Above: Sarah-Jane Mason and Simon Turner with official Cabildo VIP guests at the inauguration of the Festival De Arte Lanzarote 2019.


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Received in The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Out and About 
I recently received my swap postcard courtesy of Teddi (honeybeelane@blogspot.com if you want to see more from Teddi!) I love the Steiner quote and blanket stitch that encases the whole postcard.

Many thanks Teddi, this is now pride of place on my wall! 


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I Love West Leeds Festival

Posted by Sarah Mason on Saturday, June 25, 2011, In : Out and About 
I Love West Leeds Festival takes place between 1st and 24th July with events, exhibitions and activities for all the family spread across the West Leeds area. All sorts of exciting happenings are planned including an unusual dance performance in a children's playground, an inflatable cinema and an orchestral concert in a pool where you can actually swim around the outside!

With events as wacky as these ones planned it's no wonder that yours truly had to get involved somehow! So, I am participa...

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On The Edge Arts Festival July 15th - 17th 2011

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Out and About 
On The Edge is basically a pilot Arts Festival that is getting the city ready for Leeds Fringe which is going to take place from 2012.

The festival is taking place at Temple Works a former mill of huge proportions that is set to become one of the cities up and coming Arts venues. It is going to feature a range of local up and coming talents including performance artists 'Skeleton Project,' theatre company 'Urban Sprawl' and of course yours truly along with a host of other exciting artists!


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Saltaire Arts Trail

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Exhibitions 

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Saltaire Arts Trail & Hot on the Catwalk

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Out and About 
Roll up, roll up, read all about it! I've two pieces of exciting news for you!

1. Friday May 27th is 'Hot on the Catwalk' Rose and Brown's vintage fashion show with a selection of vintage stalls, cabaret seating and the all important catwalk. I will be helping tomorrow night by strutting my stuff on the catwalk and I am getting very nervous! So if you can come along and lend some support, perhaps a few whoops from the back of the room, then please do. Tickets are a measly £5 and that gives yo...

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Etsy: Sarah Jane Mason

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, April 11, 2011, In : Updates 
Gosh it's all happening in the technological world for me right now! Hot on the heels of joining Twitter I have today set up an Etsy profile allowing easy shopping for all my paintings. There will be more added over the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled!

To have a look for yourself click on: http://www.etsy.com/people/SarahJaneMason

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Twitter: @MasonSarahJane

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, In : Updates 
I have just joined the world of tweeting and so far I am very excited about it all. There's literally fields of short snippets of information on all the things that I love. Pure genius!

For all the latest from me,  follow me @MasonSarahJane

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Promotional Postcards

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : Updates 

A new wave of promotional postcards are now available from sarahjanemason.com as shown above!

If you are already on my mailing list, one will be winging it's way towards you in the next few weeks, hurrah! 

If you would like to receive a postcard and you are not on my mailing list then please send your contact details to info@sarahjanemason.com and you will be added to the list.

Looking forward to the response from these!

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Exhibit D: Milo Opening Leeds

Posted by Sarah Mason on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Exhibitions 
Exhibit D is the fourth in a series of exhibitions being hosted by 'What is Art' at Milo in Leeds near the corn exchange. 

This is a solo exhibition where a previously unseen selection of smaller, more intimate works on board will accompany a number of canvases from '7 on 5', which is continuing it's UK tour!

The opening night is Sunday 10th April 6-9pm, where there will be live music, nibbles and obviously the bar!!

It'd be a great chance to see everyone and have a relaxing Sunday evening drink...
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Bradford Playhouse Exhibition

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Exhibitions 
'Are we Going to Scarborough Fair...' Currently on show at the Bradford Playhouse in the theatre bar, open most days! (See the Bradford Playhouse website for details of events and general opening hours.)

 A collection of previously unseen works on board accompany '7 on 5', which is doing a bit of a UK tour at the minute!

On '7 on 5' I am trying to find a more permanent home for this set of canvases as it is simply to large to store in my studio when it is not on display. I would hate to have to...

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Living Advent Window

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, December 31, 2010, In : Out and About 

 As most of you know, I have recently moved to the quaint and artistic village of Saltaire and as soon as I arrived I was keen to get involved in village activities. So, this year I am taking part in the Saltaire living advent calender. For those of you with no prior knowledge of this, it is basically where 24 houses each decorate one window in a Christmas theme. The windows are then lit up as you would open an advent calender, one a day. I am number 2, and so my window has been lit from 2nd ...
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South Square Salon Show

Posted by Sarah Mason on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Exhibitions 
Hello, and a happy advent to all!

This festive season head down to the South Square Gallery in Thornton for a great Salon exhibition that showcases all the best of Yorkshire's new artists and crafts persons. A fantastic one stop shop for all osrts of unique gifts and goodies whilst soaking up some of the local culture.

I have on display a small selection of paintings in a variety of sizes on canvas, (all of which can be seen in under the 'art' tab on this webpage) All of the paintings are for s...
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Pizza Express Commission

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Out and About 
Head down to the new Pizza Express restaurant at the Arndale Centre in Headingley to see my latest commissioned painting.

I was asked to complete a canvas based around the theme of 'Headingley' which was quite an open brief. As such, to provide myself with some direction I walked around the local area, picking up discarded items from the pavements, bus shelters and benches. These objects then formed the basis for my painting.

Have a look and see what objects you can spot hiding away in the blue...

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New Look Website

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Updates 
As some of you will realise from previous visits, things have been a changing here at sarahjanemason.com so that now you have access to lots more information! To help you navigate this vertiable tide of information, read on for some directional tips!

If you are looking for school based activities, click on the tab saying WORKSHOPS.

If you would like to see community projects and events, click on the tab saying PROJECTS.

If you are here for my personal portfolio, click on the tab saying ART.

If yo...
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The Creativity Machine

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Updates 

This is a new project that aims to show what creativity can do to aid community cohesion.

For more detailed information on the project, have a look at the new 'The Creativity Machine' tab.

Currently this project is awaiting funding (which I am rapidly looking into!!) so watch this space for developments!

If you know of anyone who is interested in creativity and community cohesion that might be interested in sponsoring this project, please get in touch via the contact page!

With thanks to Keeley...
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Cardigan Triangle Art Day 2010

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, In : Out and About 

Hi there,

After thinking about this for a while I should have probably posted this before the event so you could come along, apologies if you missed it!

This Sunday (26th September 2010) I took over the downstairs rooms of Simon Stephenson's beautiful mid terrace in Headingley to display a selection of my artwork, jewllery and merchandise. Approximately 30 works of painting and releif sculpture were exhibitied on the walls with a wide selection of jewellery and postcards for sale on tables.

I ha...
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Feast Your Eyes @ The Halo

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : Out and About 

Here's the flyer for Saturday's awesome free event at the Halo site above Haslingdon. Pack a picnic, grab some friends, make a kite and have lots of fun!!!

We're meeting at St James Church in Haslingdon to walk up to the Halo site as there is no parking at the site. It is a short walk (about 3/4 mile) but is on quite an uphill slope so wear sensible shoes! If you are disabled, elderly or with babies then you are able to drive right up to the site.

Looking forward to it!

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Feast Your Eyes @ The Halo

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, September 16, 2010, In : Out and About 

Over the past couple of weeks I've been making kites with groups all over Rossendale Borough in conjunction with Rossendale Borough County Council. I've had such a blast working with such a wide range of people from toddlers at Dinky Links to an open day at the Horse and Bamboo Theatre. The whole project has been such a success and brought so much joy to so many people, that I am proud to have been a part of it. And it continues this Saturday...details below!

The council have o...

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Apologies and a Fresh Start!

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Updates 
Hi there,

Ok so first up, massive apologies for the lack of actual blogging that has happened on my blog page. It has been a rubbish effort and I accept that I should have done muchos better on this front and I promise to be tres, tres, tres better in future. I hope all is forgiven!

Secondly, and more importantly, a fresh start for you and me!!!! So, as you may have noticed, my website has had a bit of an overhaul and there is now loads of cool stuff for you to get your teeth into. This huge c...
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Beachy Things Opens

Posted by Sarah Mason on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, In : Exhibitions 

Ok bloggers, so I’m afraid it’s been over a month since my last entry and as such lots has happened. I’m going to try and condense things as much as possible here so you don’t feel like you’re reading an essay here, so enjoy!

After a lovely (if exceptionally cold) couple of weeks back in the UK with friends and family for Christmas, I returned to my idyllic island in the Mediterranean. The culture shock on returning home and then arriving back in sunny Cyprus is truly remarkable. I...

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The World Beach Project

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, In : Out and About 
Whilst surfing around the world via my laptop I discovered the most fantastic beach related web page, it's so good it's almost a sister to my Beachy Things Project on Facebook!!! (If you've not seen the Beachy Things Project page yet simply go to the 'Home' page and click on the link. It'll take you straight there!)

It's called The World Beach Project and has been developed by internationally renowned artist Sue Lawty (resident artist at the V&A museum in London.) The aim of the project is to...
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Up(and)Coming Show!

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, In : Exhibitions 

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Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, December 29, 2009,
So after many years I am finally 'live' online!!!! How thrilling!

In future days it is here that you will find show information and other such exciting news updates!

Hope you enjoy what little there is here at the minute.

Till next time...

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