Monumental career of Daphne Mayo celebrated at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery


BRISBANE.- An exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Daphne Mayo, one of Queensland’s most significant artists and the creator of some of Brisbane’s grandest monuments, is currently on display at the Queensland Art Gallery. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said ‘Daphne Mayo: Let There Be Sculpture’ is on display from November 5, 2011 to January 15, 2012 in the Xstrata Coal Queensland Artists’ Gallery. ‘This important retrospective includes ceramics, paintings, drawings and wood carvings, as well as the sculptures, for which Mayo is most celebrated,’ Mr Ellwood said. ‘The first retrospective of its kind to be mounted by a state gallery, the exhibition features over 50 of Mayo’s works including portrait busts, architectural ornaments, official commissions and modernist experiments.’ Mr Ellwood said as well as celebrating an outstanding career that spanned over