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Now a new exhibition in Canberra hopes to showcase the works that depict the social and political impacts which helped to shape the Australian legend. On Wednesday the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House will launch the exhibition '
Australian artist Arthur Boyd has fetched a record price at auction in Melbourne. The historically and aesthetically significant painting titled Bride Running Away sold for $1.68 million on Tuesday, breaking the previous record of $1.2 million for a
Bride Running Away is expected to fetch between $1.4 million and $1.6 million when it goes under the hammer tonight...Geoffrey Smith from Sotheby's says the auction is a rare opportunity. "Bride Running Away is an icon of 20th century Australian art,"
There has never been, he says, a comprehensive exhibition showing how fish and fishing have been represented in Australian art since long before European settlement in 1788. Mr Scheding is not a keen fisherman, but over the past few years, he has
Boyd, a celebrated painted and ceramicist, died earlier today in Sydney. One of the elder statesmen of the Australian art world, he was a member of the famously artistic Boyd family which also included his brother Arthur. David Boyd's works, which
As a teenager living on Chicago's South Side in the late 1950s, Elaine Bayyinah Amina Boyd embraced summertime by transforming her backyard into an open-air art school. Friends recalled how she created lesson plans and purchased art materials in
To mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Google is honouring the Australian artist with a Boyd-inspired reworking of its logo on the search engine's Australian home page. Boyd was born in 1920 in Murrumbeena, Melbourne, and became known for his
Nicholas Harding's New Paintings and Drawings at Rex Irwin's gallery in Woollahra last Wednesday. The smell emanated from Harding's luxurious use of oils to evoke the beaches and rivers of Wooli in northern NSW, an area he has been visiting for more
As Jamie Boyd reflects on what it means to him to be back in the Shoalhaven area in southern New South Wales, his profile is reminiscent of his father Arthur Boyd, one of Australia's greatest artists. Softly spoken Jamie Boyd is on a rare visit back
Behind Eva Breuer's elegant exterior was an uncontrollable mischievous streak. ''I don't know if I should be telling you this,'' she'd say, then reveal that X was turning his house into an art gallery. Or so-and-so had a new muse, he'd left his wife,