Lone Goat Gallery invites you to the opening of
Following the Juice
Mosaic Artists of Byron Bay
Janet Bowden : Turiya Bruce : Pyari Cau
Jane Denison : Heather Stevenson
Lone Goat Gallery
20th January – 1st February 2017
Opening 6 pm to 8 pm Friday 20th January
Officially opened by Scott Harrower at 7 pm
Following the Juice: Mosaic Artists of Byron Bay takes us beyond the public face of mosaic art. The Mosaic Artists of Byron Bay come together to highlight mosaic art in a domestic setting in the form of sculpture, fine art, decorative objects and garden pavers. “We all have different styles and use different techniques,” explains Jane Denison, “but the common thread between us is a passion for making mosaics.”
Public art mosaics have a long history in the Byron Shire. The most visible installations are the two colourful roundabouts in the heart of Byron, but mosaic seats, street pavers and wall murals are dotted throughout the Shire. Usually collaborative community efforts, these vibrant mosaics add character to our streets and public spaces.
Pyari Cau and Turiya Bruce were central in creating the Byron Bay mosaic roundabouts. In this exhibition Turiya’s colourful mosaics are informed by another commission – the lotus mosaic at Crystal Castle. “I get so many compliments about the lotus mosaic and I wanted to create smaller pieces for collectors.”
Pyari’s work is finely crafted and includes three dimensional garden sculptures and her impressions of patterns in nature. A highlight is Pyari’s sculpture of a glistening unicorn that would be a focal point in any garden setting.
Heather Stevenson is also well-known in Byron Shire as a long time teacher of mosaics and stained-glass. Heather’s marble abstract pieces have a contemporary aesthetic yet are constructed using the traditional hammer and hardie techniques favoured by ancient craftsmen.
Janet Bowden’s large scale monochrome portraits and colourful animal studies are rich in intensity and detail. These impressive works are magnetic and have strong visual impact. Janet’s artistic focus is on creating mosaics for modern living. Commissions for portraits are also available.
Jane Denison’s installation of garden pavers draws upon imagery associated with Australian summers. These fun pavers act as a visual reminder of the things we need when going to the beach.
Rich in colour and diversity, this exhibition is a must-see for locals and visitors alike this summer. All welcome to the opening on Friday 20th January 6 pm.
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