Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship in Visual Culture
To honour and commemorate the life of one of Queensland’s most prominent artists and art educators, the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at The University of Queensland has established the annual Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship in Visual Culture. Major figures will visit Brisbane to speak about the latest trends, influences, and theories in their area of visual culture. They will give public lectures and take master classes with postgraduate students at The University of Queensland.
Daphne Mayo (1895 – 1982)
Daphne Mayo was for much of her life Queensland’s best known artist and a passionate advocate for the arts. Her work includes the tympanum on the Brisbane City Hall and the Women’s War Memorial in ANZAC Square. She was a trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery (1960 – 67), established an art reference library now at The University of Queensland, and left her private papers to The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library.