symposia: forum 2013

 28 September 2013


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Tickets are for sale in our online shop. £35.00 for members, £45.00 for non-members. Lunch is included.

 

This year the Forum will provide a real international flavour to the presentations. We have professional artists from  the USA, Chile and South Africa as well as the UK showing how they are promoting contemporary art in their work.

 

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More about the speakers...

Sonia King’s award-winning mosaics are exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private, public and corporate collections.  She is a founding member and past-President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and a Vice President of the Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei in Italy.  Awards include special recognition by the International Prize for Mosaic Art and Architecture in Pordenone, Italy plus two Spectrum Awards for creativity.  Sonia’s work has been featured on HGTV’s popular show, “Modern Masters” and in numerous books.  She instituted the mosaic program at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas and is a Senior Tutor at West Dean College in England.  Sonia teaches advanced workshops around the world and is the author of the bestselling book "Mosaic Techniques & Traditions" from Sterling Publishing.

 

Isidora Paz López is a Chilean artist, sculptor and ceramicist who studied Art at the University of Chile. For more than 15 years she was creating sculptures and mural works in raku ceramic. Since Isidora became a mosaicist a few years ago she has developed a  passion for this art. Her first big mosaic project was the external walls of the sports stadium of Puente Alto with a total of 150 square metres. After that work finished in July 2011, the mayor of Puente Alto, Manuel José Ossandón asked her to embellish the stations and pillars of the Metro train that crosses all of Puente Alto. The challenge was very ambitious, approximately 3.000 square metres have been covered with mosaics in a little over one year! The project "Mosaicos Metro Puente Alto Chile" shows the amazing flora and fauna of the Metropolitan region. From April to June 2013 this project will grow having 900 square metres more. At the moment Isidora is preparing the 1st International Mosaic Project in Chile for January 2014.

 

Liani van der Westhuizen heads up Spier Architectural Arts in Cape Town, South Africa. The studio specialises in collaborative work with artists and designers in the production of site-specific artworks on a grand scale grand scale. At the same time, she oversees the Spier Arts Academy, which nurtures mosaic artists through a sponsored three-year employment-based programme in mosaic, with the objective to run their own studios successfully after graduating. Liani is a qualified architect with a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from Kingston University.

 Andrew Logan belongs to a unique school of English eccentrics. One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. His artistic world includes fauna, flora, planets and gods. His love of travel provides the bases for several series of work.

Lillian Sizemore is an artist and mosaic scholar who travels widely to study mosaic sites around the world. Sizemore studied mosaics at Studio Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy, and History of Art at the Universitá di Bologna. She has served on the faculty at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, and as a visiting artist for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and the Field Museum in Chicago. She holds degrees in Fine Art and Italian from Indiana University and is currently a PhD candidate at PSTA in London.