Death of the Unicorn II (detail)
etching and aquatint
Bundanon Trust Collection
Arthur Boyd, one of Australia’s most significant artists, worked across numerous mediums throughout his career, including printmaking. Boyd's success in London in the early 1960s and throughout the 1970s introduced the opportunity for numerous high profile commissions and for him to undertake collaborations with fellow artists.
London based, Australian born, poet Peter Porter collaborated with Boyd over fifteen years and they produced between them four significant limited-edition books of prints and poems.
For The Lady and The Unicorn, the second project with Peter Porter, Boyd produced 24 bold and evocative etchings in response to Porter’s reinterpretation of the 16th century tale that has inspired musicians, poets, novelists and artists since it’s rediscovery in the 1840s.
A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.
Thursday 5 July 6.15pm