Recently an exhibition in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia entitled "Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy" closed. I had hoped to see the exhibition but ran out of that precious commodity called time, Canberra is such a long way from Melbourne. However I was delighted when I discovered that another exhibition is opening up on the 5th December at a much closer venue - Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery.
The Exhibition is called "Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness" originally it had also opened in Canberra at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra and it has now traveled from Wagga Wagga,NSW to Mornington and after it leaves it will move to the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston Tasmania, from 8 May to 5 July 2015. Thank goodness for organisations like the Bundanon Trust who manage the legacy of Arthur Boyd's, and his wife Yvonne, gift of the Bundanon properties and collections to the Australian people.
This is wonderful opportunity to see the very Australian artworks of this prominent Australian artist. For those who are familiar to his works it will give a fresh new perspective to his works and those of his contemporaries, and for those who are new to his work, this exhibition makes his work very accessible - and not only to those who live in Canberra.
Hi Sandra and anyone interested in Arthur Boyd.
You and I may have missed the Boyd exhibition in Canberra, but there's more Boyd on display in Melbourne. Arthur Boyd: Brides opened at the Heide Museum of Modern Art on 29 Nov and is open until 9 May 2015. There's also an excellent summary of the Boyd family (including Arthur) in the exhibition "Outer Circle" currently on at the NGV Australia at Fed Square. It is a very interesting exhibition, and I learnt a lot more about the whole family who lived and worked at 'Open Country', with a focus on the ceramics that the different generations created.
Sandra not sure if you know but there is another Athur Boyd exhibit at Heide Museum saw it on Tuesday its amazing ! Also there is another 2 exhibits on at the Reed house Edith Power Bequest and as part of that collection there is a small but incredible collection of Picasso prints so double bonus! Well worth seeing if you are an Arthur Boyd .