The West Dean Tapestry Studio has announced the shortlist for its first Tapestry Commission Open Call . Over 150 artists based in the UK and working in different disciplines submitted a design or concept to be handwoven by Master Weavers at the internationally renowned Studio.

The shortlisted artists are: Katja Angeli, Fiona Curran, Rebecca Lennon, David Musgrave, Eva Rothschild, Sarah Staton, Ian Whittlesea.

The winning artist will be announced on Monday 3 October and will work closely with Master Weavers to expand their knowledge of the hand-weaving process and develop the final design which will be woven in 2017.

The winner will also work closely with the Visual Arts department, giving lectures and tutorials to full-time students. They will also engage in the college's academic discourse around skills-based making within contemporary art.

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