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Papers of Eirene Mort, 1856-1993 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3641936
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mort, Eirene, 1879-1977
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1856-1993] 
5.92 m (14 archives boxes) + 13 map folios + 2 manuscripts cartons + 1 box + 1 medium folio box. 
Summary

MS Acc03.127 comprises various items relating to artist Eirene Mort (1 box).

The Acc06.017 instalment includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).

The MS Acc18.059 instalment comprises sketches, correspondence, bookplates, art works, research notes, photographs, early family papers and prints used in the Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition "Eirene Mort, a livelihood" September 2017- February 2018 (13 archives boxes, 1 medium folio box, 13 map folios).

Biography/History

Artist. Eirene Mort undertook art and craft studies at schools in England on two overseas trips she made in 1897 and 1909. On her return to Australia Mort exhibited her own work and became a founder of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales. She was vice-president until 1935. She was also involved in the Australian Exhibition of Women's Work in 1907. As an art teacher Mort was principal of the Women Painters' Art School and taught at various girls' schools including Kambala and Frensham, Mittagong. In 1921 she was a founder and council member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society. Mort was also a member of the Australian Bookplate Club and a founder of the Australian Guild of Handicrafts. As an author and illustrator, she contributed to Art and architecture, wrote books about Australian fauna and flora for children, and published a book of sketches titled The old roads (1931), and, The story of architecture (1942). Mort died at Bowral, New South Wales in 1977.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc03.127, MS Acc06.017, MS Acc18.059.

Subjects Mort, Eirene, 1879-1977 -- Archives.  |  Mort family.  |  Artists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women artists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Art teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Art, Australian -- 20th century.  |  Handicraft -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1856-1993 
Occupation Artists.  |  Art teachers.
Terms of Use Copying of Eirene Mort’s copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
Exhibited Exhibited: Canberra Museum and Gallery – Eirene Mort: A livelihood – 30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018. 
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520 |aThe Acc06.017 instalment includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).
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540 |aCopying of Eirene Mort’s copyright material permitted for research purposes.
545 0 |aArtist. Eirene Mort undertook art and craft studies at schools in England on two overseas trips she made in 1897 and 1909. On her return to Australia Mort exhibited her own work and became a founder of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales. She was vice-president until 1935. She was also involved in the Australian Exhibition of Women's Work in 1907. As an art teacher Mort was principal of the Women Painters' Art School and taught at various girls' schools including Kambala and Frensham, Mittagong. In 1921 she was a founder and council member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society. Mort was also a member of the Australian Bookplate Club and a founder of the Australian Guild of Handicrafts. As an author and illustrator, she contributed to Art and architecture, wrote books about Australian fauna and flora for children, and published a book of sketches titled The old roads (1931), and, The story of architecture (1942). Mort died at Bowral, New South Wales in 1977.
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