Sculpture 'Olympian' by Daphne Mayo

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

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Sculpture 'Olympian' by Daphne Mayo
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2018
Contributor W. A. Jones & Co. (Brisbane, Qld.)
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 25 x 15 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 16, item 4
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
Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes Photograph of 'Olympian', also known as 'Girl walking', created by Daphne Mayo, circa 1946. Life-sized truncated torso of a nude female figure walking, cut at mid thighs. Cast after 1958 in bronze with a green patina, and loaned to the Queensland Art Gallery, who purchased the sculpture in 1979. There are two variations of this work, which differs slightly in colour and in the placement of the head and limbs. The bronze with black patina version 'The Olympian', was cast and purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria?s Felton Bequest in 1949. One of the sculptures was exhibited as 'Torso of a Dancer' in 1946 at the Three Sculptors exhibition, David Jones Gallery, Sydney. (Information from McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from; Mayo, D., & University of Queensland. University Art Museum. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. Brisbane: University Art Museum, University of Queensland).

Photographer's stamp on verso: W.A JONES & CO. / PHOTOGRAPHERS TO INDUSTRY / 203 WHARF ST. - 2.2849 / RE-ODERING PLEASE QUOTE NO.... H24.

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 16 'The Olympian c1946 no.137 & 138'.
Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source.

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