Sparkle, shine, last, inspire, create, and re-purpose.
Our mosaics enrich private homes and gardens, feature as community art and have a place in galleries and exhibitions across regional SA including the South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Barossa Mosaic is a collaborative creative enterprise between artist and community development worker, Kate Jenkins and mosaic and community artist, Kristin Wohlers.
We have a true passion for mosaics.
An experienced visual artist, Kate Jenkins’ has worked across many artforms from ceramics, oil painting, cloth, and works on paper. She has now teamed up with Kristin Wohlers in Barossa Mosaic to expand her arts practice with the art of mosaics.
Her work and the collaborative pieces are based on her drawings and designs of local native birds and made from a range of materials from local natural stone, smalti, and ceramic and glass tiles. Working on sculptural pieces for this exhibition fulfills her long time love for 3 dimensional work.
Through her artwork Kate aims to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity in our environment and of the beauty and fragile nature of the living creatures in that environment that sometimes we take for granted.
Kristin Wohlers is an accomplished artist who specialises in the design and fabrication of mosaic sculpture. She set up Barossa Mosaics with fellow artist Kate Jenkins and together they offer workshops, collaborate with other artists and with community based art projects and offer private commissions.
Influenced by the Barossan landscape and the materials available, Kristin works with local stone, repurposed glass as well as traditional mosaic materials such as ceramic tiles, smalti and cinca.
Collaborating with community is a focus for Kristin who has partnered with a range of organisations including the Barossa Bushgardens, Nuriootpa High School and Creative Barossa – creating lasting artworks in public places.