Cordis Showcase

Nov 24th 2015

The Cordis Trust, in association with Visual Arts Scotland and The Scottish Café, will hold an exhibition of work by students of tapestry weaving at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. It will run alongside the VAS exhibition from  29th January- 20th February 2016. The exhibition, Tapestry Showcase, will comprise up to 40 pieces, and successful participants will be able to offer their work for sale. One or more prize winners will be selected and will receive £250 to assist them in developing their tapestry skills.  This may be spent in any way related to artistic development. In addition, the University of Edinburgh, through their Office of Lifelong Learning, are offering a free place on one of their short courses in art and design, worth over £200. (
Anyone who has studied tapestry weaving within the past 3 years, and who is not a professional practising tapestry artist. Invitations to submit are limited to UK- based artists.What are the costs? There is no cost for submitting an image for consideration. 
How to Enter
Entry is by means of a digital submission to VAS at .The deadline for entries is Thursday 7th January 2016. Please submit at least two images of each work, an overall view and a detail.   A maximum of three pieces may be submitted.  Successful artists will be emailed by 9th January 2016. Works that are selected should be sent by post to arrive by Friday 15th January.
(a)   Size.  We are looking for small pieces of work. The maximum dimensions will be 35cmx35cm. Works should be submitted unframed and unmounted.
(b)  Technique.   Pieces should be woven. While there is no limit on what yarns or fabric may be incorporated, we will not consider pieces of needlework, patchwork, felting or collage. Although pieces may be three dimensional, it must be possible to display them in a deep frame and hang them on a wall.
(c)   Standard.  We are looking for pieces from people who are amateur tapestry artists, nevertheless we anticipate that the standard of artistic merit and technical competence will be high. Successful submissions will be visually arresting, and show evidence of original thought and ambition.
The images will be selected by Fiona Mathieson and Linda Green, both highly qualified and internationally recognised tapestry artists. The exhibition will be curated by Laura Magliveras, VAS Council Member and tapestry artist. 
For further information please contact Laura Magliveras at