Arthur Boyd, one of Australia’s most enduring artists, was seen largely as the quiet, retiring type. In contrast, Boyd was actually somewhat of an activist, whose work spoke to the social and political unrests of his generation.

A new exhibition opening at QUT Art Museum on 15 March examines Boyd’s social consciousness as an active witness for the first time. Paintings, prints, ceramics and other materials from the Bundanon Trust Collection will be on display. The exhibition also includes works by Boyd’s contemporaries such as Sidney Nolan and Charles Blackman.