Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness

This is the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd’s life and to link his political concerns with his art work. Curator Zara Stanhope has worked with Bundanon Trust to bring together paintings, prints, ceramics and other materials from the Bundanon Trust Collection, offering insights into how one of Australia’s greatest artists dealt with the social responsibility that defines humanity. The exhibition includes works by Boyd’s contemporaries and is supported by loans from public and private collections, photographs and other documents.

The illustrated catalogue, with essay by consultant curator Zara Stanhope, conveys the political life of Arthur Boyd and aims to re-position him and our understanding of his world view in the context of his life. It is a scholarly work which enlarges our understanding of Boyd’s contribution as an artist, locating him as an individual engaged in the urgent issues of his time – many of which remain salient today.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington VIC
5 Dec 2014 – 15 Feb 2015

Civic Reserve, 350 Dunns Road, Mornington VIC 3931
(CNR of Mornington-Tyabb Road and Dunns Road) 
Tue-Sun: 10am – 5pm

Stay tuned for upcoming public programs




Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington VIC
5 Dec 2014 – 15 Feb 2015

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery, Huskisson NSW
27 Feb 2015 – 19 Apr 2015

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston TAS
8 May 2015 – 5 July 2015



Bundanon has developed an Education Guide for the exhibition. This guide is suitable to be used by education providers and students at all levels. Click here to download the Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness Education Guide.




Bundanon Trust has produced a beautiful, full colour illustrated 96 page catalogue with essay by curator Zara Stanhope to accompany the exhibition. Please visit our online shop to purchase the catalogue.



The Chronicle Tuesday 14 May 2013

ABC News Thursday 6 June 2013


A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Catalogue Sponsor

For more information please contact Chris Anderson on or 02 4422 2121

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