...runs an Open Studio, where artists, volunteers, school students and active citizens are trained in mosaic design and then help us to make public realm art works. We offer accredited training and short courses in the craft of mosaic.
We are currently planning to set up the London School of Mosaic, an independent art school teaching the first degree in Mosaic studies in the UK. For more information click on the logo:
We have over 300 public realm installations in central London, which you can visit following the Southbank Mosaics Walk. Major projects have included the regeneration at St. John’s Garden, Blake’s Lambeth (2008-2013) and Queenhithe Timeline Mosaic (2014). Alongside this we work on a number of smaller commissions including signage (e.g. for Network Rail at Waterloo Station), paving (Southbank Centre), sculpture, memorial plaques and most importantly portraits.
Southbank Mosaics is a not for profit social enterprise. The emphasis of our social mission is on campaigning:
- for an inclusive economy, providing training and work opportunities for young people/adults with additional needs and mental health problems.
- working with young people in trouble with the law, as an alternative to custody and allowing them to pay back in a positive way through making public art.
Our current programme includes sessions for school children with special needs and we take referrals from GP surgeries as part of Art on prescription for those suffering from mental health issues. We work with Lambeth Council in providing placements for young people on community service orders. This is a way for young people to pay back to their community, broaden their sense of opportunity while learning to work in a professional environment and channel their energy in creative ways.