Queensland communities can create their very own piece of Queensland to form part of a giant mosaic art piece as part of the Queensland Mosaics initiative.
Each regional council has been sent two individual tiles to decorate. The tiles, created by Brisbane artist Elise Parups, are loosely based on the shape of Queensland and were specifically designed so that each piece stands alone as an artwork yet can be joined together endlessly with no gaps or overlapping parts. The shape represents the growing nature of our State, and our ability to build on the past to look towards the future.
Councils have been invited to express their community's unique past on one tile and their aspirations for the future on the other. The pieces will come together to form a 41 square metre art piece at the RNA Showgrounds, ready for the 2009 show.
Salvatore Di Mauro, senior lecturer in design from Griffith University's Queensland College of Art, will curate the piece. Regional councils can tap into the creative talents of local artists, school children, or community or volunteer groups to beautify the shapes. The artwork is not restricted to painted surfaces and can include some three-dimensional elements.
Councils were sent a mosaic art kit which includes the tiles, templates for initial designs and guidelines outlining criteria in October 2008. Finished artworks are due back in Brisbane for curation into the giant mural in April 2009. http://www.q150.qld.gov.au/CelebrationHighlights/QueenslandMosaics.aspx
BAVA was invited to create a draft for the Q150 tile, after brainstorming the ideas of the past & future vision for the tile, Gwen Evetts & Michele Briggs offered to draft up the final composition of the tiles. The drafts have now been sent away for viewing and will be returned with a final decision on the drafts to continue with the tiles.
Well Done to Everyone, who got involved and look forward to seeing the finish artworks at the Ekka.
Past Tile (Draft) Final Draft by Gwen Evetts.
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