The Theatrical Eye - Kiata Mason

Kiata Mason - a National Art School graduate, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, with Honours and a Master of Fine Arts, Drawing - has regularly placed in a multitude of awards including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Blake Prize and the Dobell Drawing Prize. In 2018, Kiata was a finalist in the Sulman and Paddington Art Prizes and winner of the 2018 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Works on Paper. The Theatrical Eye is an ode to Kiata’s family history and current surrounds. While she has not herself been part of the theatrical world, several close family members have played their part, and Kiata now takes her turn in the role of director and stager within her own art form. Kiata likens the paintings and drawings that comprise this exhibition to a form of embellished diary - an autobiographical and imaginative depiction of her world. Each work is like a vignette, a non-linear expedition through rooms, home and landscapes, in which each scene has been carefully arranged and the stage set. It is an intimate journey through her eyes where she as director chooses the focus.Exhibiting from 7 July to 25 August 2019. Opening night 6pm Saturday 6 July 2019. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of Stone Hill Vineyard, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate. Artwork: Kiata Mason, Monkeys on Blue 2019 (detail), acrylic on canvas.

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