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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01760

Orkney Artist Wins Prestigious Award for Tapestry

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Monday, October 25, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance

That the Parliament congratulates Louise Martin on being awarded the Cordis Prize for Tapestry; notes that the award is considered to be the biggest prize for tapestry in the world and was established in 2015 by Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin, founders of the Cordis Trust, to celebrate Edinburgh as a centre of excellence for tapestry weaving; understands that Louise, originally from the Isle of Man, but now living in Westray, Orkney, was chosen from a shortlist of 19 artists on the basis of her work called Lifetime which references “a daily life lived” and is made in silk, linen, cotton and paper warp and weft; further understands that the artwork will be on show alongside the full shortlisted works as part of 2021's Cordis Prize Exhibition at Inverleith House Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, from 23 October to 12 December 2021, and wishes everyone connected with the Cordis Prize all the very best for the future.