Arthur Boyd's Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art
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Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Mon 09 Mar 2015
The Arthur Boyd exhibition Love, Marriage and Death of a Half-Caste
- more commonly known as the Brides - has been showing at the Heide Museum of Modern Art since November. Boyd, one of Australia's most well-known and loved artists, created the series - more than 40 paintings in all - between 1957 and 1960 after travelling to Central Australia. They tell the story of an Aboriginal man and his mixed-race bride and the cultural and personal trials they encounter.
After they were exhibited in Australia and London in the early 1960s, the paintings were purchased by art collectors and galleries and distributed all over the world. Many have found their way back to Australia providing the Heide gallery an opportunity to bring together most of the paintings for this exhibition.
In addition to the Brides paintings, the exhibition includes sketches, ceramics, media clippings, and the short film A Black Man and his Bride
. The film, made in 1960 and directed by Tim Burstall, features Boyd's paintings and was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival the following year.
The exhibition ends on 9 March, so time is running out to see this visually stunning and very moving exhibition.
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