The Cordis Prize for Tapestry is the biggest international prize for this art-form. It was initiated by Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin of the Cordis Trust in order to celebrate the city of Edinburgh as a centre of excellence for tapestry weaving. The prize has been running for three years now, and has attracted entries from all over the globe including Japan, Australia, Denmark and France. Each year the shortlisted entries are drawn up by an illustrious panel  including Fiona Mathison, Alison Watt, and Nicky Wilson, and they have been exhibited at the Royal Scottish  Academy as part of Visual Arts Scotland’s annual exhibition and at Inverleith House at the heart of Edinburgh Botanic Garden. 

The Cordis Prize will return in 2021, details are available online now.  Please sign up for mailings on our contact page for future updates.