Call for Entries | Cordis Prize for Tapestry

Posted 14.11.18

We are now accepting entries for the fourth Cordis Prize for Tapestry. 

This time round the prize fund has been increased to £8,000 to reward ambitious and skilled use of tapestry weaving techniques. We hope that the prize will attract both domestic and international entries from established artists working in the field of contemporary tapestry. We are looking for works that are essentially woven, referencing traditional Gobelin techniques, but they need not be wholly constructed using this method. We encourage ambitious and non-conventional applications of tapestry weaving, in two or three dimensions, wall hung or free standing, using traditional, new or found materials.

The exhibition of shortlisted entries will be held in the stunning setting of Inverleith House Gallery, at the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. Formerly the home of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Inverleith House is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and engaging galleries in Europe. We are delighted with this new setting for the exhibition of the shortlisted Cordis Prize tapestries, and we look forwards to receiving submissions of contemporary tapestry weaving from around the globe.

The shortlist will be drawn up by our prestigious panel of guest selectors with specialist knowledge of woven tapestry; Fiona Mathison and Jo Barker, along with Miranda Harvey of the Cordis Trust, internationally acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer David Eustace, and Charlotte Higgins, chief culture writer for The Guardian.

Submission details are available now and the online application portal is available HERE. The deadline for entries is 11 January 2019.

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