I am delighted that Lesley Miller (Artistic Director) has invited me to join her small group of co-operative artists and display my mosaic art at the South Street Gallery.
The South Street Gallery is a new, small gallery in Isleworth, overlooking the delightful and historic Lower Square. Lesley (an artist herself) is keen for local artists to have a platform to display and sell their work in a friendly, welcoming, supportive environment with a strong community bias . I have a shelf area where I can display my roof tile mosaics and my small wall hangings and coasters.
I will be having an event at the gallery over the weekend of 17th & 18th October where I will show my new range of work called ‘The Marple Collection’. This vibrant and vivid range of mosaic mandalas are inspired by the Marple Mosaic commission I made recently for Hilary and Pauline. Using a mix of glass, irridescent and marble tesserae, with glass embellishments, this will be a very colourful and eye catching collection. I will also be showing the pictorial story of The Marple Mosaic and giving demonstrations throughout the weekend. I am really looking forward to having this opportunity to invite people to visit this lovely new Gallery, see my first ‘Collection’ and get to talk to you all and answer any questions you may have.
How did I get into a new Gallery – an opportunist chance! I popped into The South Street Cafe for one of their delicious ice creams. It’s a lovely community cafe run by Rowan and her son Tom who have an ethos of kindness, trust and community. Whilst chatting to Tom I asked if I could display one my business cards on his notice board, explaining I was a mosaic artist. He said yes and then added ‘you may be interested to know I help run an art gallery over the road’. Now what are the chances of that! He put me in contact with Lesley and we met up and got on straight away. We both recognised similar traits in each other and realised we were of the same ilk – we like to have a project, we make things happen and we get on with it! After that meeting I came away with a shelf space, a date in the diary for an event and a huge amount of excitement and enthusiasm for this next phase in my mosaic story.
REQUEST: Pop into the South Street Cafe for an ice cream and then go round to look at the South Street Gallery.
COMING SOON: Rosanna’s Mosaics – International!