Cordis Prize Winner Announced

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.