CV

 

Qualifications

1970

Teachers Diploma of Art, Tasmanian School of Art

1999

Master of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania

2001

Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania

2004

Master of Fine Art by Research, Monash University

 

Works in Public Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Artbank
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
  • Centre For Precision Technology Hobart
  • Devonport Regional Art Gallery
  • University of Tasmania

 

One Person Exhibitions

2018

Weather Events, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart

 

Contemplations..., Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

2016

Floating Worlds, RAFT south, Hobart

 

Moving Pieces, Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

2014

States of Wonder, The Mill Providore and Gallery, Launceston

 

Found in Translation, Paintings, s.p.a.c.e Gallery, Launceston

 

Figuring Presence, Paintings, Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

2013

Colour Circles, Site specific Installation, Paintings and Photographs, Outward Gallery, Launceston

2012

And Then …, Survey of Practice spanning 1977 to 2012, Academy of the Arts Gallery, Launceston
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2006

Sets & Series, Lithographs and Drawing, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts

 

Excess, Site Specific Drawing, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

2002

Vital Signs Poimena Gallery, Launceston

1999

Configurations, Paintings, Drawings and Mixed Media installation at University Gallery, Launceston

1997

Outlines, Paintings, Lithographs and Mixed Media, Nisart, Launceston

1996

Simuland, Paintings and Drawings, A.G.O.G. (now Helen Maxwell Gallery),

 

Siting Words Paintings and Drawings, The Snakepit, Launceston, Tasmania

1991

Paintings, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart

1988

Paintings, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

1983

Paintings, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

 

Selected and Juried Group Exhibitions

2019

Marsden and Mason - Works on Paper and Mixed Media, The Gallows Gallery, Launceston

 

Hornsby Art Prize, NSW (finalist)

 

Now Contemporary Art Prize, Shoalhaven NSW (finalist)

 

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC, Sydney (finalist)

2018

Corangamarah Art Prize, Cororooke, Vic (winner)

 

St Kevin's Art Show, Melbourne (finalist)

 

Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

 

Hornsby Art Prize, Hornsby, NSW (finalist)

2017

A decolonial geographic, Devonport Regional Gallery

 

Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart (finalist)

 

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting, Griffith University, Brisbane (finalist)

 

Bay of Fires Art Prize, Break O’Day Council, St Helens, Tasmania (finalist)

 

Martin Hanson Art Awards – John Anderson Memorial Acquisitive Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery (winner)

 

Mancell Financial Group, TasArt Major Open Award, Burnie Regional Art Gallery (winner)

2016

Tidal, City of Devonport National Art Award (finalist)

 

Re-Collection, 146 ArtSpace, Hobart

 

Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize (finalist)

 

National Works on Paper 2016 – Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery (finalist)

 

Moreton Bay Regional Art Award (finalist)

 

Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards 2016 (finalist)

 

39th Alice Prize 2016 (finalist)

2015

Tasmanian Art Award at Eskleigh (winner)

 

Bring Us Your Doors, collaborative installation with David Marsden & Sue Henderson (art3), Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

 

Artist and the Collection; Re-imagined, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

 

Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart (finalist)

 

Hutchins Prize, Hobart (finalist)

 

The Glover Prize, Evandale (finalist)

 

Paint, Poimena Gallery, Launceston

2014

Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Wide Bay Australia Award, works on paper (winner)

 

Tasmanian Art Award at Eskleigh, Perth, Tasmania, Excellence in Watercolour (winner)

 

Bay of Fires Art Prize, Break O’Day Council, St Helens, Tasmania (winner)

 

Tasmania Landscape, Academy of the Arts Gallery, Launceston

2013

Paper Planes, collaborative installation with David Marsden & Sue Henderson (art3), Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston

 

Tasmania Today, Academy of the Arts Gallery, Launceston

 

Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart Tasmania

2012

Swerve, collaborative installation with David Marsden & Sue Henderson (art3), Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

2011

Space Antics, collaborative installation with David Marsden & Sue Henderson (art3), Burnie Regional Art Gallery

2009

City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

 

Composites, Wursthaus Gallery, Launceston

2007

Carbon Trading, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

2006

City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

 

Wallpaper Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

 

Fifty Trees of Launceston, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

2004

Sticks and Stones, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

2003

Our Piping Lane, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts Launceston

2002

The Alumni Exhibition, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

 

Hats off to Rain Lover Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

2001

Spur, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

 

Campbelltown Festival, Campbelltown

1994

Divergent Views, University Gallery A, Newnham campus, Launceston

1997-8

Boxed Institut Teknologi Mara, Malaysia.

 

toured Regional Centres in Tas with CAST & Tasmanian Arts Council & Queensland with NETS

1996

Trust Bank Invitation Prize, Launceston

1995

Trust Bank Invitation Prize, Launceston

1995

Trust Bank Invitation Prize, Launceston

1993

Digital Alice Prize Alice Springs

 

The Quilt Form, University Gallery A, Launceston

 

Pins and Needles, Entrepot Gallery Hobart

1992

The Critics Choice, Macquarie Gallery, Sydney

1991

The October Show, Queen Victoria Museum And Art Gallery, Launceston

1988

Marks and Manifestoes, Fine Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

1987

Paintings - co- exhibited with David Marsden, Institute Gallery, TSIT. Launceston

1986

The October Show. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

1985

Staff Art, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

1977

Paintings co-exhibited with Ilme Simmul, George Paton, Gallery University of Melbourne

 

Consultancies and Research

 

2015

Curator, I’ve Seen Things, work by Lauren Cross, Poimena Gallery, Launceston

2006

Curator, Optic, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

 

Consultant, School of Architecture teaching programme to develop embellished concrete surfaces

1997

Co-author, Pedagogical Approaches to Drawing, Towards Internationalising Visual Arts Curricula, EIP research project, DEETYA

1994

Curator What's Worth Showing? ArtHouse at the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

    

Curator - The Drawing Show University Gallery A, Launceston

 

Curator - Helen Wright Drawing and Lithography, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

1988

Curator -Micky Allen Drawings, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

1987

Curator -Drawing Ideas, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

 

Publications

 

2016

Deanna Petherbridge, Drawing and Dialogue, Circa Press, London

2013

Deborah Malor, ‘Art3’s Swerve: a deviation into new processes’, Imprint Vol 48 No 1

2007

Deanna Petherbridge, In Touch and Out of Mind: The Psychodynamics of Obsessive Drawing, in Creativity Madness and Civilisation, Ed Richard Pine, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

2006

Greg Leong, Wallpaper (catalogue essay), Carnegie Gallery Gallery, Hobart

 

Deborah Malor, Scant words on the affect of excess, (catalogue essay for Excess), Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, Launceston

 

David Sudmalis, From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail, (catalogue essay for Sets & Series), Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

 

Damien Quillam, ‘Excess: Penny Mason’, Artlink, Vol 26 No. 2

 

Joerge Andersch, ‘Sortie into strange territory’, The Mercury 1 July, 2006 

2005

Deborah Malor, in Claiming Ground: twenty-five years of Tasmania’s Art for Public Buildings Scheme, Ed Noel Frankham, Quintus Publishing, Hobart

1994

Philip Holliday and Sean Kelly, Modernism: ‘Mason, Marsden and Muruste’, Art Contemporary Art Tasmania, Issue No. 4

 

Greg Leong, Penny Mason, Re-siting Modernism, Art Contemporary Art Tasmania, Issue No. 3

1988

Sue Backhouse, Directory of Tasmanian Artists 

Refereed Publications

 

2006

Moving Between Places, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand

2005

Saying it with Spaces, Conference Paper Rhapsody, SVPA, Utas, Launceston

2003

Seeing and Reading Vital Signs, Conference Paper, AQUADS

2001

Inconstant values? Motif & Meaning: Aboriginal Influences in Australian art 1930 - 1970, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Australian ART, Vol 2, No 1

2001

Helen Wright – Processes and Images

1997

Towards Internationalising Visual Arts Education, co-authored with Greg Leong, Bron Power and Belinda Wright, DEETYA, Canberra

1992

‘Reflections on Being’ Artlink Vol 12 No 4 p 78

 

Residencies

 

2012

Rosamund McCulloch Studio, Paris