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Boyd Family and Friends
Sat September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Sun November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Shepperaton Art Museum (SAM) will exhibit archival material showcasing painter Arthur Boyd’s first studio, a purpose-designed building by Robin Boyd, conceived and built specifically for his cousin. This work will be shown with the Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul exhibit and ceramics works from extended Boyd family.
Boyd Family and Friends: an exhibition in two parts
SAM presents Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a Bundanon Trust touring exhibition curated by Barry Pearce. For its sole Victorian viewing, this exhibition considers the landscape in Arthur Boyd’s work from youthful plein air subjects celebrating light, to the final phase of Boyd’s career depicting the Shoalhaven on the south coast of New South Wales. Between his beginning and end, weaving a peripatetic existence spanning Australia, England and Europe, there was also the landscape Boyd carried within himself – not merely topographic, but a psychic sense of place. As part of Robin Boyd: Centenary of Design, SAM also presents archival material showcasing Arthur Boyd’s first studio, a purpose-designed building by Robin Boyd, conceived and built specifically for his cousin.
Alongside Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, SAM presents The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery, an exhibition showcasing ceramics works from the SAM Collection by the extended Boyd family. Celebrating decoration, the domestic and the every-day, these works reveal the way in which art and design intersected for the Boyd family, and the influences and inspirations that crossed art, architecture, literature and life.
See SAM website for more details about these combined exhibitions.