Corin Sworn shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award 2018

The Ruskin's Associate Professor of Fine Art, Corin Sworn, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Margaret Tait Award, which supports innovative Scottish or Scotland-based artists working with film and moving image.
Corin Sworn, The Zombie Diaries, 2017 Photograph: courtesy of Koppe Astner Gallery and Natalia Hug Gallery

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.  

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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.