Arthur Boyd Brides

Arthur Boyd’s series Love, Marriage and Death of a Half Caste, more commonly known as the Brides, has been reunited for an exhibition at Heide.

The series, painted between 1957 and 1960, features an Aboriginal man and his mixed-race bride who face the trials of a love thwarted by both personal and cultural conflict.

Heide’s exhibition presents the core paintings of the series shown at the initial 1958 and 1960 exhibitions and related drawings and ceramic pieces alongside them.

Including tours and talks, the exhibition is at Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen, open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays.

Further information phone 9850 1500 or see

See also The Boyds at NGV Federation Square.