Jun 22nd 2015
Following the success and great critical acclaim of its first year, Visual Arts Scotland are delighted to announce the return of our major prize for woven tapestry, generously donated by the Cordis Trust. The Cordis Trust Prize for Tapestry will be awarded at our 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 our 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 our 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 we are confident that the standard of entries will reflect this and encourage exciting new work which is large in both scale and ambition. See the 2015 shortlisted entries here.