New Zealand Mosaic Art

Mosaic 2020 National Exhibition

Postponed because of Covid 19

Pātaka Art + Gallery, Porirua

As I am writing this, we are just learning to live with Level 3. It is a time of such uncertainty it is impossible to continue our planning for the exhibition with any confidence. When the time is right we will negotiate with Pātaka for a new date. We can only cross our fingers that our border with Australia will open at a time that still fits the schedule of our overseas judge Dr Helen Bodycomb. Meantime we will leave the original information in place but will update when we are ready to go.

The exhibition including Symposium & Workshops is open to everyone although to be eligible to exhibit you will need to be a member of NZMA. Become a member. Then start dreaming of what you could achieve! Share the promotional poster: Download poster

Everything you need to know

Read the Exhibition Briefing for information on:

  • theme
  • exhibiting categories
  • Conditions of Entry
  • Freight
  • Insurance and Delivery details
  • Judging and Criteria

A new date will be advised for completing the Entry Form.

Download Exhibition Briefing

Download Entry Form

Learn how to properly prepare your hanging system. For hanging outside use zinc (not brass hangers) and buy all the same size. Advice is to use size M5, as it fits the D-ring; then buy M5 washer and a M5 gutterbolt which has a blunt end. Watch the video.

Co-judges for the exhibition are internationally recognised, Australian Dr Helen Bodycomb and Reuben Friend, Director of Pataka.

Mosaics in each category will be assessed according to 3 key criteria:

the artist’s voice, workmanship and innovation.

  1. The artist’s voice should be distinctive, engaging and original, with evidence that the concept behind the work has been well conceived and developed.
  2. The work should be well executed; that is crafted with competence.
  3. The work should be innovative. It should be adventurous and potentially even experimental in terms of what a mosaic could be.

Assessments using these criteria will enable the judges to select those works that have the greatest overall and lasting impact.

Key Events

Friday Night by invitation: Opening and Awards Night

Saturday Morning: Mosaic Symposium

Featuring different perspectives on mosaic art. Free entry to the public.
Speakers to be advised.

Saturday Afternoon & Sunday: A choice of workshops of varying duration and times. To be advised.

Monday and Tuesday: A two day workshop hosted by Helen Bodycomb. Download information


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