Jo Oliver is a writer and printmaker. She holds an MA and has worked for many years in oral history and historical research. Jo received a Creative Fellowship from the State Library Victoria to research and write about Jessie Traill using Jessie's extensive papers held in the collection. Jo travelled within Australia and to France and the UK to find out more about Jessie's life, meet people who had known her and see places where she had lived and worked. Jo has spoken about her research into the life of Jessie Traill at the National Gallery of Australia and at the State Library of Victoria.