Making History: The Boyd Family

Celebrating the acclaimed Boyds’ work at the Heide Museum of Modern Art

The third instalment in Heide’s Making History series honours the work of the Boyd family and their collaborators. With a particular focus on the post-war years—an especially bold and fecund period in Australian art history—the exhibition presents an extensive collection works, including paintings and ceramic objects.

The Boyd family lived at Open Country, a property in the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena, from 1913. Perhaps the best-known member of the dynasty is figurative expressionist painter, printmaker and ceramicist Arthur Boyd. In addition to a selection of his acclaimed portraits and glazed ceramic tile paintings, the exhibition also displays his father Merric Boyd’s art nouveau-style ceramic and drawings; his sister Lucy Boyd Beck’s ceramic tiles; and his brother Guy Boyd’s bronze sculpture, to name but a few.

Curated by Kendrah Morgan, Making History: The Boyd Family runs until 12 November. As a partner of Heide Museum of Modern Art, it is with pleasure that we encourage art admirers local and history aficionados alike to discover the exhibition.

To view a preview of the works on show, we warmly recommend visiting Heide’s website.