Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul
A BUNDANON TRUST TOURING EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL ART SCHOOL GALLERY
CURATED BY BARRY PEARCE
Exhibition: 10 January – 9 March 2019
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
From early, youthful en plein air subjects celebrating light, to the final phase of his career depicting the Shoalhaven on the south coast of New South Wales, encompassing the artist’s journeys from Australia to England and Europe, artworks in the exhibition present the landscape as a theatre for his deeper explorations – not merely topographic, but a psychic sense of place.
Arthur Boyd has been described as a genius whose creativity evolved from childhood innocence to which in some ways, through extraordinary complexity, it returned at the end of a long productive life. His was an artist’s odyssey through landscape both seen and imagined.
Presenting approximately 70 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and archival material, Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is curated by independent curator Barry Pearce, drawn from the Collection of Bundanon Trust as well as other public institutions. A full-colour publication featuring a curatorial essay by Barry Pearce and an introduction by Deborah Ely accompanies the exhibition.
Featured Artwork: Arthur Boyd, Hanging rocks with bathers and Mars, c. 1985 oil on canvas Bundanon Trust Collection