- 1912-1982. (Creation)
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93 boxes, 1 parcel.
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Daphne Mayo MBE, sculptor, was born in Sydney in 1895 to English parents. She is noted for her large scale public artworks in Brisbane including the Brisbane Tattersall's Club frieze (1926), the tympanum and concert hall frieze of the new City Hall (1927-30), tympanum and Stations of the Cross for the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Farm (1929-30), Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32), and relief panels for the chapel of Mt Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1929 she co-founded the Queensland Art Fund with friend Vida Lahey. Between 1940 and 1942 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales, perhaps her best-known work. She died in Brisbane in 1982.
"Lilian Macarthur" is a pseudonym of Daphne Mayo's.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, [191-?]-[196-?]
Collection alternatively titled as: Daphne Mayo Collection.
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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, art exhibition catalogues, tools, art works, photographs, notebooks, diaries.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Beattie, Debra. 'Gender disruption in the life and times of Daphne Mayo'. In Baker, Brien, & Sulway. (2017). Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Beck, D. (2017). Rayner Hoff: the life of a sculptor. Sydney, NSW: NewSouth Publishing.
Bell, Catherine. 'Bringing Daphne back : archival research and artistic collaboration'. In Jenna C. Ashton (ed). (2017). Feminism and museums : intervention, disruption and change. Edinburgh : MuseumsEtc.
Jordan, C., Kirkby, D. (2018). 'Women Modernists Gendering Leadership in Australian Art in the 1930s and 1940s'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 18(2), 259-281.
Lovell, S. (2014). 'Shadowing Vida Lahey: Bats, Books and Biographical Method'. Queensland Review, 21(1), 72-83.
Lovell, Sue Rosemary (2010). 'Vida Lahey's Progressive Activism for Children's Art Education', Australian Historical Studies, 41:3, 269-285.
Sue Lovell (2008). 'Wanted, a strong girl, able to mikl and make herself agreeable'. Australian Feminist Studies. 23. 195-211.
The Australian women's register, AWH004147
This collection is being described and rehoused. This process is expected to take 8 weeks commencing 7-Sep-2020.
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- Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (Subject)
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Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.