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Lynne Boyd: Holding the Silver Sea at Bayside Gallery

— Sunday 28th April 2024

Twixt 2009 10
The first survey exhibition of Boyd's four-decade engagement with Port Phillip Bay is being held at Brighton's Bayside Gallery from 2 March to 28 April 2024.

Melbourne artist Lynne Boyd (1953-2022) aimed to capture ephemeral beauty and timelessness in her lyrical paintings, which range from romantic realism to minimalist tonal abstraction.

Boyd 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 by layering watery veils of pigment in pastel tones.

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 one of Melbourne's most significant landmarks.

For more information, visit the Bayside City Council website here.

Curator: Joanna Bosse.

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

Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.