ABOUT

Muriel McGivern

Muriel McGivern

The R & M McGivern Art Prize is held in recognition of Muriel McGivern, who passed away on 29 January 2000. McGivern lived a richly creative life, and the R & M McGivern Prize was borne from her desire to provide an art prize within her local Croydon community.

Muriel Evelyn McGivern (nee Britten) was born on Saturday 1 October 1904. She lived her entire life in what is now known as the City of Maroondah and is fondly remembered for her colourful writings, paintings of the Australian landscape, and dedicated local history publications. Muriel is also noted as the founder of the Croydon Historical Society and Museum in 1963.