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Helen McCullagh

Kiata Mason

Patch Work Rocks



I’ve sketched and painted this group of rocks many times. When I was young, I painted them alongside my grandmother. I remember the waves coming through the centre, imagining faces coming out of the sides of the rocks, like old men captured inside, standing guard over the space between sea and land.

91 x 122 cm


Kiata Mason


2014-16   Master of Fine Arts (Drawing), National Art School, Sydney
2012        Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Drawing), National Art School
2004        Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), National Art School

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Bea’s Table curated by Amber Creswell Bell at Saint Cloche Gallery

2016   Masters Drawing Examination Exhibition Hoff Space NAS Sydney

2012   Impressions, Japanese Gardens Gallery, Cowra
2005   Behind the scenes Manning Regional Gallery Members Gallery, Taree

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   Still & Private Lives A.K Bellinger Gallery Inverell, Muswellbrook 44th Art Prize, Painting and Drawing, Pen Line + Paint 220 creative                  space Woolloomooloo Sydney, At Home Birds Gallery Melbourne, An Unguarded Moment A.K Bellinger Gallery Inverell, Black Swan                Portrait Prize Perth, Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize, on line exhibition

2016   Fundraising Event Dominik Mersch Gallery, Master exhibition NAS Gallery, Clay Gulgong Wool Shed Gulgong, Adelaide Perry Prize for            drawing  PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery Sydney

2015   Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore

2015   Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra, Naked & Nude Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree,  Five Years On, Articulate                  Project Space, Sydney
2013   The Nature of Things, Jean-Bellette Gallery, Hill End
2012   National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney,  Dobell Drawing Prize, New South Wales Art Gallery,             Sydney, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2011   Blake Prize - National Art School Gallery & touring regional galleries,  Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford,  Talls,                    River Bank Gallery, Canowindra,  Flanagan Art Prize, St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat,    Lachlan Valley Art Award Exhibition, Cowra                      Regional Art Gallery, Cowra
2009   Local Artists Exhibition, The Hub Art Gallery, Grenfell
2007   Group Show, 4A At Gallery, Sydney
2006   Two Artist Show, James Harvey Gallery, Clovelly, Port Macquarie Art Society Show - Portrait Competition, Port Macquarie
2005   Emerging Artists, Newport Artworks Gallery, Newport


2017    Finalist Muswellbrook 44th Art Prize, Drawng, and Painting, Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize, Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize,             on line exhibition

2016    Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Finalist Adelaide Perry Prize for drawing Sydney

2015    Finalist Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore,   Finalist Paddington Art Prize, Woollahra,    Finalist -                     Naked & Nude Manning Art Prize
2013    Semi Finalist - Moran portrait Prize
2012    Finalist - Dobell Drawing Prize ,   Finalist - Mosman Art Prize
2012    Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize
2011    Finalist - Blake Prize,   Finalist - Gosford Art Prize
2011    Finalist - Flanagan Art Prize
2011    Highly Commended (mixed media) - Lachlan Valley Art Awards
2007    First Prize (watercolour) - Kempsey Shire Art Prize
2006    Highly Commended - Port Macquarie Art Society Show - Portrait Competition
2004    Highly Commended - Zooman Art Exhibition
2004    Highly Commended - Adelaide Swift Art Award


            PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery Sydney, Multiple private collections  















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