14 September 2019 – 1 March 2020
Presented at Shepparton Art Museum from Saturday 14 September 2019 to Sunday 1 March 2020, The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery was 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.
Image: The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery, installation view. Photo by Stephanie Bradford.