White Gums and Ramoxes
Ceramics by Merric and Arthur Boyd from the Bundanon Trust Collection
This exhibition toured nationally from 2009-2012.
"(Merric and Arthur Boyd's) relationship has recently been explored... but in this glorious exhibition from Bundanon Trust, it is explored in depth and glorious richness"
Sasha Grishin, Reviewer, The Canberra Times
White gums & ramoxes is the current major travelling exhibition from the Bundanon Trust Collection. The main focus is ceramics, supported by paintings, prints and drawings. The exhibition was launched in August 2009 and will travel until September 2012 to around 15 metropolitan and regional galleries in five states of Australia plus the ACT.
This exhibition highlights the connection between Merric Boyd, the ‘father of Australian studio pottery’ and his son Arthur Boyd, the iconic Australian artist. Although the ceramic works of father and son are very different, many of the same attitudes and approaches to art influenced both, and link their separate ceramic pursuits. Merric’s pottery and drawings are often about his family, and Arthur’s ceramics, prints and paintings consistently refer to his father.
Grace Cochrane, prominent Australian Decorative Arts Curator, was appointed to develop the exhibition with Bundanon. The well-illustrated catalogue documents these relationships in an extended essay, which also places the ceramic work of both Merric and Arthur Boyd, and the extended Boyd family, within their broader Australian and international art and cultural movements.
See White gums and ramoxes here on ABC's Collectors (air date: Friday 1 July 2011).
(resources include Children's Discovery Trail leaflet)