Boyd family exhibition coincides with auction of original home

November 1, 2017 by  

The Boyd family, known in Caulfield and surrounding areas for their exquisite artistic talents, is the focus of a special exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Curator Kendrah Morgan said ‘Making History: The Boyd Family’ showcases a collection of ceramic objects, works on paper and paintings by members of the Boyd dynasty along with some of their close collaborators.

Brochure printing for the exhibition, which runs until November 12, features Arthur Boyd’s Europa and the Bull (1952-53) painted and glazed on earthenware.

Mr Morgan said the period during the 1940s and 1950s is a major focus with highlights including Arthur Boyd’s 1946 group portrait, Merric Boyd’s art nouveau-style, elegant pots and domestic ware created by artists who employed at the Arthur Merric Boyd (AMB) Pottery during the post-war era.

The exhibition also includes a bronze portrait head created by Guy Boyd, Lucy Boyd Beck’s rustic tiles, and earthenware featuring fauna and flora, the work of Neil Douglas, a partner in AMB Pottery.

As the exhibition enters its final weeks, the Boyd family’s original Wahroongaa Crescent, Murrumbeena property near Caulfield, built in 1916 has hit the market.

Property consultant for Woodards Carnegie, Maria Newbond, said the home reflects the artistic talents of its original owners complete with ornate features, large rooms and well built.

The home is due to be auctioned on November 18.