• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6582

McGrath, Joyce Veronica

  • Occupation Artist, Librarian, Painter


Joyce McGrath is a 92 year old portrait painter. She was the first arts librarian at the State Library of Victoria, and received a Churchilll Fellowship to travel to arts libraries around the world and investigate their collections. Joyce spent years in hospital as a child with tuberculosis – she emerged with a lfelong love of colour, an incredible sense of humour, and enormous passion and drive for the arts.


  • 2002 - 2002

    Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia ‘for service to the collection and preservation of historical documentation relating to art and music, particularly through the establishment of the Australian Art Archives.’