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Daphne Mayo Let There Be Sculpture

written by Judith McKay

Queensland Art Gallery | ISBN 9781921503337

Paperback – 160 pages


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Daphne Mayo (1895-1982) was Australia's leading woman sculptor of the mid twentieth century and a passionate advocate for the visual arts, who succeeded in creating cultural opportunities for her fellow Queenslanders. She created some of Brisbane's grandest monuments, notably the Brisbane City Hall tympanum and the Queensland Women's War Memorial at Anzac Square. This richly illustrated publication accompanies the first retrospective exhibition by a state gallery of Mayo's work, and explores the artist's remarkable career -- her series of portraits, her major monuments, and her art advocacy, including the establishment of the Queensland Art Fund and the Godfrey Rivers Trust, which transformed the Queensland Art Gallery Collection with many fine examples of contemporary art. DAPHNE MAYO: LET THERE BE SCULPTURE is the first substantial publication on the artist in 30 years and includes a selected bibliography and list of public commissions.

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