Saturday, October 9, 2010
Ipswich Awards of Excellence 2010
A look back at the 2009 Winner of the Award of Excellence, Ipswich.
Below are a few photos of the 2009 Award of Excellence at the "Everybody Seat" installed at Karalee State School, Karalee, Queensland Australia. Sandy Robertson worked with students at Karalee State School as Artist in Residence Program.
Together with teachers, students, parents, Indigenous Artist and incredible enthusiasm and support of Cheryl Charlton, Vice Principal Karalee State School, this incredible mosaic sculpture grew. The students are so talented and worked very hard with their mesh mosaics to help building this beautiful seating arena outside the Community Hall on the school grounds.
Proudie, the concretor built this mosaic chair to last! The chair is decorated with mosaic art inside and out. The inner circle with a huge contemporary mosaic snake, the river, gum leaves work well with local history, fauna and flora and indigenous art.
The outer side of the winding seating arena was inspired by Gaudi - a mosaic fantasy as the outer snake winds and shows the student mosaic interpretations of colourful, happy flowers, kangaroos, tracks and more.
Visit and be captivated! The curves are made from china plates to give the lustrous mosaic finish.
A mix of china, porcelain tiles and circles, ceramic floor and wall tile, vitreous glass mosaic, glass beads, polystyrene balls, mosaic fibreglass mesh, concrete, grout and thinset made the base for the beautiful mosaic art. Mosaic seats are popular as a useful community artwork.
You won't be able to sit for long as you want to keep touching the textures and exploring the student artworks. A beautiful place for the students and community to relax, imagine and enjoy.