Award winning mosaic art and murals

Gary Drostle has been creating site specific award winning mosaic art, public art and murals for nearly thirty years. This growing experience, craft skill and professionalism has been recognised with many awards. Here is a list of the awards received for projects:


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The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (USA)
PROJECT: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
2019 Honor Award Winner.

tide pool mosaic at Lucile Packard Children's HospitalThe Hamilton Awards for Arts In Health
PROJECT: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Joint winner for the Hospital program in the Arts Transforming Environments category.

Redwood Forest Trail Mosaic photo by Emily Hagopian Photography

5th Annual FCI Awards
PROJECT: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Mosaics
Winner in the Commercial Tile and Stone installation category.



Central Line platform Paolozzi Mosaics

Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers Triennial Awards
PROJECT: Paolozzi Mosaics at Tottenham Court Road station, London, UK
Award for Best wall and floor tiling category.



23300_view02RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal
PROJECT: Viking Barcelona Garden of Inspiration
Artisan Garden featuring mosaic wall – Garden design by Sarah Eberle Mosaic design by Gary Drostle
Gold Medal


National Railways Heritage Craft Skills Award
PROJECT: Paolozzi Mosaics at Tottenham Court Road station, London, UK
Award covering all mosaic restoration and replacement


Chester Roman Garden mosaicChester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation Award
PROJECT: Roman Garden Mosaics, Chester, UK
Award Commended – Public Realm Refurbishment


Old soldier standing next to mosaicPrix Picassiette – Recontres Internationales de Mosaîque, Chartres, France
Award for work: Shrapnel 1918, Gallery work
Award 2nd Prize Public Vote


Electron flowMosaic Arts International, Houston, Contemporary Innovation Award
PROJECT: Electron Flow, Poplar, London, UK
The Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA Selected Architectural Juried
Award for Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic


Entwined histories finished sculptureMosaic Arts International, Tacoma, Best in Show Award
PROJECT: Entwined Histories, London, UK
The Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, USA Selected Architectural Juried
Best in Show Award winner 2012


Brook street capers wall muralChester Civic Trust New Years Honours 2012
PROJECT: The Brook Street Capers Mural, Chester, UK
PROJECT: Roman Gardens Mosaics, Chester, UK






Woman on climbing wall overlooking river of life floor mosaicTileLetter Awards – Commercial Mosaic Installation Award
PROJECT: The Iowa ‘River Of Life’ Mosaic
The National Tile Contractors Association (of America), Las Vegas, AZ
Winner of the Commercial Mosaic Award




Times hand sculptureChester Civic Trust New Years Honours 2011
PROJECT: Edgar’s Field Park improvements including the ‘Times hand forms our space’ mosaic sculpture, Chester, UK
Award winner


Chester roman amphitheatre wall mosaicChester Civic Trust New Years Honours 2011
PROJECT: Chester Roman Amphitheatre improvements including the Roman Amphitheatre Mural



Rouse Kent Award SculptureMosaic Arts International, Miami 2008, Best Architectural Mosaic
PROJECT: The Erith De Luci Fish Sculpture
Mosaic Art Exhibition in Miami, USA run in conjunction with the SAMA mosaic con- ference
Best Architectural Mosaic


Scent of a roman floor mosaicRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007 – Silver Medal
PROJECT: Focal feature trompe L’oeil mosaic Medusa for ‘Scent of a Roman’ themed garden
Awarded to Leeds Council Small Garden


De luci fish sculptureThe Rouse Kent Award for Public Art, Awards for Public art in Kent
PROJECT: The Erith De Luci Fish Sculpture
Joint Winner




Body and Spirit mosaicThe Building Better Healthcare Facilities Awards 2006 – Use of Art Category
PROJECT: ‘Body & Spirit’ Mandala Mosaic for lobby waiting area, The Bradbury Centre, Belfast.
South & East Belfast HSS Trust
Awarded – ‘Best’ scheme award of which the ‘Body & Spirit’ Mosaic was a part


The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
Award for craft excellence and development
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (The Royal Warrant Holders) Craftsman Award.




Charles Burr Award – Bexley Civic Society
PROJECT: Thames Barge Mural, Erith, Kent, UK
London Borough of Bexley



Spelthorne Design Awards – Art in Development Section
PROJECT: Fountain Mosaic
Spelthorne Borough Council


London Tourism Awards – Local Tourist initiatives
PROJECT: Regeneration, Tom Phillips Mosaics
Bellenden Renewal Project/ London Borough of Southwark Scheme award of which mosaics were a focal feature Award



Spelthorne Design Awards – Art in Architecture Section
PROJECT: Staines High Street Mosaics, UK
Spelthorne Borough Council


International Mosaic of the Year – Yahoo MosaicArtistsOrg
PROJECT: Croydon Fishpond Mosaic
Croydon Borough Council
Voted by mosaic makers from around the world Mosaic of the year


Local Government News ‘Street Design Awards’ – Pedestrian Environment Category
PROJECT: Gloucester Trade Trail Mosaics, Gloucester, UK
Gloucester City Council
Awarded for its contribution to street design and the exceptional quality of the art- works in Gloucester’ Pedestrian Priority Scheme.


Croydon Design Awards – Landscape Section
PROJECT: Fishpond Mosaic
Croydon Borough Council
Awarded for its contribution to design and environmental quality in the London Borough of Croydon


The Sutton & Cheam Society Design Award Scheme
PROJECT: Twin Town Murals for Sutton Court Road, Sutton, UK
London Borough of Sutton

You can see the full list of Gary’s commissioned artworks on the Gary Drostle Commissions Catalogue page

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Posted: July 13, 2017