Boyd Women

Monday, 20 November 2017 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Mary Boyd Hands

6 October–10 December

This exhibition celebrates the creative achievements of three generations of the women artists of the Boyd family, one of Australia’s most extraordinary and talented artistic families. Beginning with the work of Emma Minnie Boyd, the exhibition explores the influences, careers, collaborations and the important role of the women in working creatively across generations of this inspiring family environment. Their connection with Open Country and Murrumbeena and their significant contribution to 20th century Australian art, is investigated in the exhibition.

A rich selection of paintings, watercolours, drawings and ceramics by Emma Minnie Boyd, Doris Boyd, Lucy Boyd Beck, Mary Boyd, Yvonne Boyd, Hermia Boyd and other artists from the Boyd family are featured in the exhibition. Works have been sourced from major public gallery and museum collections and private collections.

Curator Diane Soumilas.

Mary Boyd
Hands 1942
Oil on composition board
76.8 x 59.5 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Bequest of John and Sunday Reed 1982
© Courtesy of Alice Perceval

Yvonne Boyd
Melbourne Tram 1944
Oil on muslin on cardboard
Bundanon Trust Collection
© Reproduced with permission of the Boyd Family.

Gallery hours

Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm.
Weekends, 1pm–5pm.
Closed public holidays.

The Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
There is also accessible parking in the car park.
Public transport: tram route 64, bus route 623

Location

Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162  View Map

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