Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul


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A Bundanon Trust Touring Exhibition


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Touring exhibition

This exhibition considers the landscape in Arthur Boyd’s work from youthful plein air subjects celebrating light, to the final phase of Boyd’s career depicting the Shoalhaven on the south coast of New South Wales. Between his beginning and end, weaving a peripatetic existence spanning Australia, England and Europe, there was also the landscape Boyd carried within himself – not merely topographic, but a psychic sense of place.


National Art School Gallery
Darlinghurst NSW
10 January – 9 March 2019

Ipswich Art Gallery
Ipswich QLD
25 May – 18 August 2019

Shepparton Art Museum
Shepparton VIC
12 September – 24 November 2019

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
Geraldton, WA
2 October - 14 November 2020

Tweed Regional Gallery
Mullwillimbah, NSW
8 January – 28 February 2021

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Katoomba, NSW
12 March – 2 May 2021

Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie
Lake Macquarie, NSW
24 July - 26 September 2021

To accompany the exhibition, Bundanon has developed an online education guide aligned to the primary and secondary school syllabus. Our education staff are available to work with schools in your local area and to visit your venue to conduct talks and workshops.

Key dates and events of Arthur Boyd's life, and information on his arts practice and studio at Bundanon are also accessible below.

Arthur Boyd Landscape of the Soul - Education Guide

Arthur Boyd Timeline

Arthur Boyd's Studio and Practice


A stunning 88 page representation of the exhibition featuring opening essay by guest curator and personal friend of Arthur Boyd's Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW.

Catalogue available for purchase online


Short film about Bundanon Trust touring exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul. Directed and produced by Catherine Hunter, it features a behind the scenes look at the inspiration for the exhibition with interviews with curator Barry Pearce, archival footage of Arthur Boyd and his family, spectacular shots of the Shoalhaven and Bundanon landscapes and Arthur's remarkable paintings.


ABC Radio Interview with Chris Bath and Bundanon Trust's Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Jennifer Thompson on Arthur Boyd and the Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul Exhibition.

CLICK HERE FOR ABC Radio Interview with Jennifer Thompson


National Collecting Institutions Touring & Outreach Program

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.