About the Artists

Francis Mason

Francis Mason studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art & Design and was selected as an emerging new talent for ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009’. He has exhibited nationally and in Milan and Tokyo. His work aims to disrupt and challenge perceptions of architectural space through manipulation of photographic images, altered surfaces and sculptural objects.

Francis lives and works in London.


Julia Mason

Julia Mason studied Fine Art Sculpture at Central School of Art and Experimental Media at the Slade. A qualified nurse (she was RCN Child Health Nurse of the Year in 1993) she also studied at Kings College London for a Masters in Public Health.

Julia lives in Wivenhoe, Essex and works mainly in London having developed a socially engaged art practice informed by her public health work. In 2014 she won the Wiener Library’s International Book Art Competition and was recently Artist in Residence at Free Space, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, developing new work with stroke survivors and their families.


Robert Mason

Robert Mason studied at Hornsey College of Art and The British School at Rome. He has exhibited in Asia, Europe, North and South America and his work is included in many national and international collections including The Arts Council, British Council, V&A, British Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was awarded an Italian Government Scholarship to Rome in 1968 and a Sainsbury Fellowship in Drawing in 1993. His work has been described by the art critic Sarah Kent as “almost abstract essays in light, colour and gesture that, in spite of their scale, have the intensity and drama of huge baroque melodramas” and by critic Richard Cork as having “a remarkable richness and complexity”.

Robert lives and works in Wivenhoe, Essex.