Feb 13th 2016
We are delighted to announce that the seceond ever winner of the Cordis Prize for Tapestry is local tapestry artist Susan Mowatt, for her stunning entry 'Black/Time/Lines/White/Time/Lines'.
It is about process and time, the process of weaving in real time; recording time if you like, using only the colour of the yarn as an expression of that experience. ‘Weaving,’ she says, ‘for me is like thinking: a place where the past, the present and the future come together in one action.’ This recorded consciousness is then stitched together into a cloth and presented in a simple rectangular format. It is what it is. There is a real beauty in it, a recording of time passed, and the celebration of a process.
The announcement was made on Thursday evening at a beautiful reception in the gallery hosted by the trustees of the Cordis Trust and founders of the Cordis Prize; Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin. We were delighted to be joined by six of the seven shortlisted artists.