The late Arthur Boyd, an Australian artist celebrated for his painting, pottery and sculpture, is particularly famous for his landscapes.
He expressed themes of love, loss and shame, and often turned to allegory to express his ideas. In these works, he drew heavily from the Bible and ancient mythology — but located his scenarios in the Australian bush.
Now his life-long career engaging with both the real and imagined landscape will tour Australia as part of a three-year exhibition.
The tour will commence at Sydney’s National Art School gallery in January 2019, and go on to regional institutions around Australia.
National tour includes:
- National Art School Gallery, Sydney: Jan 10-Mar 9
- Ipswich Art Gallery, QLD: Jun 8-Aug 1
- Shepparton Art Museum, VIC: Aug 12 -Nov 14
- Cairns Regional Art Gallery, QLD: Apr 3-Jun 21, 2020.
- Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW: Jul 3-Sep 13, 2020
- Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW: Dec 11-Feb 28, 2021
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW: Mar 12-May 2, 2021
- Lake Macquarie Art Gallery, NSW: Jul 24-Sep 26, 2021
Image copyrite: Arthur Boyd. ‘Hanging Rock, Bathers and Mars, 1985’