Author Archives: Pamela Irving

April 15th Workshop

I am holding a workshop for the Mosaic Association on April 15th. 2012

This workshop is booked out. Another will be held and I will post the date as soon as I know.

If you are interested to come along please email me on

[email protected]

I will then forward you the information.

The cost is $50 for MAANZ members and $55 for non MAANZ members

Most materials supplied.

Bookings are essential.


BOSTIK Adhesives

Thank you BOSTIK!

Mosaic lovers be sure to get down to the Patterson Station mosaic launch on Sunday at 10.30am. Bostik, who have supplied all the adhesives and grout for this project will have some great giveaways….showbags for the kids and mosaic adhesive products for the artists.

Come on down!

The mural was adhered using Bostik’s ASA Megalastic and ASA Fixall….it’s there for the longhaul!

I recommend this system of adhesion in my studio practice.

Patterson Station Mosaic.

Community Mural: “Stationary Faces”, Patterson Station, Bentleigh


Launch March 4th 2012 at 10.30 am.

Hope you can come along!


 “Stationary Faces” is a 150 square metre community mosaic mural on the underpass of Patterson Railway Station, Patterson Rd, Bentleigh. The mural is made up of several hundred individual mosaic faces, which have been patch-worked together to create a beautiful and lasting mosaic mural.


The project was initiated by local artist, Pamela Irving.  Pamela’s goal was to engage the community in making an artwork which would reduce graffiti recycle, unwanted tiles and beautify the dull underpass environment. In order to achieve this, she received an Arts Victoria Community Partnership Grant. Pamela also received additional funding and support from Metro, VicTrack, the Department of Transport, Bostik and Tiny Pieces mosaic tools + supplies, Chicago.


Over 750 people from the local and international community have participated in the project.  Each person was encouraged to express their own creativity within the theme of ‘portraits’.  The combination of all of these faces culminated in a mural that symbolizes community on a local and a global scale.


The mural has received excellent media coverage and has had a very enthusiastic response from the local and international community. The work is now part of an International “Mosaic Atlas” and Patterson Station is being visited by overseas and local artists with an interest in mosaic art. 


Children from all over Melbourne delight in visiting the station in order to find their ‘face’!


Patterson Station’s “Stationary  Faces” were created by:

Bentleigh West Kindergarten – Jo Harris & 4 year old group

Bentleigh Secondary College- Dora  Lakoumentas & yr 9 students.

Mc Kinnon Secondary College – Karen Levy & year 9 students

Mc Kinnon Secondary College – Helen Kuriata & year 10 students

Glen Eira College – Jill Anderson & year 7 & 10 students

Wesley College, Elsternwick Jill Stanbury & her students 

MLC- Paula Rose & year 5 students 

Scotch College -Priscilla Williams & Year 4 students

Brighton Grammar School – Karen Neilsen & year 5

Brighton Grammar – Jane Byrne & year 9 boys from the Sea Change program,

Westbourne Grammar School- Audrey Cardona + years 5+ 6 students

Beaconhills College Pakenham – John Irving & year 7

Star of the Sea -Lou Chamberlin & year 9 students

Star of the Sea – Luisa Bezzi & year 9 students

Woorynan Community Services Frankston.

St Andrew School, Chicago, USA- Staci Sterenberg & students

Chicago Mosaic School, USA

Sarah Curry + students from Valparaiso, Indiana

The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand, especially the Victorian and QLD Branches

Patterson Station mosaic “Staionary Faces” Launch March 4th 2012


On March 4th,  at a time yet to be decided upon,  we will launch the Patterson Station mosaic.

Please put the date in your diary. It would be great to see all you people who have made a mosaic face/portrait.

If you have photo of yourself with your portrait please email it me at

[email protected]  and I will put it on my facebook page


I will put updates on about the launch as soon as it is all organised.



Eltham College Acquistion.

The Borard of Eltham College has just acquired a painting for the College collection. The work is titled “Mother of a Bird” . It was selected to be shown as part of the Masterworks Exhibition, at Snipers Gulley Vineyard in October.


The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has created a 15 second place project.
This is a link to the section on Larry La Trobe. This should be useful to all those students who email me to find out information on Larry. It has a 3 short videos on the making and history of Larry La Trobe.