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2019 Cordis Prize for Tapestry

16 March – 27 May 2019
Inverleith House Gallery,
The Royal Botanic Gardens,

The Cordis Prize is the world’s largest award for tapestry, aiming to encourage and reward ambition and scale in the field of contemporary weaving. A worldwide open call attracted entries from as far afield as Australia, Canada and Russia, from artists working across the weaving spectrum, from traditional methods and fibres, to found materials and unorthodox applications of the gobelin technique.

The shortlist has been drawn up by our prestigious panel of guest judges; esteemed weavers Fiona Mathison and Jo Barker, Miranda Harvey of the Cordis Trust, internationally acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer David Eustace, Charlotte Higgins, chief culture writer for The Guardian, and Emma Nicolson, head of exhibitions at Inverleith House Gallery.

The shortlist exhibition will be held for the first time in the stunning setting of Inverleith House Gallery, at the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. The winnerof the £8000 prize will be announced prior to the exhibition opening on 16 March.

The Shortlist:

Anna Olsson

Anna Ray

Anne Stabell

Birgitta Hallberg

Brita Been

Emma Jo Webster

jessica Brouder

Joanna Soroka

Katharine Swailes

Linda Green

Lívia Pápai

Louise Martin

Philip Sanderson

Rachel Johnston

Susan Mowatt