The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery

When: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 – Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton

The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery is a SAM curated exhibition showcasing many of the over 140 ceramic works by the extended Boyd family from SAM's own Collection.

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. 

The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery features works by William Merric Boyd (1888-1959) and Doris Boyd (1889-1960), Arthur Boyd’s parents; Lucy Boyd (1916-2009) and husband Hatton Beck (1901-1994); Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) and Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery which included collaborations between Boyd, Neil Douglas (1911-2003) and John Perceval (1923-2000); Guy Boyd (1923-1988) and Martin Boyd Pottery; David Boyd (1924-2011) and wife Hermia Jones (1931-2000); Mary Boyd (1926-2016) and husband John Perceval (1923-2000).

This show will be presented alongside Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a Bundanon Trust touring exhibition, providing a unique insight into the Boyd national legacy.

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul features 40 paintings and 20 works on paper, including a group of masterpieces borrowed from major state art museums, as well as letters, photographs and sketchbooks spanning almost half a century and featuring works from Boyd’s adolescence through to his final years.

The three-year national touring exhibition curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art AGNSW, explores Arthur Boyd’s lifetime of landscape paintings.

For further information on Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, please click here

Image: Merric Boyd, Vase, 1938, glazed stoneware. Shepparton Art Museum collection, purchased, 1986. Photo: Jamie Durrant.