Biography

Mark Boyle b.1934 Glasgow, d.2005 London
Joan Hills b.1931 Edinburgh
Sebastian Boyle b.1962 London
Georgia Boyle b.1963 London

Boyle Family live and work in London

Awards

Honorary doctorates by Glasgow University, 2007

Recent Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions by Boyle Family are in bold

2015

Deep Highly Eccentric, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester School of Art, 6 - 19 February 2015

Boyle Family, Contemporary Archaeology, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 16 January - 14 March 2015

2014

Boyle Family, Early Projections, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival), 27 November 2014 - 18 January 2015

When Elephants Come Marching In: Echoes of the Sixties in Today’s Art, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 27 September 2014 - 11 January 2015

Waywords of Seeing, Le Plateau, FRAC, Paris, 12 June - 27 July 2014

A Special Arrow Was Shot in the Neck, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 31 January - 29 March 2014

2013

Boyle Family: Contemporary Archaeology: The World Series, Lazio Site, 1968/2013, Vigo Gallery, London, 16 October - 16 November 2013 (cat)

The Sand, Wind & Tide Series, New Acquisitions, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 12 October 2013 - 4 May 2014

Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm, Tate Britain, London, 2 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 (cat)

Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979, Southampton City Art Gallery, 10 May 3 August 2013. Travelled to National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 28 September 2013 - 5 January 2014; Mead Gallery, Coventry, 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014; Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 5 April 2014 - 15 June 2014 (cat)

2012

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Art and the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 15 December 2012 - 8 September 2013 (cat)

Painting without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 8 December 2011 - 26 January 2012

Ululation, Vigo Gallery, London, 10 October - 9 November 2012

Post-Painterly Abstraction: Abstraction and Motion, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, 12 July - 11 November 2012

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, 27 May - 3 September 2012. Travelled to Haus der Kunst, Munich, 11 October 2012 - 20 January 2013 (cat)

2011

Travelling Light, Works from the Government Art Collection selected by Simon Schama, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 16 December 2011 - 26 February 2012

United Enemies: The Problem of Sculpture in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 1 December 2011 - 11 March 2012 (cat)

Mundane Monumental: The Everyday in Modern British Sculpture, James Hyman Fine Art, London, 10 February - 5 March 2011

Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy, London, 22 January - 7 April 2011 (cat)

2010

Boyle Family: Loch Ruthven, Hightland Institute of Contemporary Art, Dalcrombie, Invernessshire, 24 October – 28 November 2010

What you see is where you’re at: Part 3, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 31 July 2010 – 13 February 2011 (Boyle Family, the Barra Project)

Boyle Family, The Barn Gallery, Weston, North Yorkshire, 29 May – 15 June 2010

2009

Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to now, Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 17 October - 22 November 2009

Boyle Family: Works from the 1960s & ‘70s, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, 9 - 31 October 2009 (cat)

British Council Collection: My Yard, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2 October - 6 December 2009

Scottish Paintings, Old Master to Contemporary, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, 31 July - 5 September 2009 (cat)

Making Nature: Masters of European Landscape Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 26 June - 6 September 2009 (cat)

Boyle Family: the Barcelona Site, World Series, construction, London, 1 June - 12 July 2009

2008

On Location: Art, Space and Place in the 1960s, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 23 September-14 December 2008 (cat)

Revolutions 1968, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 16 September - 9 November 2008

To become like music: late modernist painting, performance and the musical avant-garde, 1945-1965, Mummery + Schnelle, London, 15 July - 16 August 2008

Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 25 May 2008 - 12 April 2009 (cat)

Twelve Travels, British Art in Sensibility and Experience. Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 27 April - 22 June 2008. Travelled to Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 12 September - 26 October 2008; The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, 2 November - 23 December 2008; Setagaya Art Museum, 10 January - 1 March 2009 (cat)

Boyle Family: Work from the 60s & 70s, Delaye Saltoun, London, 25 April - 7 June 2008

2007

Garten Eden - der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle in Emden, 1 December 2007 - 30 March 2008. Travelled to Stadtische Galerie Bietgheim - Bissingen, 19 April - 6 July 2008 (cat)

Nyehaus becomes Indica, Nyehaus, New York, 8 November - 22 December 2007

True Romance, Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Kunsthalle Vienna, 5 October 2007 - 3 February 2008. Travelled to Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 21 February - 12 May 2008 and Kunsthalle zu Kiel, 31 May - 7 September 2008 (cat)

Beyond Appearances, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 30 June - 23 September 2007

Boyle Family Films with music by Soft Machine, ICA, London, 21 April 2007

Centre of the Creative Universe, Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, Tate Liverpool, 20 February - 9 September 2007 (cat)

2006

Boyle Family: Seeds for a Random Garden, Charlton Project, construction, London, 3 December - 21 January 2007

Riflemaker becomes Indica, Riflemaker, London, 20 November - 23 December 2006 (cat)

Divided Selves: The Scottish Self Portrait from the 17th Century to the present day, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 21 April - 3 June 2006. Travelled to The Fleming Collection, London, 20 June - 2 September 2006 (cat)

Important Mischief, British Sculpture from the 1960s and ‘70s, Leeds City Art Gallery, April - November 2006

Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 18 March - 25 June 2006

2005

Teaming, the Embassy, Edinburgh, 6 August - 4 September 2005

Summer of Love, Tate Liverpool, 27 May - 25 September 2005. Travelled to Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2 November - 12 February 2006; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 12 May - 3 September 2006; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 24 May - 16 September 2007 (cat)

Controlled, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 16 May - 25 June 2005

Visual Music: Synaethesia in Art and Music Since 1900, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 13 February - 22 May 2005; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 23 June - 11 September 2005 (cat)

2004

Boyle Family: Early Projections, construction, London, 1 October - 7 November 2004

Boyle Family: London Sound Study, The Centre of Attention, London, online exhibition, 1 October - 7 November 2004

Boyle Family: Journey to the Surface of the Earth (continued), Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland, 28 August - 24 October 2004. Travelled to Hafnarborg Art Centre, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, 13 November - 6 December 2004


Art & the 60's, This was Tomorrow, Tate Britain, London, 30 June - 3 October 2004. Travelled to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 23 October 2004 - 3 April 2005 and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (cat)

2003

Boyle Family, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh 14 August - 9 November 2003 (cat)