Jamie Boyd - CV

Jamie Boyd comes from at long line of famous artists. History confirms that the Boyd Family collectively have made a very profound and well-documented contribution to Australian art dating back to the nineteenth century. Born in 1948 in Murrumbeena Victoria, the son of Arthur Boyd and nephew of David, his world has always been surrounded by art and creativity. From this solid foundation Jamie has taken his own work to new heights to become a truly unique artist in his very own right.

At age seventeen he embarked on a full time career as an artist and studied at the Michael Karolyi Foundation in southern France. He held his first solo exhibition in Adelaide in 1966 and has subsequently held exhibitions throughout Australia, Italy, Germany, Holland and England.

He has lived most of his adult life in London, returning to Australia periodically. His distinctive work thus reflects both the enduring influences of the Australian landscape and a broad international sensibility.

“There is a fundamental difference between a person's perception of a cypress-studded horizon in Tuscany and the same person's idea of the Australian bush landscape. The European landscape evokes intrinsic harmony whereas the Australian does not. One is made to feel intrusive; the bush's intimate fragility is disquietingly unfamiliar.”

‘There is a dream-like quality throughout Jamie’s work.  He is an enthusiastic painter of the landscape and the figure, constantly challenging and redefining his knowledge of art through experimentation and play.’

Jamie currently lives in London with his wife and five children.


1966                  Bonython Galleries, Adelaide

1967                  Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1968                  Bonython Galleries, Sydney

1969                  Drian Galleries, London, England

Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle

1970                  Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Bonython Galleries, Adelaide & Sydney

1971                  Clytie Jessop Gallery, London, England

Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle

1972                  Drian Galleries, London, England

Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1973                  Skinner Galleries, Perth

1976                Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle

Gallerie Kuppers, Neuss, Germany

1977                Gallerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Holland

1978                Fine Arts Gallery, Perth

1979                Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney

1980                Australian Galleries, Melbourne

New South Wales House, London, England

David Ellis Fine Art, Ballarat

1981                Phillip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane

1982                Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney

Bonython Galleries, Adelaide

1984                Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney

1985                David Ellis Fine Art, Ballarat

Cariaggio Gallery, Palaia, Italy

1986                Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide

Beaver Galleries, Canberra

1987                New South Wales House, London, England

1988                Boundary Gallery, London, England

Savill Gallery, Sydney

Schubert Gallery, Surfers Paradise

New South Wales House, London, England

1989                Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

1990                Boundary Gallery, London, England

Beaver Gallery, Canberra

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, England

1992                Gillian Jason, London, England

1993                Aviva Campbell Gallery, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne

1994                Corbally Steurton, London, England

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

1995                Chappel Galleries, Essex, England

Eva Breuer, Sydney

1996                Stair Gallery, London, England

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

Galleria Aniela Fine Art, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

“People, Places, Landscapes” Aviva Campbell Gallery, Melbourne

1997                “Reaching Beyond Time” Galleria Aniela Fine Art, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

“Encounters with Prints” Aviva Campbell Gallery, Melbourne

1999                Savill Gallery, Sydney

2000                Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

2002               Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne

2004               Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne

2005               Chappel Galleries, Essex, England

2007               Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

Greythorn Galleries Melbourne

2009              Christopher Day Gallery Sydney

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

2010                Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

2012               Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane


‘Dictionary of Australian Art’, Alan McCullock

‘Australian Art 1975-1980’, Kim Bonython

‘The Art of the Boyds’, 1979 P Dobrez / P Herbst

‘Creating of Self Portraite’, T Coates / M Beazley

‘New Art Four’, Nevill Drury

‘An Antipodean Connection’ G Prampolini / MC / Hubert / Slatkine / Geneve

‘Modern Painters Autumn ‘92’

Boyd Dynasties ABC Television 2006


Artbank Australia, Mertz Collection, U.S.A, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, B.H.P Australia, Boxer Collection, Australia, Tavistock Centre, London, UK, National Gallery of Victoria, Council of Adult Education, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, UK