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Vida Lahey : artist / Lilian MacArthur.

  • F2251
  • Item
  • 1969

Photocopy of manuscript of biography of Vida Lahey. This article was written for a literary competition of the Society of Women Writers of N.S.W. in 1969. Daphne Mayo wrote it under the pyseudoynm 'Lilian MacArthur' (a combinaton of her first name and the second name of her father, William MacArthur Mayo). It gives an account of Vida Lahey's family history, her artist development, her art and her involvement in encouraging art in Queensland and for children.

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

Daphne Mayo Papers

  • UQFL119
  • Collection
  • 1897-1982.

In this collection there are over 100 folders of correspondence: 13 of these folders relate to Mayo's commissioned and uncommissioned sculptural works. There are over 1400 items of correspondence from her parents and over 1220 items of correspondence from friends and family (other than her parents). A small number of outgoing letters or drafts are in the collection. There are financial records and related correspondence, bank records, tax records relating to the finances of Daphne Mayo regarding her artistic works, property investments, and investments in bonds and shares. Personal documents are present such as permits; identification documents; diaries; calendars; handwritten notes, writings, scribblings; and copious lists for all areas of her life. There are portrait photographs of Mayo and of her works from 1919-1974; as well as two albums of photograph taken by Judith McKay when Daphne Mayo's Sydney studio was packed up. Included in the collection are 48 sculpting tools. The most prolific of her works of art in the collection are her drawings and paintings with over 436 artworks, as well as 22 sculptures, and 46 sketchbooks. Retained in the collection are inscribed publications, exhibition catalogues, and newspaper and magazine cuttings given to Mayo or collected by her. Additionally material that is presumed to be from the estate of Lila Mayo, Daphne's mother, form part of the collection and this includes 6 folders of letters from 1930 to 1959 from Mayo to her parents.

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

Queensland Art Fund Records

  • UQFL139
  • Collection
  • 1927-1955.

Minutes of meetings, annual reports, circulars, correspondence and financial records, correspondence regarding nomination of trustee, Art Library records, newspaper clippings, press publicity reports, papers on the Queensland Art Fund lunch hour talks.

Queensland Art Fund

Postcards and reproduction prints collected by Daphne Mayo

These postcards and prints were collected by Daphne Mayo during her travels in Europe and were used to inform her artistic work. The postcards (300), are mostly blank, and are mostly of historical buildings and sculptural art works in Europe. Some postcards have notes written by Daphne Mayo and some are addressed to her from friends. Newspaper cuttings, pictures cut from magazines and a line drawing are among the postcards.

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982