Nic Mason is an emerging artist in regional Australia.
Her artworks have been selected as a finalist in numerous national
awards including the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize 2018;
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018; Fleurieu Biennale
2018; Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2018; Calleen Art Award
2018, 2017 and 2016; Waverley Art Prize 2018 and 2017; Footscray
(Tertiary) Art Prize 2017; Brisbane Art Prize 2017 and 2016;
and the Korea Australia Arts Foundation Art Award 2016.
Nic Mason has been awarded several awards including the 2015
Central West Regional Art Award through Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
This award led to her first her first solo art exhibition, WILD in
Cowra Regional Art Gallery in 2016.
Her art practice is richly informed by her background in science and
conservation management. After attaining a Science degree from
Macquarie University in 1996, she relished a twenty-year career in
the conservation and land management sector. In the middle of
2016 she resigned from her employment position in this sector to
focus on her art practice in a full-time capacity and to commence
post graduate studies in painting at the Australian National University.
In 2017 she received a Graduate Certificate in Art through the Australian
In 2017 she also travelled to France to participate in an international
art residency at Centre de Art Marnay Art Centre (camac),
Marnay-sur-Seine with the assistance from the camac Fondation
Ténot and an NSW Artist Grant through Create NSW and the National
Association for the Visual Arts.
She has been selected with a group of artists and science specialists
in NSW to work in collaboration with Orana Arts and the Office
of Environment and Heritage on the Art of Threatened Species project.