This is the online portfolio of Daphne Mason, New Zealand artist (1928-2020).

Composition 50. 2016. Daphne Mason
Composition 50. 2016. Daphne Mason

Daphne passed away in June 2020, one week after her 92nd birthday. Although struggling with the effects of her final illness, and macular degeneration, Daphne managed to complete some final drawings the week before her death; and took great delight in knowing that renowned designer rug firm, Dilana, had completed one of her works for their Artist’s Collection http://dilana.co.nz/daphne-mason . Dilana have since added another Daphne Mason rug to their collection.

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Daphne Mason working on Composition 45. 2015/16

Highlights of her final years: Daphne had 4 solo exhibitions in  Auckland, New Zealand after 2016 including at Studio One Toi Tu, Ponsonby and The Depot, Devonport.

She was also one of a group of artists whose specially commissioned artwork was part of the 2016 curated exhibition: Kiwi Consciousness: Contemporary Artists from New Zealand curated by Rosa Maria Falvo, as part of the Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton World Art Collection, Italy. The exhibition is accompanied by a hardcover catalogue of the artists’ work.

Her first posthumous dealer gallery exhibition will be at Scott Lawrie’s Gallery, Auckland: A Spirited Vision, running from 20th May to 10th June 2023.

The Executors of Daphne’s estate can be contacted as follows:

Jon Mason,       jon@kokkoi.com     Mobile: +64 27 476 7601

Janet Mathewson,   mathewson_22@hotmail.com   

Mobile: +64 21 083 03420

Follow @daphnemasonart on Instagram to keep up to date with news and shows.

The Estate of Daphne Mason also retains the copyright on all images of her artworks shown on these pages.

Janet Mathewson retains the copyright of all other content on these pages.

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THE ONLINE BIO AND PORTFOLIO OF DAPHNE MASON (Contact Daphne's Executors: Jon Mason, jon@kokkoi.com or Janet Mathewson via mathewson_22@hotmail.com for a more extensive range of Daphne's work)