Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

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**

**Australia Day Opening Hours:
Saturday 26 January: 11am–5pm
Sunday 27 January: 11am–5pm
Monday 28 January: 11am–5pm

Landscape of the Soul is a new exhibition exploring the Australian landscape and a sense of place through the complex genius of Arthur Boyd.  From light-filled early landscapes to tormented figures in the bush, the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and archival material in this exhibition expose an inner landscape and an artist’s creative odyssey. Curated by Barry Pearce, this new Bundanon Trust Touring Exhibition is presented at the National Art School from 10 January to 9 March 2019.

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

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