Mountains of mosaics at Yarragon Station Gallery
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By William PJ Kulich // 00:00, Sunday 27 September 2015
YARRAGON // THINK you know mosaics? Think again.
Above: Some of the more two dimensional mosaics on display in Yarragon. Photos: William PJ Kulich.
First published in the 25 September 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
An exhibition on display at the Baw Baw Arts Alliance’s Yarragon Station Gallery until Sunday 27 September has a wide range of mosaics on display.
Many people exposed to mosaics in school will only be familiar with two dimensional collages of coloured tiles. This exhibition features some fine works of 2D art, but also shows the versatility of the medium.
Works incorporating household objects like cups and spoons, both for form and decoration, sit alongside advanced structures recreating real life places. ‘Chasm,’ by Dot Thorne, is a prime example of this. As the name would suggest, the sculptural mosaic depicts a deep chasm in the earth. Using tiles, rocks and beads, the ragged landscape is depicted with the flow of a waterfall also shown.
Another work, a ceramic bird in a mosaic nest, rests on a mug featuring cats looking up.
There are many clever applications of tiles on display, including town maps of Warragul, Drouin and Yarragon as well as mosaic flowers with stamens which stand out from the image.
This exhibition is one not to miss – see it before it closes.
Above: “Chasm” by Dot Thorne.
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