TO ALL Art Enthusiasts, makers or lovers of art!
WE, that is John (my brother) and I are very excited to be planning a boutique art and mosaic tour to Italy with Trekset Tours, in the September holidays in 2013.
The tour is designed to be structured in the mornings with afternoons free for you to explore or go shopping…or eat gelato….and then reconnect in the evenings.
It will be limited to 12-15 people.
We think the mix of places and things to do will be entertaining and informative. One feature of it is a cooking class in a beautiful Tuscan Farm house where we will spend the night!
For further Information
The community mosaic mural at Patterson Station, Bentleigh has won the “Community Action” Category in the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful, Sustainable Cities Awards.
See this link for the finalists and winners!
Very proud of this result!
A great win for all the chlidren + adults who contributed to this mural.
I would like to thank my sponsors + community partners.
Department of Transport
City of Glen Eira
The Stationeers Program, who encourage Train Stations as Creative Community hubs
Here’s some information on my Luna Park Melbourne Murals.
I am currently creating the 100th Birthday section……How exciting!
Happy Birthday Luna Park!!!
If you wish to do a mosaic workshop with me on May 6th
email me so I can forward you the details.
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
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.
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
Come on down to Patterson Station, Bentleigh on March 4th at 10.30am for the launch of the mosaic mural.
It would be lovely to see all the people who have contributed to this huge mosaic.
Looking forward to seeing you!
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.
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.
You can use this link to go to my artist page.