New Zealand Mosaic Art

Judge’s Comments at the Ist National Exhibition 2011 Contemporary Mosaic Art held as part of Art Waikino, 21st-24th October 2011. The judge was Jacqui Douglas of Queensland, Australia.

1st Overall  Michael Coles

Excellent handmade tiles with interesting shapes and colour in the glazes bring a very special quality to this work.
A feeling of “What Makes a Kiwi Tick” which is the theme of this mosaic section is very evident in this work. By using this subdued colour pallet and the Nikau palms as a motif along with the use of a triangle motif that is carried through the whole Mosaic, the artist is able to bring a sense of harmony and life. A stunning Mosaic.

2nd Overall  Jane Santos

A sea of faces draws the viewer into this very interesting Mosaic, good use of small tesserae with a variety in colour and movement in the sky and background give a good contrast to the foreground. A very well balanced Mosaic that also shows a great adherence to the theme set. Well done.

3rd Overall   Rose Alderson

The mix of materials and the underlying design is excellent. The use of a shaped substrate adds to the story being told here, interest is also peeked in the way that the disparate found objects are used in this well made Mosaic

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