JUNE 2013 – UNVEILING 18th June 2013
Every Child Matters
A smalti panel mosaic for the entrance of Leicester University's Greenwood Institute of Child Health, Westcotes House. The 2400 x 600mm panel is made entirely from hand cut Italian Glass Smalti and represents five steps to Child Wellbeing: safe and secure; health and nutrition; love and relationships; enjoyment and achievement and; aspiration and hope
The mosaic was commissioned for the centre in memory of Professor Rory Nicol.
MARCH 2012 – AWARD
Chester Civic Trust – New Years Honours 2012
For the second year running Gary scooped two awards at the annual Chester Civic Trusts 'New Years Honours' event.
Both the Roman Garden mosaic and the Brook Street Mural received awards acknowledging the positive improvement to Chester's environment.
The Duke of Westminster unveiled the Roman Garden mosaic on 2nd December. The mosaic created on the theme of Romano British Gardens merged elements from Roman mosaics with archaeological evidence developed in collaboration with local archeologists. The mosaic is located in the entrance to the Chester Roman Garden on Pepper Street.
MAY 2011 – UNVEILING
Soho Oyster House
The Wright Brothers new Soho Oyster House restaurant gets a new mosaic for the signature restaurant interior.
MARCH 2012 – EXHIBITION
Home of a Goddess, Named after a King, Gift of a Duke
The Edgar's Field Park History Stone mosaic sculpture was successfully accepted into the 2012 Mosaic Arts International exhibition in Lexington, Kentucky. This prestigious juried mosaic exhibition is the only show to accepted photographed architectural mosaic work.
The same work won an award at the Chester Civic Trust New Years Honours 2011 awards for environmental improvements in Chester.
July 2011 – UNVEILING
The Magic Roundabout
The pupils of South Hill Primary school in Hemel Hempstead gathered for the official opening of the mosaic based on their designs on 20th July 2011.
The mosaic is based on the famous 'Magic Roundabout' in Hemel and also portrays the local area and the towns association with King Henry VIII.
MARCH 2011 – AWARD
Best Commercial Mosaic
'The River of Life' mosaic created for the University of Iowa's new recreation and wellness centre in Iowa City has just scooped one of the top awards in the US for mosaic works.
Gary's mosaic has been announced winner of the NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association - of America)TileLetter awards in the Commercial Mosaic Category. The award was presented at a special award ceremony during the Coverings show in Las Vegas, AZ.
The mosaic which is 50 foot long and represents the river of life, was inspired by the Iowa River and the textile patterns of local Native American, Amish, American quilts and basket weave.
AUGUST 2011 – UNVEILING
A Portrait of Brook Street
The residents of Brook Street in Chester gathered for the unveiling of the Brook Street Mural by Gary Drostle on the 8th August 2011.
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SUMMER 2012 – New Mosaic Art Book
Mosaic Art Today
Published by Schiffer this new mosaic art book covers the work of 50 different mosaic artists, including Gary, revealing the wide diversity of mosaic art practices in the contemporary mosaic world.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2 "
200+ colour illustrations
Hard cover price $50.00
DECEMBER 2012 – BEIJING
Gary was recently invited to visited Beijing as a guest of the newly founded Mosaic Art Association of China. WHilst in Beijing Gary discussed possible collaborations for future projects in China.
Best in Show
SEPTEMBER 24th 2011 – UNVEILING
The Redbridge Community Peace Monument
The families of the victims of violent crimes in Redbridge gathered at the opening of the Redbridge Peace Monument on Saturday 24th September 2011. The unveiling of the new monument designed and made by Gary marked the anniversary of the death of Kashif Mahmood who was stabbed to death in 1989 at this site.
The monument was constructed from porcelain and Italian glass smalti and aims to offer a focal point for community reconciliation and aspiration for peace following a series of fatal knife crimes in the area. The monument is supported by members of the families of three local victims of violent crime, Kashif Mahmood, Westley Odger and Sukhwinder Singh.
The Redbridge Community Peace Monument
JANUARY 2013 – AWARD
Best in Show award at the Mosaic Arts International
Entwined Histories mosaic sculpture has been announced the winner of the Best in Show award at the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
January 26 - May 5, 2013
January 14, 2013- The Society of American Mosaic Artists’ (SAMA) annual juried member's exhibition, Mosaic Arts International, is being held at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, January 26-May 5, 2013. The exhibit features the carefully selected work of 46 artists from seven countries and significantly is the first exhibition devoted to mosaic art ever curated by the Museum of Glass. The museum is noted for its distinctive architecture, and collection of 20th and 21st century glass art along with changing exhibitions. A spectacular pedestrian walkway features three installations of colourful glass created by Tacoma’s native son, Dale Chihuly..
Review of 2012
Gary's annual review is now available to download – Click on the image opposite >>>
3.8 Mb Four page A4 report
including coverage of:–
Entwined Histories mosaic sculpture &
Leicester Heathcotes Mosaic
OCTOBER 2012 – NEW WORK
Recycled glass floor for the Royal College of General Practitioners HQ
Inspired by a Victorian mosaic by Rust & Co Gary was commissioned to make and install a new floor for the new headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Euston, London. Working with glass maker Bernard Becker whose workshop is in the same SFSA arts complex as Gary, 100% recycled glass tiles were specially made for the floor which compliments the original Rust floor in the same room.
EXHIBITION at Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London 17.05.2013 - 28.06.2013
The Last Marble
As part of the 'Old School' exhibition by Dutch artist Harmen Brethouwer, Gary was commissioned to make this marble mosaic cone based on a 17th century marble mosaic table. Harmen has created a large body of work engaging specialist artists to create cones or square panels in his exploration of traditional crafts.
December 2013 – NEW COMMISSION UNVEILED
An exciting new work by Gary which has been inspired by electricity and the connections between the electron, electro magnetism and the visible spectrum. The work also combines a QR code leading to a animation by local school pupils and a transparent glass smalti strip through the middle lights up at night.
The mosaic was commissioned by Poplar HARCA housing trust for thier new development and wraps around an electricity sub station.