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.