Following the success and great critical acclaim of its first year, Visual Arts Scotland are delighted that The Cordis Trust Prize, the largest existing award for tapestry, will be awarded once again at Converge 2016. This years shortlist has been 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. From over 80 entries the have selected six visually striking works that reflects contemporary art practice and is made with the skill and  technical expertise that embody the ethos of VAS. The shortlisted artists are:

Elke Hulse (Brasil)
Susan Mowatt (Scotland)
Gudrun Pagter (Denmark)
Justine Randall (England)
Philip Sanderson (England)
Mairika Szaraz (Belgium)
Misao Wantanabe (Japan)