Craig Evans and his son Joshua left Adelaide, South Australia in April 2004 to spend 6 months at St Ethnea School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Craig was a music teacher at St Aloysius College in Adelaide.
The Argentinean Mosaic was purchased by Craig Evans in 2004 when he was in Argentina working in the Barrios communities.
Barrio Mitre is built on the city rubbish dump. Some of the trash had been there for fifteen years. It was here that a Jesuit priest named Rodrigo has set up the Ava Tava Project.
As Craig walked around the fenced compound, he was taken up to a room to see a painting that the poor children of the barrios had completed. From a cupboard was brought a large plastic roll – a mosaic created by the children of the barrios, made from discarded material. Real beauty amongst the trash.
Thanks to fundraising by St Aloysius College community, Craig was able to purchase this piece of art, which can now be found in the Redden Centre Undercroft.
For more information on Craig Evans’ time in Argentina, see Postcards from Argentina.