MOSAIC FESTIVAL OSS- September 18 - 30 October 2016
In 2014 a well-known businessman and art-lover from Oss, the Netherlands, visited the Mosaicschool in Spilimbergo and the Roman mosaics in Aquileia. Of course he fell in love with these mosaics – so much so that on return to Oss he decided to start an annual Mosaic Festival there !
In the fall of 2016 the first edition of the Mosaic Festival Oss will take place ! An annual cultural festival, organised by the mosaic foundation Oss. This festival aims to involve and connect (Inter-)national mosaic artists and the population of Oss to make a great showcase for this ancient and honored art form. To do so there will be many exhibitions and workshops as well as work from the inhabitants of Oss.
The Mosaic Festival is a free event for people of all ages.
Each Mosaic Festival has a theme: 2016 is dedicated to the Jheronimus Bosch year. A number of artworks will join in the "Garden of earthly delights".
Other activities include;
- A local Community Art project by Alex van der Heijden. ·
- A presentation of work by Mosaic students of the Academy of Fine Arts from Wilrijk (Belgium) exhibiting their artworks of and techniques. ·
- A presentation of the Artfactory of Oss, this is a workspace for people with intellectual disabilities ·
- A presentation of non-professional artists from Oss.
The Dutch Mosaic Guild was asked to organise a professional Mosaic Art exhibition in the centre of Oss. This exhibition of "Mosaic Guild and guests" already develops into a truly International event !
The municipality of Oss will provide us with multiple empty buildings to use so there's enough space for many – and there will be supervision by during opening hours.
The Mosaic Guild will arrange the exhibition one week before opening.
On behalf of the Mosaic Guild we invite professional mosaic artists to help us make this a great exhibition!
CALL FOR ARTISTS
If you are a professional artist and you are interested in participating, you can now sign in with the attached form untill the 15th of may 2016.
After review you will receive a form for the registration of your artworks by the beginning of August.
The Dutch Mosaic Guild – Het Mozaiekgilde