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From23-25thAugust2013theMosaicAssociationofAustraliaandNewZealandMAANZwillholditsbi-annualmosaicsymposiumattheCentreforAdultEducationCAEMelbourne.Thefullprogrammaybeseenatwww.maanz.organdbookingsmaybemadeonline.IlluminateisthethemeforthiseventandthiswillbethersttimeMAANZhaveheldaSymposiuminMelbourne.TheSymposiumprogrambeginsonFriday23rdAugustwithourkeynoteaddressbyCarrieReichardtfromtheUK.Carrieisaleadingcontemporaryartistwhoworksfromamosaic-coveredstudioinLondonTheTreatmentRooms.Carrieisaself-titledcraftivist.Herworkcollapsestheboundariesbetweencraftactivismusingthecrafttechniquesofmuralmosaicandscreen-printingtocreateintricatehighlypoliticisedworksofart.AnotherspecialspeakerontheFridayisDebbieRyanalsofromtheUK.Debbieiswellknownforherpublicart.FridayconcludeswiththegrandopeningofIlluminateanexhibitionofcontemporarymosaicworksatBundooraHomesteadArtCentre.OnSaturday24thAugustwewillpresentanotherfullprogramofspeakersincludingCarolShelkinfromtheUSAwhowillgiveapresentationonFindingyourVisualVoice.ThePresidentofMAANZNolaDiamantopouloswillpresentHowtoBeOutrageouslyCreativeandIwillgiveapresentationonMosaicEnvironmentsaroundtheWorld.Sunday25thwillbelledwithworkshops.Thereare14workshopstochoosefromincludingGuerillaMosaicswithLindaGrifthsfromtheUKTemperedGlasswithSusanCrocenzifromtheUSAMosaicPortraitswithCarolShelkinfromtheUSAandMexicanDayoftheDeadMosaicswithCarrieReichardtaswellassomegreatofferingsbyAustralianmosaicmakers.WearethrilledthatZarthaveagreedtostageanexhibitionofmosaicsmadebystudentsfromK-12atZartaspartoftheMAANZefforttoilluminatemosaicsofandaroundMelbourne.JanRokerhascollectedmosaicsinallformsfromschoolsalloverVictoria.ThisexhibitionwillbeheldatZartsBoxHillshowroomfromJuly13thuntilSeptember11th2013.ItwillbeopenedonJuly18thbyPamelaIrving.TheexhibitsincludemosaicfacesfromMcKinnonSecondaryCollegewhichwilleventuallybeaddedtothePattersonStationCommunitymosaicStationaryFacesacollaborativeworkfromStJamesELCBoxHillandamosaicMalifromBoxHillHighSchool.TherearestillplacesforyourschooltosubmitworkforthisexhibitionsopleasecontactJanatjanzartart.com.au.MAANZwillalsobeholdinganexhibitionatCothamGallery101titledTesserae2013Studentsareinvitedtoparticipateinthisexhibition.Theworksaretobehangingpiecesandbenolargerthan30cm.Wearehopingtobeinundatedwithworkmadebyyoungpeople.IfyourstudentswouldliketoparticipatecontactSandieWrightsandiew4bigpond.comforentryformsandtermsandconditions.TheclosingdateforentryisFriday26thofJuly.WehopetoseeyouallattheZartexhibitionthroughouttermthreewhichwillilluminatemanyofthegreatmosaicworksthataremadeinschoolsthroughoutVictoria.PamelaIrvingArtistandVicePresidentMosaicAssociationAustraliaandNewZealand.andattachedtotheoutsidewallwithfastsettingliquidnails.InTerm4weheldanexhibitiontocelebrateandshowcasewhatthestudentshadachievedwhileparticipatingintheproject.Soniaselectedandframedapieceofartcreatedbyeachandeverystudenttoexhibitandthemuralwasunveiled.Duringthisexhibitionwesetuptheartroomformono-printingandSoniaofferedshortworkshopdemonstrationstomembersofourcommunitywhoattendedourexhibitionopening.Thiscreatedaninvitingenvironmentattheexhibitionwithfamilyandfriendsgettinghandsonintheartroomandcreatingtheirownart.SamanthaPearsallFountainGateArtsStaffFountainGateSecondaryCollege9ZartExtra_Term22013communityprojectMOSAICSILLUMINATED