The Boyd Family Dynasty

The opening night of Red Hill Gallery’s current exhibition “Jamie Boyd’s Family Dynasty ” received impressive comments and overwhelming interest from the guests.  The rainy weather did not deter gallery goers as the space soon filled with an eclectic mix of people from the Brisbane art scene, including the well known director and head curator of the gallery Margaret Campbell-Ryder, artist Todd Whisson and a number of judiciary, medical professionals and business executives from the pointy end of town. While sipping on French champagne and enjoying the light refreshments many of the guests were overwhelmingly impressed by the contextual background provided by a commercial gallery.  With never before seen works by Emma Minnie Boyd (1858-1936), Merric Boyd (1888-1959) and Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) on loan to the gallery from the Boyd family archives.  One gallery goer commented “to be able to see the five generations of the Boyd family in the same room is an impressive feat and really drives home the extraordinary history and talent within the Boyd family, as well as providing a poignant reminder of the importance of this family within Australia’s art history.”

Ashleigh Clarke