Internationally Renowned Professional Tapestry Studio
Judges at West Dean Tapestry Studio have today announced the shortlist for the first ever Tapestry 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. It was established 40 years ago and specialises in contemporary design using traditional hand-weaving techniques.
The shortlisted artists are: Katja Angeli, Fiona Curran, Rebecca Lennon, David Musgrave, Eva Rothschild, Sarah Staton, Ian Whittlesea. Please see gallery below.
The winning artist will be announced on Monday 3 October and will spend a three-week residency at West Dean College working closely with Master Weavers expanding their knowledge of the handweaving process to develop the final design which will be woven in 2017.
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