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Sunday, 06 October 2013 00:00

Arthur Boyd

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC, OBE (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria and became one of the leading Australian painters of the late 20th century. A member of one of the most renowned artistic dynasties of Australian art history, Boyd was influenced by his eminent artistic family, learning painting, ceramic sculpture and pottery from an early age. Exhibiting widely from 1949 in Australia, Europe, America , Hong Kong and Asia, Arthur became Australia's most recognised and venerable artist. His work is located within the Australian National Gallery, all State and regional galleries as well as prominent public collections abroad.

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The death of Arthur Boyd, aged 78, on April 24, marks the passing of one of Australia's most respected expressionist painters. A member of the generation of artists and intellectuals who came to maturity during the Depression and World War II, Boyd was one of the few internationally-known Australian artists from that era still alive and working in the 1990s.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00

Record price for Arthur Boyd painting

A painting by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd went under the hammer for $1.4 million at an auction in Melbourne last night, setting a record price for his work.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00

Arthur Boyd's painting sets a new auction record

TONY EASTLEY: Last night in Melbourne a painting by Arthur Boyd set a new auction record for his work.

Painted in 1957 Boyd's Bride Running Away was purchased for $1.4 million by an anonymous buyer.

AM's Alison Caldwell went to the auction for AM.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 09:16

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC OBE (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was a leading Australian painter of the late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both. Several famous works set Biblical stories against the Australian landscape, such as The Expulsion (1947–48), now at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 07:14

The Waltzing Matilda Collection

 

             "WALTZING MATILDA"               

Painting No.1:  Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
                      Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
                      And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
                      "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?"

Painting No.2:  Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
                      You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me
                      And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
                      "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Painting No.3:  Down came a jumbuck to drink at that billabong.
                      Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee.
                      And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag:
                      "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

                     Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
                     "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me",
                     And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag:
                     "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Painting No.4:  Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred.
                      Down came the troopers, one, two, and three.
                      "Whose is that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
                      You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Painting No.5   Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
                      "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me",
                      "Whose is that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
                      You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Painting No. 6:  Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong.
                       "You'll never take me alive!" said he
                       And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
                       "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?"

                       Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
                       "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me",
                       And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
                       "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?"

 

The Waltzing Matilda Collection:

Sunday, 20 October 2013 06:58

Walter Ebatarinja (1915-1968)

Walter was born the son of Joshua and Ruth on the 20th of October 1915. He was schooled at the mission and became proficient in the trades of stock-whip and belt plaiting.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 06:57

Richard Moketarinja (1916-1983)

Richard was born near Hermannsburg in 1916. His second name, Moketarinja, means, snake curled up in a circle. He was schooled at the mission and later worked in building and construction around the mission.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 06:56

Reuben Pareroultja (1916-1986)

Reuben was born on the 3rd of May 1916. After attending mission school he worked odd jobs before joining the Army Labor Gang in 1942. One year later he was discharged for ill health.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 06:55

Otto Pareroultja (1914-1973)

Otto was born on the 24th of March 1914. He attended mission school and later worked as a stockman, carpenter, shearer and gardener. He also served on the Native Council at Hermannsburg.

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