Nina Eva Vida Jones aka. Mrs J (1882-1966) from Ladies of Oz, 2016

Ladies of Oz is a contemporary portraiture project that explores the lives of women from Australian history. This exciting project uses the language of theatre to create fantastical still and moving images that critically engage with the intersection of art history and women’s history.

A dedicated Youtube Channel shares short films about the lives of these interesting women. They are promoted through posters and cards featuring film stills and biographical details. The original storyboard drawings and props are also displayed as part of the series.

This episode focuses on Nina Eva Vida Jones (aka. Mrs J) who lived in New South Wales from 1882 to 1966. Mrs J was an early motor car champion who frequented Sydney race tracks in her imported Alfa Romeo.