Exhibition | The Lady & The Unicorn
|From:||Wednesday 18 July 2018|
|To:||Sunday 24 June 2018|
|Time:||12:00am - Wednesday 18 July 2018|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
This exhibition showcases one of the most significant collaborations between Australian artist Arthur Boyd and the London based, Australian-born poet, Peter Porter. Boyd’s production of 24 bold and evocative etchings were a response to Porter’s reinterpretation of the 16th century tale of 'The Lady and The Unicorn', which has inspired musicians, poets, novelists and artists since it’s rediscovery in the 1840s.
"The Lady and The Unicorn, in an astonishing series of images, with violent episodes, tragedy and triumph, foregrounds the unicorn, isolated by its uniqueness and set apart by its fate. The series highlights Boyd’s command of the technically complex and demanding process of intaglio printmaking” says Deborah Ely, Bundanon Trust CEO. “This exhibition also encapsulates the story of Arthur and Peter’s collaboration, a unique and generative relationship.”
The etchings and painting on display are all from the Bundanon Trust Collection.
Join us and guest host, Jennifer Thompson, Collections & Exhibitions Manager of Bundanon Trust for a Twilight Tour on Thursday 17 May @ 5.30pm.
This is a free event and all are welcome | RSVP to the Gallery by Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Exhibition on display from 5 May to 24 June 2018.
This is a Bundanon Trust touring exhibition 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.
Image: Arthur BOYD / The Unicorn and the Ark 1973-74 / etching and aquatint / Bundanon Trust Collection / Reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Contact phone||(07) 4688 6652|
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|