Neon explosion at the Glasshouse this summer as the gallery highlights local artists

ART: Sarah Mufford at work in her studio.

ART: Sarah Mufford at work in her studio.

As part of the Neon Summer exhibition at the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie, a special section of the gallery is being dedicated to local artists who are creating within the neon theme.

Neon Local is an offshoot of the main exhibition and aims to celebrate the creative talent of the Mid North Coast.

This includes artist Sarah Mufford who, as part of the exhibition will spend time in the exhibition space creating, and providing visitors to the gallery an opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of her art practice.

Recently returned to the Mid North Coast Ms Mufford’s work encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking.

“I tend to use geometric patterns to create very noisy art so that people can’t focus on just one part of my work, and I think that makes it interesting.

“I am inspired by Islamic design and the way they use patterns, and have spent some time travelling which also really influences my work, ” Ms Mufford said.

Trained at the Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, with postgraduate studies at the University of Technology Sydney, Mufford has been exhibiting nationally for two decades.

Ms Mufford has also been a finalist in the JADA and winning highly commended in both Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award and in Melbourne’s Banyule Works on Paper Award.

“It is a real honour to be invited to display my work at the Glasshouse with artists that are renowned throughout Australia and it is fantastic to be able to see my work displayed on such a big scale,” she said.

The Neon Summer gallery is open to the public until February 4.


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