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Exhibition of artworks by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Jamie Boyd

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Until 15 May 2017

Original artworks by Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) and Jamie Boyd (1948.) Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan were amongst Australia’s most influential artists of the 20th Century. Jamie Boyd is the most important living artist of this remarkable Boyd dynasty.

Arthur Boyd often draws on mythology and this exhibition includes etchings for ‘The Prodigal Son’ from early 1990’s. The first series (1946–1947) were created for murals now in the National Gallery of Australia. His renowned works are landscapes, including those of Shoalhaven River, NSW, and the Tuscan countryside near the Boyd family Tuscan farmhouse. These too are included.

Sidney Nolan created the 'Gallipoli series' in memory of his brother Raymond who died during WWII. These included his apparently crude sketches of soldier’s heads which movingly accentuate not their heroism but their ordinary suffering humanity. Examples of these works are included.

Jamie Boyd is acknowledged as a master colorist, his work is acquiescent, tender and soothing. As an artist, he is equally accomplished across a wide variety of mediums - pencil on paper, gouache and pastel or oil on canvas. His paintings have often a dream-like quality the vibrant images and shadowy figures regularly emerge on his canvases.

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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf