Andrew Gaynor discusses the life, times and influences associated with the artists and patrons living and working at Heide.
This famous creative hotspot was centred around a group of Australian patrons and artists living and working at “Heide”, a former farm located alongside the Yarra River in Bulleen, purchased by John and Sunday Reed in 1934 and re-christened after nearby Heidelberg. Their vision, the artwork of colleagues and friends, plus their passionate inter-personal relationships have become the stuff of legends. Join Andrew Gaynor and explore the origins, the Reeds, their famous colleagues including Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, George and Mirka Mora, the notorious literary magazine Angry Penguins and the development of the Museum of Modern Art.
Students will gain a better understanding of the life and times associated with Heide, and hopefully, the inspiration to further explore the theme, post-course.
There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
notebook & pen
For those students with a specific interest in the topic, as well as students with a general interest in Art and/or Melbourne’s history.