It is nerve wracking putting your work out into the world and it is nerve wracking talking publicly. I have often thought that I don’t represent myself very well. But who else is there! My emotional side of the brain takes sway and I go into flight, fight, freeze mode. It’s not very conducive to any kind of insightful musings. And it feels like such an ungenerous state to be in. I’m not really thinking clearly at all. I wish it weren’t the case and have tried a myriad of ways from public speaking courses to some good prepping to patting the pooch as I talk. Anyway, at half a century in I’ve decided to try and get some one-on-one help and go the drugs too and try some beta blockers to add to my forces. Happy camper here giving these crack - figuratively speaking … and literally too. Heading soon to the Easter holiday annual camping spot with my kids and my long-friended school buddies with their kids too. Yum.
It's good to have a break too, as Julian Woods, the Audience Participation Officer at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) has been firing away at his job. He just checked in on a date for me to be interviewed on 2MCE Radio. I have recently been interviewed by Sam Bolt of the Western Advocate, Dom Ingersole on 2BS and just today Alex James from ABC Central West. Scheduled in is also a talk to the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society members. As part of the BRAG public program: “In Conversation: Nicola Mason”, I will be in chatting with Jac Underwood from 2BS at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Saturday 28 May at 11 am. It’s a free event but bookings are required via Eventbrite.
My Cycle project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.