Conferences & Maker Training

The Thread Runs Both Ways

A symposium bringing together an international panel of speakers to discuss and debate contemporary tapestry.

Closing date: 16 Mar 2019

To complement the 2019 Cordis Prize exhibition the symposium will reference the pivotal role Edinburgh has played in the development of contemporary tapestry. While it is important to reflect on the past it is the future of tapestry the symposium wishes to explore. Bringing together artists, curators, critics and academics to consider 'What is tapestry?' and its future as a creative medium in contemporary art practice.

Our speakers are:

• Nicolas Oddy. Head of Design History & Theory, Glasgow School of Art will introduce and chair the discussion by our confirmed speakers

• Susan Mowatt. Senior Lecturer, Intermedia, University of Edinburgh

• Prof. Lesley Millar MBE. Director of the International Textile Research Centre and Professor of Textile Culture at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

• Prof.Jessica Hemmings. Professor of Crafts & Vice-Prefekt of Research. HDK, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

• Kate Grenyer. Exhibitions Curator, Dovecot and Lisa Mason, Assistant Curator NMS.

Tickets £65 (£45 concession)

10am – 4pm

Lunch included

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Opportunity provided by:
The Cordis Trust
Venue Location:
Royal Botanic Gardens Lecture Theatre
20a Inverleith Row
Main Contact:
The Cordis Trust 07796 990970 [javascript protected email address] Learn more