The winner of the 2014 Mosaic of the Year award is Tessa Hunkin and her team from the Hackney Mosaic Project for The Shepherdess Walk Park mosaics. The mosaics started as a project funded by Hackney Council to celebrate 2012, the year of the London Olympics. The first two panels were inspired by Roman mosaics but they also show details from contemporary life in Hackney. Amongst the trees and animals that you would find in ancient floors there are frisbees, ipods and leaf blowers.
You can read more about the project in this Mosaic Art Now feature by Nancie Mills Pipgras.
Two of the earlier panels featured on the front cover of Grout in the Autumn of 2012 and as part of a feature entitled 'Learning from the past through 21st century eyes'.
Short listed Artists for BAMM’s Mosaic of the year 2014
Ceramic Intervention by Carrie Reichardt and the Treatment Rooms Collective, photo courtesy of the artist
Electron Flow by Gary Drostle, photo courtesy of the artist
American Express Wall, Brighton by Kate Malone, photo courtesy of the artist
The winner of the 2013 Mosaic of the Year award is Marialuisa Tadei for Silk Route, Venice Pavillion, Biennale 2013 http://www.thetriad.org.uk/
Short listed Artists for BAMM’s Mosaic of the year 2013.
Emma Biggs ’The Rill’ http://www.emmabiggsmosaic.net/03_work/01_public_art/01_rill.html
Maylee Christie ‘Passion Flower, Chelsea Flower Show http://www.mayleechristie.com/index.php/portfolio/passion-flower-portfolio-ii
Tessa Hunkin, Shepherdess Walk Mosaics http://www.tessahunkin.com/mosaic/current-future-projects2.html#
Oliver Budd JFK Restoration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkZG0z4BvLE#t=16
Mohamed Banawy, ‘Treasuries of Knowledge’, Venice Biennale http://www.banawy.com/
The winner of the 2012 Mosaic of the Year award is "Coming to the City", designed by Clive van den Berg and constructed by Spier Architectural Arts.
Details of the 2013 competition will be announced to members later this year.
You can see the "Coming to the City" artwork at Nando's Kings Cross, York Way, London.
It is 3m by 18m wide. (See more detail views)