The years surrounding World War II were meager and bleak for Australia. For Arthur Boyd conscription into the armed forces was devastating. In the aftermath of the war the news of war crimes and the influx of refugees deeply affected him and his associates. During this time Boyd was at the centre of a new group of artists emerging on the Melbourne art scene. This dynamic generation are now closely associated with both the Boyd household at Murrumbeena and the Heidelberg home (Heide) of John and Sunday Reid. Arthur Boyd and his siblings David and Guy; Yvonne Lennie (who later married Arthur Boyd); Sidney Nolan, John Perceval and Joy Hester visited or moved between both houses and supported each other emotionally and intellectually... more. To view works from the exhibition, click on one of the categories below.