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Lynne Boyd: Holding the silver sea

2 March to 28 April 2024 at Bayside Gallery

Lynne Boyd aimed to capture ephemeral beauty and timelessness in her lyrical paintings which range from romantic realism to minimalist tonal abstraction. This major exhibition is the first to survey her four-decade engagement with Port Phillip Bay, bringing together a selection of 40 key works that demonstrate the artist’s fascination with the atmospheric dimensions of this familiar locale.

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Artist’s bio

Melbourne artist Lynne Boyd (1953-2022) began exhibiting her paintings of the Bay in the mid-1980s, and variations on this subject remained the core of her practice thereafter. She painted with a focus on atmospheric landscapes, playing on the inherent tension between liquidity and solidity in paint, layering watery veils of pigment in pastel tones.

Boyd completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, continuing with postgraduate studies in painting and printmaking until 1984. She completed a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University, Melbourne, in 2004. She later lectured at the VCA, Monash, RMIT and La Trobe Universities. Her work is represented in major collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the Parliament House Art Collection.


Bayside Gallery - Corner Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton VIC 3186

Gallery opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm 

Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Banner image credit:

Lynne Boyd, Twixt Port Phillip Bay, 2009-10. Oil and pencil on linen,152.5 x 183 cm. Private collection, Melbourne.