Showcasing art classics

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ART FOR THE SOUL… From left, SAM director, Rebecca Coates and new curator, Sarah Wall with some of the ceramics from ‘The Boyd Family: The Legacy of Pottery’ exhibition. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

CELEBRATING decoration and the every-day, an exciting new touring exhibition from Bundanon Trust has arrived at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

‘Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul’ features 40 paintings and 20 works on paper from the famous Australian painter, including a group of masterpieces borrowed from major state museums, as well as letters, photographs and sketchbooks spanning almost half a century.

Alongside this exhibition is another showcase of Arthur Boyd. Curated by SAM from works in their own collection, ‘The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery’ showcases many of the over 140 ceramic works by the extended Boyd family.

Reflecting domestic decoration and familial every-day objects, these works reveal the way in which art and design intersected for the Boyd family and the influences and aspirations that crossed art, architecture, literature and life.