The Thread Runs Both Ways; The Heritage and Future of Tapestry
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Saturday 16 March
10am – 4pm
Tickets £65 / £45 conc
In celebration the fourth Cordis Prize for Tapestry, The Cordis Trust is delighted to present a symposium bringing together an international panel of speakers to discuss and debate the wealth of talent and creativity in contemporary tapestry.
Since its inception, the Cordis Prize has brought to Edinburgh the best work of the world’s most outstanding tapestry artists. To complement the 2019 exhibition the symposium will reference the pivotal role Edinburgh has played in the development of contemporary woven tapestry. While it is important to reflect on the past it is the future of tapestry the symposium wishes to explore. Bringing together artist, curators, critics and academics to consider ‘What is tapestry?’ and its future as a creative medium in contemporary art practice.
Chaired by Nicolas Oddy, Head of Design History and Theory at Glasgow School of Art, our headline speakers are:
- Prof. Jessica Hemmings – Professor of Crafts & Vice-Prefekt of Research, HDK, University of Gothenburg
- Prof. Lesley Millar MBE – Director, International Textile Research Centre
- Susan Mowatt – Senior Lecturer in Intermedia, Edinburgh College of Art
- Kate Grenyer – Exhibitions Curator, Dovecote Studios, Edinburgh
Lisa Mason – Assistant Curator, National Museums Scotland