Edna Jane McKENZIE

Born in Lismore in December 1912, Edna Jane McKenzie was a long time local resident. Her botanical watercolours from the 1940s and 50s depict many local native and garden flowers and underpin the Edna McKenzie Collection of Lismore flora. This collection was begun as a result of the artist’s generous donation of artworks in July 2007.

These artworks were made during one of the many rich and varied periods of Edna’s life. As a member of the Women’s Australian Airforce, Edna McKenzie lived and worked for brief periods in a number of Australian towns, including Robertson on the southern highlands, Brisbane, Newcastle and Stuart near Townville. She also studied art at the Brisbane Technical College in 1944, and in 1946 commenced an Associate in Art course under the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme at the East Sydney College, graduating in 1951 with a Diploma of Art.

Gender Female
Country of Birth Australia
Date of Death 2010