- 1981 (Creation)
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2 albums ; 23 x 37 cm.
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Judith McKay, professional historian and curator, undertook her studies in Fine Arts at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney and completed her PhD in History at the University of Queensland in 1996. She has been a curator at the Australian War Memorial and the Queensland Museum and a consultant for a National Estate study of war memorials in Queensland. Since the mid-1980’s McKay has published several works focusing on Queensland’s architectural heritage, women artists and culinary history.
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Daphne Mayo's Sydney Studio at 231 George Street was reclaimed by the Sydney Cove Development Authority in 1981. Queensland Trustees Limited, who had power of attorney for Mayo, engaged Judith McKay to direct the sorting and dispersal of the Sydney Studio from 29 June to 8 July 1981. Mayo had been a tenant of the building since 1940 and retained this studio after her move back to Brisbane. She was the last tenant to leave the building. Photographs by Jacqueline Macnaughtan and Tim Collis-Bird.
From volume 1: "These albums were compiled for preservation with the sculptor's papers as a record of the studio and, in particular, to document sculpture and models which were not retrieved from the studio".
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Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.
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Digitised albums are available in UQ eSpace.
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Prior to rearrangement and rehousing, housed in Box 55.
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Created, Linda Justo, 4-Nov-2020.
McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo Sydney Studio, vol. 1. Daphne Mayo Papers.