Ivy Doreen Costello

Date of birth
16 March 1922
Date of death
July 2009
Place of birth
Biography
Ethnic origin: English
Father: Sydney Pilkington (20/08/1901 - 30/10/1975); Hosiery Engineer; Antiques Dealer.
Mother: Ivy Baggaley (13/01/1903 - 11/10/1971), Mother.
Brother: Tony Rafe Pilkington (30/06/1927 - 1992)
Education: Ilkeston County Grammar School; SRN City Hospital, Nottingham; Leicester College of Art
Occupations: Registered Nurse, Nottingham City Hospital (1939-1943); St Andrews, BOW, London (1943); Lambeth Hospital, London; Horsham Hospital, Sussex, England; Taught Art and Art Appreciation St Marys 7th Form, Gisborne.
Politics: Liberal
Lived at: 1966 moved to New Zealand to Roebuck Road, then 13 years at 17 Lloyd George Road, Wainui Beach; 1978 moved to Tokomaru Bay.
Date of marriage: 6/11/1943 (Nottingham Cathedral)
Name of spouse: Joseph M G Costello, Medical Practitioner.
Children: Charles (13/03/1946- ); Michael 24/04/1948- ); Frances (5/10/1949- ) (now Burt).
Religion: Baptised Catholic 1944, London, not practising.
Community work: Served on QEII Arts Council for 3 years and Creative Grants Committee, Gisborne; Honourable member Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre; Initiated Gisborne and Waiapu Community Arts Councils; Founding Member of Gisborne Printmakers; Compiled International list of 2580 Women artists for the W.I.A.C, completed in 1983 which is now used as work of reference in a number of art libraries here and overseas; President for building Tairawhiti Museum completed in 1977.

Doreen Costello
painter, potter, printmaker
Doreen Costello was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England in 1922. Doreen came to NZ in 1963 and settled in Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast. A potter, painter and printmaker she is actively involved in local art organisations and is a keen promoter of women’s art.

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