Sunday, 24 August 2008

The Millennium Mosaic

Among a number of works of art that caught our attention in Exeter town centre was the Millennium Mosaic, located in the Guildhall Centre, on a wall above the Pine Trading Shop, the Exeter.

Local schools and community organisations, as well as members of the public were invited to decorate the thousand odd 10cm square by 2cm thick wooden blocks. Some would take a square of blocks and produce a larger design, while many were one off. The theme was "A moment in time in Exeter". The blocks were sorted and then assembled in eleven bands of four blocks wide. The completed mosaic was then fixed to the end wall of the Pine Trading Shop.

This statue, entitled 'Looking Forward', is adjacent to the mosaic and was erected in 1977 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

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