Textural Dreams and Mosaic Memories

MAANZ
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
August
   
18
 -  
August
   
29
Textural Dreams and Mosaic Memories features 2D and 3D artworks, created using both traditional mosaic techniques and more contemporary ideas, methods and materials.

INFORMATION

Textural Dreams and Mosaic Memories features 2D and 3D artworks, created using both traditional mosaic techniques and more contemporary ideas, methods and materials. Each piece is unique and tells its own story; a special memory, an expression of fun and whimsy or a meaning, through texture and detail.

Mosaic is the art of creating images from small pieces of coloured glass, stone or other materials. It has a long tradition, with the earliest being found in Mesopotamia in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC. These early mosaics were created using coloured stones, shells and Ivory. Later, glazed tiles, marble and glass were used and their rich history can be traced across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in excavations of Palaces, villas, churches and city centres.

The beauty of Mosaic is expressed in many ways. Different qualities can be shown through the use of materials, known as Tesserae. For instance, Marble and Smalti can highlight texture and smoothness, while luminosity or reflection of light are captured in mosaic’s when using glass. Another interesting feature in mosaic design is the Andemento, or visual flow and direction within the mosaic. 

This exhibition captures the beauty of mosaic by members of MAANZ - The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Textural Dreams and Mosaic Memories features 2D and 3D artworks, created using both traditional mosaic techniques and more contemporary ideas, methods and materials. Each piece is unique and tells its own story; a special memory, an expression of fun and whimsy or a meaning, through texture and detail.

Mosaic is the art of creating images from small pieces of coloured glass, stone or other materials. It has a long tradition, with the earliest being found in Mesopotamia in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC. These early mosaics were created using coloured stones, shells and Ivory. Later, glazed tiles, marble and glass were used and their rich history can be traced across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in excavations of Palaces, villas, churches and city centres.

The beauty of Mosaic is expressed in many ways. Different qualities can be shown through the use of materials, known as Tesserae. For instance, Marble and Smalti can highlight texture and smoothness, while luminosity or reflection of light are captured in mosaic’s when using glass. Another interesting feature in mosaic design is the Andemento, or visual flow and direction within the mosaic. 

This exhibition captures the beauty of mosaic by members of MAANZ - The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand.

FEATURED  WORKS

MENIN GALIA, MOSAIC MEMORIES AND MUSIC (DETAIL), 2016
SALLY ZYLBERBERG, FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY, 2016
‍VICKY BUSH, A MOTHER'S PROTECTION, 2016

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