Last chance to view nationally significant exhibition

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Arthur Boyd, Lovers on fire in boat with kite, c.1965, oil on canvas, Bundanon Trust Collection

Locals will have one final chance to view the nationally significant Boyd works this weekend, with the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul closing this Sunday 24 November.

24 November.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) has been delighted with the visitor response to the Bundanon Trust touring exhibition that opened in September, with visitors travelling from around the state to view the exhibition that explores Arthur Boyd’s lifetime of landscape paintings.

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul features works principally from Bundanon Trust’s collection, and was curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art AGNSW. 

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

Dr Rebecca Coates, Director of SAM says, “Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul has been a triumph. We have received wonderful feedback from visitors both locally and nationally about the importance of bringing major exhibitions of this nature to our regional audiences.”

Unique to the Shepparton viewing of this show is the accompanying exhibition The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery, a SAM curated exhibition that showcases significant ceramic works by the extended Boyd family held in the SAM collection. The presentation of these two collections together provides great insight into the Boyd family legacy.

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

 Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition

Until 24 November 2019

The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery

A SAM curated exhibition with works from the SAM collection

Until 1 March 2020