A brief guide to British Mosaics from the 1850s to the present day
You are warmly invited to a free online talk this coming Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 18:30, GMT. (13:30, EST).
I will be presenting ‘A brief guide to British mosaics from the 1850s to the present day’ alongside Susanna Beaumont, founder of Design Exhibition Scotland.
This will be a lively illustrated discussion revealing many of the intriguing, beautiful and publicly accessible mosaics in the UK often to be seen inside municipal buildings, public houses and banks as well as in outdoor urban spaces, at the threshold of shops and even at a London tube station.
As editor of Andamento, the British Association for Modern Mosaic’s journal, I have had the opportunity to get to know some of the extraordinary mosaics which can be found across the country and this is a chance to spread the word and share the passion.
The guide will begin with the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the support for mosaics by Henry Cole, the first director of London’s Victoria and Albert museum, who commissioned mosaic floors and panels to embellish the new building. We will end with a look at the work of some of the most exciting contemporary mosaic artists in this country.