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Arthur Boyd, The Unicorn sees the Lady, 1972-74 etching and aquatint. Bundanoon Trust Collection

th February
10 am – 12 noon
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Bundanon Trust’s touring exhibition explores the myth of The Lady and The Unicorn through the words of poet Peter Porter, interpreted by artist Arthur Boyd in a print series.

The exhibition showcases a 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 poetry of Peter Porter provided great inspiration to Boyd and both men were interested in reinterpreting myths and legends to comment on the political and social climate of the present. Described as a ‘distant union’, their practice was to work separately, usually on opposite sides of the world.

Join Bundanon’s education team for a tour of the exhibition, observing and discussing Arthur Boyd’s great talent and proficiency in etching and aquatint techniques and his compositions. Themes of the series to be explored through the exhibition tour include artistic collaboration; representation of myth and magic; appropriation and homage; freedom and constraint; moral and ethical issues. This exhibition is supported by an education guide.

After the exhibition tour, participants will create a print inspired by the exhibition using foam plate printing techniques, using texture and line.

Exhibition Tour and Workshop: 2 hours


Program conducted by

Mary Preece, Education Manager and Jim Birkett, Education Officer, Bundanon Trust

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