Striking Arthur Boyd painting donated

Port Phillip Bay Evening by Arthur Boyd has been generously donated to the Bayside Arts and Heritage Collection.

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was a leading Australian painter of the middle to late 20th century.

Boyd’s work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both.

Port Phillip Bay, Evening is a striking nocturnal work that reduces the landscape of the bay to a minimalist and highly abstract composition. A moody palette of grey, brown and black is subtly punctuated by the distant lights of the Melbourne metropolis.

Bayside’s Boyd Ward – bordered by the rail line heading towards Hampton Street, down Willis Street and Fewster Road to Cummins Road, South down Bluff Road, is named after the remarkable artistic dynasty.

The Boyd family has and continues to contribute to the arts in the fields of painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, literature, architecture, poetry and music. The family has a long association with the Bayside area with members living in Brighton, Sandringham, Black Rock and Beaumaris.

Port Phillip Bay, Evening by Arthur Boyd will be put on display in the foyer of Bayside Council Corporate Centre in the coming months.

Bayside’s Art and Heritage Collection

Bayside City Council is the custodian of the Bayside Art and Heritage Collection, a collection of around 2,000 items that was formed when the former Sandringham and Brighton City Councils merged in 1994.

Artworks and heritage objects are displayed at our Corporate Centre in Sandringham, Bayside Gallery in Brighton and other Council owned buildings.

Learn more about Bayside’s Art and Heritage Collection

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