Following the success and great critical acclaim of its first year The Cordis Prize was awarded for the second tiem at Visual Arts Scotland’s Converge 2016. The years shortlist was drawn up by a prestigious panel of guest selectors with specialist knowledge of woven tapestry; Alison Watt, Linda Green, and Fiona Mathison, along with Miranda Harvey of the Cordis Trust and VAS President Robbie Bushe. From over 80 entries they selected six visually striking works that reflect contemporary art practice and are made with the skill and technical expertise that embody the ethos of both the Cordis Prize and VAS. The shortlisted artists were:
Elke Hulse (Brasil), Susan Mowatt (Scotland), Gudrun Pagter (Denmark), Justine Randall (England), Philip Sanderson (England), Mairika, Szaraz (Belgium), Misao Wantanabe (Japan)
Thw Award went to Susan Mowatt for her tapestry Black Time Lines White Time Lines.