BAMM Forum 2018

BAMM Forum 2018 – 22 & 23 September 2018


Create, Collaborate, Communicate

Mosaic Making in the Public Realm

Download the BAMM Forum 2018 PDF Programme here.

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Forum Weekend Programme Summary

Saturday Timetable -Registration opens at 9am - AGM from 10am to 10.45am

First Speaker at 10.50am - Last Speaker to start at 4.35pm


Ticket prices for the Forum on Saturday only, including lunch and refreshments.

Early Bird to 31st July 2018: £48 BAMM members / £58 non-members. 

From August 1st onwards:  £78 BAMM members / £88 non-members

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Friday, September 21, 2018:

Private View – 6.30-8pm – of the BAMM members’ exhibition at London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, Mansfield Road, LONDON NW5 4SF. 

Please select a free ticket from Eventbrite if you intend to come, so we have some idea of numbers attending


Saturday, September 22nd 2018

King's College Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street, LONDON, SE1 9NH

9-10am: Forum Registration, morning refreshments and the chance to visit the Mosaic Market.

10-10.45: BAMM AGM

The Forum will directly follow the AGM.  There will be an hour break for lunch and an afternoon refreshment break, finishing at 5.30 / 6.00pm

Speakers: (see below for more details)

  • Coralie Turpin, Jen Watson and Diana Storey of BAMM North
  • John Sollinger – Artist and Educator
  • Charlotte Webster – Communications professional and founder of arts organisation Human Nature
  • Carrie Reichardt – "I'm an artist your rules don't apply"
  • Will Wootton – Kings College
  • Julie Norburn – Art4Space


Pecha Kucha Style presentations (20 slides of 20 seconds) by Joanna Kessel, John O’Brien, Anne Schwegmann-Fielding and Coralie Turpin


Mosaic Market, lunch and networking.


7pm Evening Social and Dinner at Blackfriars Wine BAR, 80 Scoresby Street, Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 0XN from 6.30 onwards

After the formal programme has ended, please come and continue the conversations during an informal evening of food and drinks at nearby Blackfriars Wine Bar. We enjoyed a very successful evening here in 2016, including casual buffet and pay bar. With a relaxed approach to serving food, (including pizzas, hot snacks and cold platters), an excellent wine list and exclusive use of the venue by BAMM throughout the evening, this offers a great opportu

Tickets are £12, including informal buffet food (with vegetarian options), exclusive use of the venue and a pay bar.

Please book along with your Forum tickets. Open to BAMM members and guests.


WORKSHOPS - Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

AT King's College Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street, LONDON, SE1 9NH unless otherwise stated.

10:00-16:00 with an hour for lunch. 

  • Julie Norburn – Art4Space – Community Art Mosaic
  • Giulia Vogrig - Professional Mosaic Artist - Using the Hammer and Hardie Not running
  • John Sollinger – Artist and Educator – Flippin’ Unglued!
  • Coralie Turpin and Jen Watson – BAMM North – Fly to Freedom Not running
  • Charlotte Webster – How to stand out from the Crowd

See below for more details of workshops



BAMM Forum 2018 – Speakers (for full speaker information see BAMM Forum 2018 Speakers)

Coralie Turpin, Jen Watson and Dianna Storey of BAMM North

Three members of BAMM North will explain how they created ‘Fly to Freedom’ in 2017. This was an installation of over 130 bird mosaics at Hull railway station, in collaboration with 25 artists and 6 different community groups.


John Sollinger – Artist and Educator

Based in Ashland, Oregon, Solly uses stained glass to portray plant, often with fire or water in mosaics of forest landscapes.  He has developed unusual techniques for double reverse mosaic, which he believes gives greater fluidity.  Widely acknowledged in international competitions, books and magazines, Solly has served as artist-in-residence at Crater National Park, Uroboros Glass and Olive Stack Fine Art Gallery.  He also teaches workshops on his techiniques, revealing his approach to depicting realism through chaos.  


Charlotte Webster – Communications professional and founder of arts organisation Human Nature

Understand how to make a project really resonate by thinking about communications from the outset, at the idea stage, not when the wall is drying! This can help to secure partners, funding, and ultimately increase the impact on your audience. Charlotte will use the examples of two public arts projects - ENDANGERED13 and The Art of Beeing – to show how you can ‘think like a communicator’.


Carrie Reichardt – "I'm an artist your rules don't apply"

Carrie Reichardt is a London-based Ceramicist and Mosaic Maker. She recently completed ‘Tree of Life’ – a public art mural in South Acton. She is currently artist in Residence of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and recently won the commission for the public art spaces of the Finsbury Park Underground regeneration project.

In her talk Carrie will discuss the importance of narrative-based art in highlighting individual and collective stories that have otherwise been whitewashed from history, and the powerful role that heritage-based art and objects can play in establishing and maintaining civic agency and identity.


Dr Will Wootton – Senior Lecturer in Roman Art, King's College

Will specialises in ancient craft production, crossing the boundaries of archaeology, heritage, art history and contemporary practice. His talk will focus on the present value of understanding ancient mosaic traditions, how such knowledge is disseminated and consider the future development of this relationship between past and present.


Julie Norburn - Art4Space

Art4Space is an award winning not-for-profit social enterprise founded and run by professional artists with more than 16 years’ experience. Visual art is at the centre of everything they do. They connect and enhance communities through art and inspire individuals through creativity. Art4Space is a local organisation with an international reach. They work with organisations and individuals to deliver creative solutions. Art4Space has built up a strong level of trust, professional acumen and have demonstrated vast social impact.

Art4Space was set up in 1999. This talk will cover their experiences of running a community art organisation and will include a selection of community mosaic projects - based in schools, public realm, community settings and international exchanges. 



BAMM Forum 2018 – Workshops

Sunday, 23rd September 2018 - 10am to 4pm  (except Charlotte Webster 10am to 1pm)

All workshops are £95 (£50 for half day workshop with Charlotte Webster) and are limited to 12 participants. 

Please note - there is no lunch provided for these workshops.  Food id readily available in the area and participants are advised to bring drinks with them.


Community art mosaic - creating a mosaic for public display, considering design, techniques and different materials at Art4Space Community Arts Centre, Unit 1, 3131 Jeffreys Road, STOCKWELL, LONDON, SW4 6QU (Please note change to venue address)

Julie Norburn, Director, Art4Space.

Following their Forum talk this is an opportunity to get further inspired by Art4Space by joining this workshop hosted at their stunning Community Arts Centre in Stockwell.  Julie Norburn will lead participants through the process of setting up and running school and community mosaic projects, from getting the commissions and planning, design, materials, techniques, education workshops and installation, with a combination of theoretical and practical elements.

Workshop participants will collaborate in making a community mosaic for public display, learning as they are creating together. The Centre is a 5 minute walk to London’s longest mosaic ‘Connecting Stockwell’ which Art4Space completed in 2016 with more than 400 participants supported by 6 funders and the workshop will be structured to squeeze in a visit to see this and much more!


How to stand out from the crowd - Half day workshop (£50) at King's College Waterloo Campus in Stamford Street

Charlotte Webster, Human Nature

This workshop elaborates on Saturday's Forum talk and will help participants learn how to put communications at the heart of your work. Understand how to embed communications from the outset of any project to help secure partners, funding and have impact with your audience at every stage of your project. Learn and experiment with some key communications principles and tactics to make your work really resonate. Ideal for those looking to improve basic communications skills.


Flippin’ Unglued at King's College Waterloo Campus in Stamford Street

John Sollinger, Artist and Educator

Internationally renowned Oregan based artist, John Sollinger, uses stained glass to create complex and beautiful mosaics using nature as his inspiration.  Solly will be sharing his unusual, double reverse technique of mosaic making, which he has developed over many years.  This workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn Solly’s fluid double reverse technique and understand the advantage to laying tesserae prior to applying adhesive.  It will include a presentaion on method with the opportunity to ask questions and to practice the techniques.  It is suitable for all skill levels – all you need is imagination and curiosity! Find out more about John and his work on his website - 


Using the Hammer and Hardie at London School of Mosaic, Ludham Basement, LONDON, NW5 4SF

Giulia Vogrig

This workshop is not running

Guilia Vogrig studied at the prestigious Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli – the professional mosaic school in northern Italy.  She bought her exemplary Italian craft skills to the studio of Gary Drostle where she has worked on large public art projects, including restoration work on the Paolozzi mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station.  Giulia also teaches at the London School of Mosaic.

London School of Mosaic will host this workshop at their well-equipped teaching space in North London.  Giulia will coach participants in the use of hammer and hardie, enabling everyone to experiment and improve their own skill with this particular cutting technique.


Fly to Freedom at King's College Waterloo Campus in Stamford Street

Coralie Turpin and Jen Watson, BAMM North

This workshop is not running

Coralie has been making mosaics for over 20 years and teaches in her studio in South Yorkshire; and Jen (Ossett Arts) is an artist and teacher based in Ossett. This workshop will continue the theme of the ‘Fly to Freedom’ installation in Hull, giving BAMM members and friends the chance to make their own bird.

All materials will be provided including bird shapes, cut out in mdf, similar to those created for Hull 2017. The workshop is aimed at all levels and everyone should expect to complete (and possible grout) their bird by the end of the day.

A full catalogue of the Hull birds will be available to view as inspiration and the workshop will encourage and inspire participants to challenge their ideas through seeing the different ways the artists and communities approached the templates.