Lovely treatment LG,
I probably have the 1971 Bulletin somewhere buried in the boxes.
I bid on one of Eileen Mayo's drawings some years ago, but was blown out the water.
She was originally British, and after some time in Oz, went to New Zealand, (we shall forgive her for that)
The 1959 Platypus, was engraved from one of her woodcuts...........
Author : Blair (TC) Canada
In the decade before Mayo's migration to Australia in 1953,
she held teaching positions at St. Martin's School of Art
and Sir John Cass College in London. She became a member
of the Society of Wood Engravers, and wrote and illustrated
a series of books. She also exhibited at the Royal Academy
and with the Royal Society of British Artists.
On arrival in Australia, Mayo became one of the many migrants
who contributed to the postwar print revival. She taught at
the National Art School in Sydney and was a member of Sydney
Printmakers. Her career in Australia included working on
murals and designing tapestries and posters. She designed
the platypus for the one-shilling stamp, and in 1962 she
was awarded the Vizard-Wholohan Prize for prints.
Mayo exhibited regularly in Australia until her emigration
to New Zealand, where she taught at the University of Canterbury.