Arthur Boyd: Mysterious Eyes For Australian modernist painter Arthur Boyd, World War II and its aftermath was a deeply unsettling period, as it was for many young Australian artists. Rarely before in Australian art had a generation produced such a succession of self-portraits as Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and John Perceval did during the 1940s. A young man whose soft features betrayed the intensity of his own selfimage, Boyd portrayed others with equally concentrated emotion. In this focus exhibition, Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 will be displayed alongside a series of his portraits of others. National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Daily, 10am-5pm. Inquiries: (02) 6102 7000 or online. Until August 14. Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time The National Gallery of Australia is hosting the installation from this year’s Venice Biennale Australian artist, Fiona Hall. Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale is the world’s oldest biennial of international contemporary art. In Wrong Way Time, Hall uses disparate elements to focus on three main concerns: global politics, world finances and the environment. Hall sees these three as failed states, “a minefield of madness, badness and sadness” stretching beyond the foreseeable future. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Daily, 9am-5pm. Admission free. Inquiries: (02) 6240 6411. Until July 10.