New Zealand Mosaic Art

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The sixth New Zealand Mosaic Art National Exhibition 2018 held at Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, was a brilliant collection of art, created by mosaic artists from throughout New Zealand; works that reflect personal passion and those telling stories about New Zealand, its culture landscape, history, and people. Browse them all. They are beautiful, vibrant, sometimes whimsical and all created by assembling hundreds of small pieces – stained glass, mirror, emu eggshell, smalti, porcelain, ceramic, nuts, screws, beads, tiles, slate, pebbles, stones, brick, pebbles, sand . . .

There were over 100 exhibits including 11 from up and coming junior mosaic artists.

Judges:  Carole Choucair Oueijan (California) and Liz Hood

Convenor:  Pat George

Overall Winners

First:  Steve George  ‘Tuna’  (pictured above)

Second:  Elwyn Scott  ‘Strata’

Third:  Heina Petzold  ‘The World Within’

Highly Commended:  Ellie Fijn  ‘Tangaroa Grieves’

Commended:  Con Kiernan  ‘Orchestration’

Winners of 2D

First:  Jane Santos  ‘Grand Illusions’ (pictured above)

Second:  Rachel Denman  ‘Out of the Depths’

Third:  Jackie Strickland  ‘Love Under Light’

Highly Commended:  Esther Baumann  ‘Eyjafjallajokull’

Winners of 3D

First:  Clair Fairweather  ‘Aotearoa Land of the Long White Cloud’ (pictured above)

Second:  Sharon Pine  ‘Doggy Cool’

Third:  Frankie McNaught  ‘Dream Catcher Maker’

Highly Commended:  Sharon Pine  ‘Milly’

Margaret Coupe Award

First:  Jane Santos  ‘Vintage Collection’

Second: Anne Bowden  ‘The Gnigels- Gnaire and Gnigel at the Beach’

Third:  Louise Herdman  ‘Once upon a Time’

Highly Commended:  Sitara Morgenster  ‘Consider Mother Earth’

Winners of Pacifica

First:  Jackie Strickland  “Faka’ ofo’ ofa’ o Tonga – Beauty of Tonga” (pictured above)

Second:  Dessa Bluu  ‘Wahine ki te Ngakau Koru- Lady with the Koru Heart’

Third:  Rowena Rooney  ‘Pacifica Connection’

Highly Commended:  Rowena Rooney  ‘Flowers of Life’

Reflections of New Zealand Award

First:  Joanne Luker  ‘Down the Line’ (pictured above)

Second:  Joanne Luker  ‘The Volcanoes of Auckland’

Third:  Jenni Cooper  ‘A Taste of Home’

Highly Commended:  Sandra Holmes  ‘Kariotahi’

First Time Entrants

First:  Gail Barratt  ‘Pacifica Tattoo’ (pictured above)

Second:  Steve George  ‘Gerald’

Third:  Edwina Thomson ‘ Blue on Bleu’

Highly Commended:  Dave Green  ‘Lightshifter 2 Mardi Gras’

Winners of Youth Award

First:  Emily Thorn  ‘Beach Jandals’ (pictured above)

Second:  Madison Smith  ‘Sugar Skull’

Third:  Emily Thorn  ‘Mexican Sugar Skull’

Highly Commended:  Ada Ashby  ‘Ice Age’


Our generous Sponsors

Kaipara District Council,  Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Auckland Council,  Karen Louisa Foundation
Mosaic Trader NZ, Beads Galore,  Macs Mosaics, Funky Glass Art
Glass Station,  Beads Beading and Jewellery Supplies Wholesale,  Garden Mosaics

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