From 15 July to 30 September a pop-up studio will be setting up shop in Oxo Tower Wharf. Southbank Mosaics will open their doors to the public not only selling fine art mosaics but also working on a spectacular project which visitors will be able to witness taking shape.
Southbank Mosaics have been commissioned to create a major public realm project- the Queenhithe Heritage timeline mosaic, which will be a 30m x1m mosaic to be installed on the site of Queenhithe Dock, an ancient scheduled monument which dates back to Anglo Saxon times on the north bank of the Thames. This commission is being made for the City of London with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The mosaic is destined to become the most visited public mosaic in England, as a continuous walkway opens up along this stretch of the river.
The Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th century changed the way we view our interiors, in this century the mosaic artisans at Southbank Mosaics will transform our exteriors with fountains, sculptural seating, murals, paving and signage. There is another way – we do not have to be dull and grey.