Series Series A - Friends of Daphne Mayo Papers

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UQFL627-Series A


Friends of Daphne Mayo Papers


  • 1982-1984 (Creation)

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4 folders

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After the death of Daphne Mayo on 31 July 1982, a group of friends decided to commemorate her public work for art in Queensland. Those involved included: Lloyd Rees, Professor Robert Cummings, Robert Haines, Judith McKay, Mim Shaw, sculptor colleagues, art dealers, and members of Mayo and Lahey families. From this, the Queensland Art Gallery agreed to have a casting done in bronze from 'Susannah' a plaster model by Mayo; and Judith McKay wrote Daphne Mayo : a tribute to her work for art in Queensland which was published by The Friends of Daphne Mayo in 1983.

Mim Shaw was one of the organisers of the 'Friends of Daphne Mayo' group, and her address was used in correspondence for the group. Mim wrote and/or drafted correspondence regarding the Judith McKay booklet, fundraising for it, promoting it and sending it to people and libraries as required.

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Arrangement of this series has been imposed by the processing archivist, using subject and chronological order of the materials whenever possible.

This series includes:
Box 1
Folder 1: Four black and white photographs from the launch of Judith McKay's booklet, 1983.

Folder 2: Correspondence with the Queensland Art Gallery regarding the casting in bronze of 'Susannah'. Correspondence regarding the Judith McKay's booklet and it's launch by the Women's Historical Association of 'Miegunyah', 1982 to 1983.

Folder 3: Correspondence regarding purchases and gifts of the Judith McKay booklet, 1983 to 1984.

Folder 4: Correspondence regarding the Daphne Mayo booklet by Judith McKay, the exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery, the fundraising for the booklet, 1982 to 1984

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Related material is held UQFL119 Daphne Mayo Papers

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Box 1 Folders 1-4

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Created, Linda Justo, 1-Nov-2019




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  • Box: UQFL627 Box 1