KIATA MASON FINALIST IN THE BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE
KIATA MASON Breakfast with Doris, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 91 cm (framed)
Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. Works will be exhibited at Bayside Gallery 24 May – 21 July 2019. More here.
"Highlighted In ‘Breakfast with Doris’ is my great-grandmother Doris Fitton, who as a young child, came to live at Brighton, with her mother and sister Ethel. Doris had many vivid memories of years spent in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton and the Bayside area - the swimming baths, tennis parties, open air concerts and ‘at home’ soirées.
In later years Doris spoke nostalgically of these times. I have stood on the very beach where my great grandmother stood looking out over the bay, and I feel her presence beside me. This connection with a woman of such intelligence, talent, wit and vivacity inspired this painting. It embodies our connection across time." – Kiata Mason