Mosaic Spades

Term: 1 Year: 2014

Our cities are filled with Public art, from Grand bronze sculptures commemorating great acts to colourful murals and paste ups in out of the way spaces.

Students studied the social and cultural context in which Public artworks are made and they debated their function, purpose and relevance.

Deborah Helpern and Pamela Irving are two well known Australian mosaic artists whose works is often found in public sites or that has been designed to be site specific.

After research into the process and techniques required to produce a mosaic sculpture, students embarked on creating their own.

These pieces, with their handmade ceramic facial features and made from garden shovels and plastic funnels reflect and pay homage to artists who put their work on “the Line “and into the public arena; open to criticism, debate and celebration.

These works will be placed within the school grounds on their return from this exhibition.

David Williamson
Camberwell Grammar School
Suitable for 
AusVELS level 9