Daphne Mayo Visiting Fellowship

Daphne Mayo (1895-1982) was for much of her life Queensland’s best known artist and 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 1960–1967, established an art reference library now at The University of Queensland, and left her private papers to UQ’s Fryer Library.

To honour her profound contribution to the arts, UQ's School of Communication and Arts has established the Daphne Mayo Visiting Fellowship in Visual Culture.The Visiting Fellowship is now a catalyst for dialogue and debate not only about art but also about art museums and galleries and art collecting and appreciation in the State.

Each year, a major world figure will visit Brisbane to speak about the latest trends, influences, and theories in their area of visual culture.

You can view past Daphne Mayo Fellows and their talks below.