What a fantastic Easter we had!
Our office is in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire and on our daily visits into town to take the post we had noticed that the one and only mosaic in the pavement was breaking up, mainly at the edges. Clearly it would worsen over time if something was not done about it. We set about finding out who the artist had been and who had financed it. We discovered Rob Turner was the artist (http://rob-turner.blogspot.co.uk/) and it had been financed by the council so we made contact with Wyre Forest District Council and a meeting was arranged to discuss how it might come about. We offered to supply the materials required and after a loooooong wait the Council came up with the money for the repair! Easter weekend was the only time Rob had free so it was decided he would come then. We belong to a national Mosaic Association (B.A.M.M.) which has regional groups. Ours is rather large covering Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Gloucestershire. We are trying to build the regional group so if you are interested in mosaics come along to a meeting, (even if you are not a member of BAMM). Rob was agreeable to meet with our group members and the weather was kind to us and a good time was had by all, with a lunch after the meeting. As our group covers such a large area, we are flexible about where we meet. If you are in our area and are interested in coming to a meeting or finding out more contact our regional coordinator Caroline Jariwala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the things we were discussing was the annual BAMM exhibition. It is going to be held at Cirencester Museum this year and the theme is “Awakenings: Ancient themes, New perspectives” – a rather wide scope – how would you interpret that? Queries about the exhibition to email@example.com
I hope you enjoy the photographs: