Almost completed clay model panels for the east doors of the Public Library of New South Wales by Daphne Mayo, Sydney, 1940

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (1940). Almost completed clay model panels for the east doors of the Public Library of New South Wales by Daphne Mayo, Sydney, 1940.

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Almost completed clay model panels for the east doors of the Public Library of New South Wales by Daphne Mayo, Sydney, 1940
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1940-01-01
Year available 2018
Contributor Bradford Pty. Ltd (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 21 x 16 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 3, item 3
Rights Copyright expired
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Daphne Mayo collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, artworks, tools, photographs, photographic albums, books, art exhibition catalogues, newspaper clippings, minutes, receipts, financial files, hand written notes and ephemera.

Daphne Mayo, sculptor, born in Sydney in 1895, created in Brisbane the 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), relief panels for the chapel of Mt. Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1940-42 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales. She was a co-founder of the Queensland Art Fund in 1929. She died in 1982.
Keyword Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 -- Archives
Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 -- Portraits
Sculptors -- Queensland
Sculpture, Australian -- New South Wales -- 20th century
Bas-reliefs
Models (Clay, plaster, etc.)
Public Library of New South Wales (Macquarie Street, Sydney, N.S.W.)
Mitchell Library -- History
Aboriginal Australians in art
Geographic co-ordinates

151.207383,-33.863070

Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes Photograph of the almost complete clay model of the final design, with later alterations made to the mouldings. Principal librarian of the Public Library of New South Wales, William Ifould, commissioned Daphne Mayo to produce all 18 panels for the eastern doors of the Public Library of New South Wales. The panels contains bas reliefs of Aboriginal figures, taken from photos in the library's collection. The doors measure 267.5 x 91cm. The small panels measure 38.5 x 32cm and the large panels measure 38.5 x 72cm. (Information from Mayo, D., McKay, J., Hawker, M., & Queensland Art Gallery. (2011). Daphne Mayo : Let there be sculpture / Daphne Mayo. South Brisbane, Qld.: Queensland Art Gallery; McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:368009).

In 1940 during the construction of the central section of the Mitchell Building, now known as the Mitchell Wing, seven sculptors and modellers were contracted to supply specimens of bas-relief sculptures to be assessed for inclusion on the bronze doors of the new building at the Public Library of New South Wales. Sculptors commissioned were Arthur Fleischmann, showing European explorers of Australia, and Ralph Walker, Frank Lynch, E. Lenegan and Daphne Mayo depicting Aboriginal life. (Information from Mayo, D., McKay, J., Hawker, M., & Queensland Art Gallery. (2011). Daphne Mayo : Let there be sculpture / Daphne Mayo. South Brisbane, Qld.: Queensland Art Gallery; Mayo, Daphne. Plaster cast of Carrying euro, Arunta Tribe, for Mitchell Library doors, ca. 1940 / manufactured by Wunderlich Ltd. from a sculpture by Daphne Mayo. Object. PM 166, State Library of New South Wales).

Photographer's stamp on verso: BRADFORDS PTY LTD / COMMERCIAL & ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS /24 JAMIESON STREET, SYDNEY / B 6038 / No. C6380.

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 4 'East Door NSW Public Library 1940-1942 No.102'.
Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source.

Document type: Image
Collection: Fryer Library
 
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