With a slightly different format from the main prize, the aim of this round is to encourage the work of artists whose work is between miniature and large scale, and which may lie in between traditional and experimental techniques. Traditional tapestry does feature in the shortlist, but so too does work that pushes boundaries and examines notions of just what tapestry is.

The winner of the £3000 prize in 2016 was Jo Barker for her vibrantly coloured ‘Swirl’. Read More…

The full shortlist was:

Jo Barker, Swirl, Demetra Browning, Red Trees. Skipping, Linda Green, Reluctant Revolutions, Rachel Johnston, River Shoes, Rachel Johnston, Cut Gloves, Louise Martin, Ploughed, Anna Ray, Pointillist, Philip Sanderson, All Different Things, Katharine Swailes, Crossing the Avenue, Patricia Taylor, Boris