Prologue 1 Under the mulberry tree 2 To the market square 3 Sky blue trades in lamb white days 4 Worlds away from Rosebud 5 Death, love, war 6 The empty stage 7 Cripples, lovers and other victims 8 Through the unknown, remembered gate 9 No peace 10 Family: forged and fractured 11 It's a hard life 12 Where the roads dip and where the roads rise 13 Speaking Australian 14 A heart in two places 15 And the walls came tumbling down 16 Days on fire 17 It's time 18 This reservoir of blue 19 And all his years of exile fell away Endnotes Bibliography Acknowledgements Index
Based on over seven years research Darleen Bungey has uncovered extraordinary detail about the man, his relationships and his creative process Absorbing and very moving 'This might do for Boyd what David Marr achieved with Patrick White.' Dr Richard Haese, Senior Lecturer in Art History, La Trobe University Includes 48 page colour section (showing major stages of Boyd's creative development) as well as scattered B&W pics throughout Beautifully designed package The revelations about Boyd lead to deeper interpretations of his art - an aspect of the book that has already earned the respect of the art authorities 'A visual feast and totally engaging.' Dr Ken Wach, Associate Professor and Head of School, School of Creative Arts, The University of Melbourne.
Originally a copywriter in Australian, American and UK advertising, Darleen Bungey worked as an associate editor and freelance journalist for a number of prestigious British-based magazines while she raised a family in London. In 1999 she began researching and writing a biography of Arthur Boyd, both for publication and as a doctorate. This is her first book.