Sculpture 'Little blackie' by Daphne Mayo

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (). Sculpture 'Little blackie' by Daphne Mayo.

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Sculpture 'Little blackie' by Daphne Mayo
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2018
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 12 x 10 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 9, item 1
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
Sculptors -- Queensland
Sculpture, Australian -- Queensland -- 20th century
Portrait sculpture -- 20th century -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians in art
Advisory Statement This image may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions.
Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes Photograph of bronze bust sculpture 'Little blackie', created by Daphne Mayo in 1943. This sculpture depicts the head of an Aboriginal baby. The work measures 12 x 10.2 x 14.5cm. The work was reproduced multiple times, in bronze and also plaster, terracotta and fiberglass casts. (Information from McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 9 'Little Blackie 1943 no110'.
Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source.

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Collection: Fryer Library
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