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Exhibition | The Lady & The Unicorn

From:Sunday 24 March 2019
To:Sunday 24 June 2018
Time:12:00am -  Sunday 24 March 2019
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

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Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
Entry charges - AdultFree
Entry charges - ChildFree
Entry charges - ConcessionFree
Entry charges - FamilyFree
Entry charges - GroupFree
Entry charges - StudentFree
Contact phone (07) 4688 6652
Booking informationTwilight Tour RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (07) 4688 6652
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Facility opening hours: Sunday: 1pm - 4pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 10am - 4pm | Wednesday: 10am - 4pm | Thursday: 10am - 4pm | Friday: 10am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Closed Public Holidays


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