Boyd & Evans: High Time

Boyd & Evans, Peacekeeper, 1983, acrylic on paper © and courtesy the artists.


27 May - 17 September 2023

10am – 5pm

“Fionnuala Boyd and Les Evans have been making photorealist art since the 1960s and they’ve found their perfect subject in the Ballardian townscape of Milton Keynes.” – Jonathan Jones, The Guardian (Exhibition of the Week)

This first major survey of artist duo Boyd & Evans in over a decade marks fifty-five years of their collaboration.

The exhibition focuses on paintings, spanning their careers from the 1960s to today. It displays many of their experiments: from collage and stencil to spray-gun and brushes; surreal dramas that unfold in domestic, urban and suburban settings; and visual games between the real and artificial. It includes satirical political work, much loved scenes of Milton Keynes and epic depictions of the natural world in the USA, Malaysia and Brunei.

In 1980 Boyd (Fionnuala Boyd) & Evans (Les Evans) were commissioned to make work by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation. They were then invited back as artists in residence and have remained ever since. One of their best-known pieces, Fiction, Non-fiction and Reference (1984) situated in the Central Library, is treasured by Milton Keynes residents.


Exhibition Tours (no booking required)
Every Tuesday and Saturday, 2pm

Conversational Tours (booking required)
Every Tuesday, 11am

Public Art, Walk and Talk
Tuesdays and Saturdays, various times

Boyd & Evans: Retrospective – Documentary Film Screening
Friday 15 September, 2pm

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