Mosaic Steps to Connect

Notable Yarra Ranges artist Sioux Dollman will once again create a mosaic masterpiece for Emerald Community House. But this time, the community is invited to participate. Four workshops will be held from 10am to 2pm on February 20, 21 (Emerald Market Day), 27 and 28.  Participants can even bring along their own tiles and learn by doing under the guided hand of an expert.

Sioux will have mapped out panels of cement sheeting for each step riser.  Budding mosaic artists of all ages can come along in the open air, position themselves at a safe COVID distance and help to create the masterpiece of community art.  Locals will be familiar with Sioux’s magnificent Warburton Steps mosaic which has inspired ECH to engage her expertise to work with locals to create a community art display in Emerald.

This public art project created by Emerald Community House is funded by Cardinia Shire Council as part of their Community Connection Grants program. The work will provide a collage of community images with the words “We are one but we are many” cascading down the stairs. This project provides the chance for people to learn how to work with mosaics in free workshops and perhaps develop their own masterpieces in their own gardens.

Bookings are recommended for the free workshop sessions. Call ECH on 5968 3881 or send an email to to book your time frame during any or all of the four sessions. All materials are provided but you may want to contribute some of your own memories of COVID-19 with coloured stones, old tiles from your renovations, small marbles or ceramic pieces from broken china.