PLAN YOUR VISIT - See the return of Arthur Boyd's Shoalhaven landscape paintings with new exhibition Wilder Times (6 July - 13 October 2024)


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Wilder Times | Arthur Boyd and the mid-1980s landscape

Wilder Times Arthur Boyd and the mid-1980’s landscape

Bundanon has produced a new publication to accompany the opening of the exhibition season Wilder Times: Arthur Boyd and the mid-1980s landscape.

Designed by U-P, Melbourne, this full colour book features essays by Sophie O’Brien, Head of Curatorial and Learning, Bundanon and Dr Stephen Tonkin, Curator, Arts Centre Melbourne, alongside images and texts on each of the 24 exhibiting artists.

In 1984 Arthur Boyd was commissioned to create a series of Shoalhaven landscape paintings for the new Arts Centre Melbourne.

For Wilder Times: Arthur Boyd and the mid-1980s landscape, Boyd’s series of fourteen powerful paintings returns to Bundanon for the first time since its creation.

Responding to these paintings, the exhibition brings together over 60 works by seminal Australian artists from the same period that Boyd created this momentous body of work.

The exhibition provides a window into a period of cultural dynamism in Australia, when ideas of landscape, land ownership and environmental protection were actively interrogated.

Learn more about the exhibition. 


Publication date: 6 July 2024

Cover: Paperback

Pages: 100

Colour: Full

Essays by: Sophie O’Brien, Bundanon and Dr Stephen Tonkin, Arts Centre Melbourne

Edited by: Sophie O’Brien and Boe-Lin Bastian




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