Corin Sworn was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2015, and during the course of her research leave, she has been based in Glasgow developing a project that utilises film and photography with sculpture, so this nomination is an endorsement of her work during this period.
Corin Sworn, The Zombie Diaries” 2017 , courtesy of Koppe Astner Gallery and Natalia Hug Gallery
The Margaret Tait Award is a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, inspired by the celebrated Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918 – 1999), a filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking.
Inspired by the wealth of talent emerging from Scotland, the Margaret Tait Award aims to provide a high-profile platform for the winning artist to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience: the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.
The other shortlisted artists are: Aideen Doran, Alberta Whittle and Rob Kennedy. The recipient of the award will be announced at Glasgow Film Festival 2018.
For more information, see https://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival/about-the-festival/margaret-tait-award
Corin Sworn won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2015, and was one of three artists representing Scotland at the 2013 Venice Biennale.