visual Arts Scotland would like to announce the return of their major prize for woven tapestry, generously donated by the Cordis Trust.

The Cordis Trust Prize for Tapestry will be awarded at their annual exhibition in February 2016. The submission, open to professional tapestry artists worldwide is for a large tapestry, hand woven by the artist within the last five years. There is a prize of £5000.

A shortlist will be drawn up by their prestigious panel of guest selectors with specialist knowledge of woven tapestry; Alison Watt, Linda Green, and Fiona Mathison, along with Miranda Harvey of the Cordis Trust and VAS President Robbie Bushe.

The shortlisted entries will be exhibited as part of their annual exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in 2016 and the winner will be selected at the exhibition. As a society VAS is one of the few multi-disciplinary platforms where fine art and applied art are embraced with equal merit.

The judges will be looking for visually striking work that reflects contemporary art practice and is made with the skill and technical expertise that embody the ethos of VAS. This is the largest existing award for Tapestry, and they are confident that the standard of entries will reflect this and encourage exciting new work which is large in both scale and ambition.

Deadline for entries: 2nd October 2015

Text and images: Visual Arts Scotland. Image Anne Naustdal – Arid Landscape

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