Mosaic beauty for Mareeba:
A COMMUNITY art project aimed at bringing together people of all ages and abilities is set to help beautify Mareeba’s Centennary Park.
Arts in Mind (AIM) was born out of the desire to beautify the Far North Queensland town with public art, while providing creative opportunities and social art initiatives for residents.
Group member Lynn Potter said AIM’s vision was to create a lasting public mosaic artwork in Mareeba, possibly at Centennary Park in 2018.
“We chose a mosaic art project for a number of reasons,” she said.
“Mosaics are perfect as a public artwork, they are durable with a long life, they can withstand all weather conditions, they’re difficult to vandalise and can be easily repaired.
“When completed, the mosaic wall will be a bright and attractive feature of our town.”
AIM recently received funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund in partnership with the Mareeba Shire Council to run a series of creative workshops (Stage 1) for community participants.
The completed public art (Stage 2) will use colourful mosaic designs to make Mareeba a more vibrant place for visitors, tourists and the local community.
AIM will run several workshops through to October, including hand-built pottery with Ken Ison, ‘Come Play with Clay’ for creative youths, and mosaic classes.
Cost is $10 per person per workshop. For details about how to get involved visit Arts in Mind Mareeba on Facebook. To comment on this story: editorial@tablelandnewspapers. com.au facebook.com/tablelandsadvertiser
Arts in Mind members took part in a mosaic workshop run by Dominic Johns from Shardworks in Cairns.