Eva Rothschild and West Dean Tapestry Studio - The Fallowfield Commission

The Old Library, West Dean College

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Eva Rothschild, a leading sculptor who has gained extensive international recognition for her work, was the winner of West Dean Tapestry Studio's first ever Tapestry Commission Open Call in September 2016. Rothschild was selected from 150 artists who submitted a design or concept to be hand woven by Master Weavers at the studio.

The commission was coordinated by Studio Leader, Philip Sanderson, and gave Rothschild the opportunity to learn the principles of tapestry weaving with expert tutorage in the professional studio.

The Rothschild tapestry has grown organically out of conversations about the weaving process and the final work subverts traditional methods and draws out the unique quality of the artist's and weaver's own creative decision making processes.

Eva will discuss her practice as well as her ambitions for the commission whilst Philip will give an insight into the creation of the tapestry and the challenges that emerged during the weaving process.

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