In glass class yesterday the teachers were talking about the exhibition of mosaics they’d been to the night before. So we decided to check it out for our Saturday afternoon outing.
It was held in Orewa, a sleepy-but-growing beach town situated right about at the limit of acceptable commuting distance from Auckland. The broad beach was gorgeous, with just enough waves for kids to have fun and try their hands at tame surfing. We did a little op-shop shopping, had a good meal in a cafe on the strand, and then walked to the exhibit.
We didn’t know “doing mosaics” was even a thing, much less a thing with its own juried National Exhibition… but it is. There were separate categories for 2-D and 3-D art, and a lot of really cool stuff on display.
A lot of the pieces had a strong element of fun, even while showing off a lot of craftsmanship. We could both imagine ourselves enjoying doing some mosaics… or at least imagine ourselves spending hundreds of dollars on glass and tiles and tools and patterns and…