The hearty feedback I have been afforded has been a treat. And it’s been loads of fun to have friends make the trek out this way. Thank you to everyone who has visited my exhibition Cycle at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG), attended a talk or participated in a workshop during this exhibition period. It's a wrap.
What’s next you ask? Happy times that some works from this exhibition are heading into private collections. Those making their way back to me, may be considered for something more, perhaps another outing in an apt group show or submitted for a prize – only time will tell.
And for me, I’m thinking about how I can expand on some of the terrific development opportunities provided by BRAG. During this exhibition, I have given several walk-through talks, workshops and media interviews. When these were in the pipeline, I bit the bullet and had a session with Camilla Ward from The Creative Voice Studio a fellow Orana Arts Inc Studio Co!Lab Member. Both are absolutely and completely recommended by me if they pique your interest. With my next exhibition scheduled for Project Gallery 90, I’m keen to experience and share something more when it’s on too.
BRAG have been amazing in their coordination and support. It has been splendid to see what has spun off from BRAG sending exhibtion notifications out. One example is the online exhibition write up by Artist Profile magazine
“ … Using painting as her vehicle, Mason thinks through they ways that we can live with the land, shaped by it as much as we are compelled to care for it. At once personal and philosophical, gently gendered and totally disruptive of any binary mode of thinking, these works knowingly upend genre conventions in playful, imaginative, and expansive ways, drawing on a knowledge of the natural world from within and without the Western history of painting.”
Big thanks must go to all the staff and volunteers at BRAG for their expertise and support, Tracy Sorensen for writing the catalogue essay, Clare Lewis for photographing the works and Cr Margaret Hogan for opening the exhibitions. And many thanks to Create NSW for supporting this project too.
This program is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.