Symposium 2017

‘Think beyond the square’


Hobart, TAS

Thu 17th toMon 21st August 2017,

The draft schedule is as follows. Thursday evening registration and tradeshow. Symposium speakers and workshops 18th to 20th, with a post conference tour (tentatively MONA) on Mon 21st.

The SyKiimposium committee for Hobart is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker Toyoharu Kii based in Tokyo Japan.  In June and July of this year he exhibited in Chicago and taught at the Chicago Mosaic School. He works mostly in marble and produces monochromatic works show interesting textures and andamento.


He is on the board of the Mosaic Art Association in Japan (MAAJ) and is a member of AIMC.

As well as plenary sessions and workshops, there is a silent auction of small works, brown bag exchange and many social events to meet and mingle with mosaicists from around Australia and the world.

For accommodation information in Hobart, and more, see the Welcome to Hobart page


The symposium will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre – see their website
The three exhibitions – National, 30:30 and Tessera will be held in the Salamanca Arts Centre, in the long gallery and sidespace gallery

The map below shows the Hobart Function and conference centre, as well as Salamanca Arts and the Waterside Pavilion. Click the blue markers for more info.

Note that Disabled Access to Salamanca Arts is from the Courtyard via Wooby’s Lane


For more details click the presenters.

Bodycomb Helen Aus Vic
Bremner Rachel Aus Tas
Butler Kate Aus NSW
Edwards Wendy Aus Tas
Jenkins Kate Aus SA
Kannar Lea Aus NSW
Knickerbocker Kelley USA
Pilati Cetta Aus Vic
Plowman Bev Aus Vic
Robertson Sandy Aus Qld
Shapiro Marian Aus NSW
Sollinger John USA


Please read the MAANZ Exhibition Image Guidelines to ensure your artwork is properly presented.

The National Exhibition

This is our biggest event and accompanies our Symposium which is held every two years in a changing location in Australia.
It is a juried exhibition and attracts a high standard of contemporary mosaic art. Download the info sheet National-Exhibition-Information-2017. The entry form and payment is here.

The 30:30 Vision “Think Beyond The Square” Exhibition

This is an open exhibition and our signature exhibition that also runs every second year in the same year and city as the MAANZ Symposium. 30:30 Vision is an exhibition of works that are exactly 30cm x 30cm and respond to the Symposiums theme. Download the info sheet 3030-Vision-Information-2017. The entry form and payment is here.

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The Tessera Exhibiton

This is new exhibition on the MAANZ calendar and also runs every second year in the same year and city as the MAANZ Symposium. It is an open exhibition with no theme, entry to all, work can be framed and exhibited before. It is open to children only up to the age of 17.
MAANZ aims to encourage the younger members of the public to get involved with mosaics, to increase awareness of mosaics. Download the info sheet Tessera-Exhibition-Information-2017. The entry form and payment is here.

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Every two years MAANZ hosts a Mosaic Symposium where artists and enthusiasts get together to learn and be inspired by national and international mosaicists. Our past Symposiums were held in Melbourne (2003), Sydney (2005), Tasmania (2007), Brisbane (2009), Barossa Valley, SA (2011) and Melbourne (2013), Sydney (2015) and with each Symposium the events get bigger and better