The weathercock 1944
oil on muslin on (board)
(61.4 x 73.8 cm)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Shell Company of Australia Limited, Founder Benefactor, 1988
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
This exhibition looks at one of the most significant artistic groups in mid twentieth-century Melbourne, which gathered at the Boyd family property, Open Country, at Murrumbeena. It presents the work of Australia’s first studio potter, Merric Boyd and the impact of war on his family and their artistic output. It also explores the exuberant post-war production of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture by Arthur Boyd, John Perceval and others at Open Country and the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery.