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Tapestry Commission Open Call 2016 - Winner Announced
Irish artist, Eva Rothschild, a leading sculptor who has gained extensive international recognition for her work, has been named winner of West Dean Tapestry Studio's first ever Tapestry Commission Open Call. Rothschild will be in residence at the Tapestry Studio working closely with Master Weavers to develop the final design. Rothschild was selected from 150 artists who submitted a design or concept to be hand woven by Master Weavers at the studio in early 2017. Entries were received from all over the UK, from the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Wight.
"I am delighted to be undertaking the tapestry commission at West Dean. I have a longstanding interest in the woven surface and pieces made using both existing hand woven rugs and woven paper and leather have had a presence in my practice for many years," says Rothschild. "All of my work in this area has been self-taught and the commission offers me the opportunity to collaborate the with master weavers at the highest level to develop a new artwork and to expand the vocabulary of my practice in general."
Image: Artist: Eva Rothschild. Title: What I Want 2014.
Medium: Jesmonite, Fibreglass, Wood, Aluminium, Papier-mache, Plaster Bandage, Paint, Lacquer, Steel 188 x 265 x 177 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. The artwork on the wall behind is;
Title: The Xs and the Ys 2014. Medium: Resin, Wool, Steel Frame 184 x 128 x 3 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
You are invited to view West Dean Tapestry Studio and meet the weavers at our open Studios on Wednesdays 1.30-2pm. Groups are asked to book in advance please.
Please phone the Studio beforehand to make appointments and check that it will be open. Tel 01243 818233 or 811301