The Lady & The Unicorn 2016-2018 Tour


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A Bundanon Trust Touring Exhibition


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Touring exhibition

Arthur Boyd and Peter Porter

This Bundanon Trust touring exhibition showcases an evocative suite of prints that reinterprets the myth of the unicorn. It is the result of a creative collaboration between the London-based Australian poet Peter Porter and Arthur Boyd. The exhibition confirms Boyd’s great talent and proficiency in illustration and etching.

(Above) Arthur Boyd, The Unicorn and the Ark, (detail) 1973-74, etching and aquatint. Bundanon Trust.


Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Huskisson, NSW
22 July 2016 – 20 November 2016

Penrith Regional Gallery
Penrith, NSW
3 December 2016 – 26 February 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
Muswellbrook, NSW
13 May 2017 – 2 July 2017

Grafton Regional Gallery
Grafton, NSW
13 September 2017 – 21 October 2017

Logan Art Gallery
Logan, QLD
1 December 2017 – 27 January 2018

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Cowra, NSW
19 March 2018 - 2 May 2018

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Toowoomba, QLD
5 May 2018 - 24 June 2018

USC Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
Slippy Downs, QLD
5 July 2018 - 18 August 2018

Other venues to be announced

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.

View the education guide here.

The discovery trail is for families with young children who visit the exhibition.

View the discovery trail here.

The catalogue is a beautiful 84 page representation of the original project, featuring Peter Porter's poems in full, alongside Arthur Boyd's illustrations.

Included is a written response to the writings of Peter Porter and imagery of Arthur Boyd by Australian poet and emeritus professor at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, Chris Wallace-Crabbe. You can watch Chris Wallace-Crabbe discuss both artists and recite some of the poems from the publication below.

Catalogue available for purchase online


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.

​Arthur Boyd, The Lady betrays the Unicorn II, 1973-74, etching and aquatint. Bundanon Trust Collection.

Arthur Boyd, The Lady betrays the Unicorn II, 1973-74, etching and aquatint. Bundanon Trust.