The Cordis Trust


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The Cordis Trust
The Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2021


£8000 prize rewarding scale and ambition in woven tapestry

The Cordis Trust is delighted to invite submissions for the fifth Cordis Prize for Tapestry. The aim of the prize is to reward ambitious, innovative and skilled use of tapestry weaving techniques. We hope that the prize will attract international entries from established artists working in the field of contemporary tapestry. We are looking for works that are essentially woven - they should reference traditional Gobelin techniques, but need not be wholly constructed using this method. Works need not necessarily be two dimensional or wall hung, we hope to encourage ambitious and non-conventional applications of tapestry weaving and the use of alternative materials.

Entry Deadline: 08 March 2021 Midnight


Key Dates


Open For Entry: 1 October 2020
Entry Deadline: 8 March 2021

Selection Notification: 31 March 2021
Artwork Delivery: 3 - 5 May 2021

Private View: TBC
Exhibition Open To Public: 14 May - 4 July 2021
Uplift of unsold work: 7-8 July 2021
 


Entry Pricing


Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 3
First or Single Entry Price: £20.00


Exhibition Entry Information


The Cordis Trust is delighted to invite submissions for the fifth Cordis Prize for Tapestry. The aim of the prize is to reward ambitious, innovative and skilled use of tapestry weaving techniques. We hope that the prize will attract international entries from established artists working in the field of contemporary tapestry. We are looking for works that are essentially woven - they should reference traditional Gobelin techniques, but need not be wholly constructed using this method. Works need not necessarily be two dimensional or wall hung, we hope to encourage ambitious and non-conventional applications of tapestry weaving.

Shortlisted entries will be exhibited in the stunning setting of Inverleith House, located at the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and the winning entry will be selected from the shortlisted exhibits. The prize amount is £8000. The shortlist will be drawn up by our prestigious panel of guest selectors with specialist knowledge of woven tapestry.

The deadline for submissions is 8 March 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 31 March and the shortlisted work must be available for delivery in the week beginning 3 May, for the exhibition running from 14 May – 4 July 2021.

 

How to Apply

Applications should be made online at https://thetapestryprize.oess1.uk/. The submission portal will open on 1 October 2020. The deadline for entries is 8 March 2021.

In the 'Applicant Details' section;
-please upload a statement pertianing to your overall practise and your CV/Biography

In the Artwork Details sections
- Under 'medium' please include a brief list of materials and warps per inch
- In the artwork description please detail the method of construction, as well as an artists tatement pertaining to the individual work.

 

Eligibility

  • The prize is open to established artists from the UK or abroad
  • Entries should be recent and should have been completed no earlier than 2018. Retrospective works are not eligible

 

Restrictions

  • There are no restrictions on material or technique but entries should reference traditional tapestry weaving and the Gobelin method. Jacquard weaving is not eligible
  • Shortlisted works must be available for delivery in the week beginning 3 May, for the exhibition running from 14 May – 4 July 2021
  • We are looking for large scale tapestries and as a general guide works should be no less than 120 X 120cm. Works that are shorter than 120cm on one side may still be considered if the overall scale is ambitious, for example works in three dimensions or very long narrow works. If in doubt please contact becca@thetapestryprize.org for clarification.
  • The maximum height is 3m, and the maximum width is 5.5m
  • Please take a moment to view the floor plans with full details of the gallery dimensions

 

Entry Info

  • Artists may submit up to 3 works
  • There is a one off entry fee of £20 per applicant, payable via the online entry system
  • All entries must be submitted via the online entry system. Entries by email or post will not be considered, late entries will not be considered
  • You will be required to submit the following details via the online entry system; title, materials used, dimensions (please note size restrictions above), warps per inch, description of the method, price (if for sale), a brief artists statement pertaining to the artwork, a short biography and CV, any specialist hanging or installation requirements
  • You can save your application at any point and return to it later to continue editing

 

Images

  • You can submit up to four images per artwork
  • Submitted images must include at least one image of the work in its entirety, one detail, and one close up to demonstrate the quality of weaving
  • Submitted images must show the actual work you intend to exhibit, and the work must be finished. If possible an image of the piece in context would also be helpful to give an idea of scale
  • Please include your name and the title of your artwork in the file name, eg, BeccaPollard_WovenStructure.jpg
  • Images should be jpeg format at 72dpi; ideally one side should measure a minimum of 1000px
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide a high quality 300dpi image of the selected work for publication and publicity use

 

Transportation

  • The Trust has a small budget of up to £100 per artist (on submission of receipts) to assist with transportation costs. The artist will be responsible for the any further cost of transporting the work to and from the gallery and for insurance during transit, and any customs duties or taxes incurred
  • The Cordis Trust and Inverleith House Gallery will insure the tapestries from the point of receipt until the point of collection. The artist should arrange in-transit insurance for their own work
  • Shortlisted artists should arrange for their works to be delivered by carrier or in person on the advised date
  • Shortlisted artists are responsible for arranging the uplift of the works at the end of the exhibition on the advised date

 

Conditions

  • If the work is for sale all sales are subject to 40% commission, please supply the full sale price of which you will receive 60%
  • The curators at Inverleith House and the Cordis Prize judges reserve the right not to exhibit any artwork which upon receipt is not deemed to meet the expected standards of making or presentation, or that has been mis-represented in the submission process, knowingly or otherwise
  • The Botanic Gardens have a strict bio-security policy, and artists are asked to take the sensitive environment of the gardens into consideration. Any works that are deemed to pose a risk to the gardens and their ecology will not be accepted
  • All works must be treated against moths before sending. Any works displaying evidence of a live or past infestation will be removed from the exhibition

 

About Inverleith House

Inverleith House is an Eighteenth Century mansion in a stunning setting at the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens. It was formerly the founding home of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (from 1960 to 1984) and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and engaging galleries in Europe. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the only botanic garden in the world with an active programme of exhibitions spanning contemporary visual art and botanical science. Underlying this is the recognition of the need for art, as well as science, in furthering our appreciation and understanding of the natural world.


Agreement
By submitting to the exhibition you are deemed to accept and agree to the following:
The decision of the Selectors on all matters Is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
I understand that The Organisers reserves the right to make such changes to the exhibition arrangements and these Terms & Conditions as may be deemed necessary by circumstances.
I authorise The Organisers To process, store, and utilise the data in my submission and agree that, if selected for exhibition, images of my work can be freely used by The Organisers, The Gallery and associated organisations for promotional and publicity purposes.
All information provided by me is true and accurate and that the work submitted is wholly of my own creation.
I have read and understood these terms and conditions and by submitting this application I accept and agree to observe all the Terms And Conditions therein.



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