If you've been delaying - perhaps you're an outer suburb snub - you're down to your final chance to head to Heide and see the work of one of Australia's most masterful painters.
Legendary Melbourne artist Sidney Nolan is renowned for having one of the most diverse oeuvres in modern art and his work is now showing in its spiritual home – Heide, the farm-turned-gallery that spawned Australian art’s most prolific era.
Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise is an exceptional exhibition that has reached its final weeks at the gorgeous Heide Museum of Modern Art, on Templestowe Road in Melbourne’s leafy northern suburb of Bulleen.
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Nolan, as perhaps the most successful member of the Heide Circle and subsequent Angry Penguins (a group of artists including Arthur Boyd, Clifton Pugh, Albert Tucker and John Perceval) is a central figure in Heide history and a leading Australian artist of the twentieth century.
Nolan’s name is synonymous with Heide, which for him as a young man was a Garden of Eden that he later saw as a season in hell. His creativity became fuelled by a life-long fascination with the elusive notion of paradise and the consequences of its loss. From his nostalgia for St Kilda, his childhood heaven, to his explorations of the Australian landscape and restless travels abroad, Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise examines one of the artist’s deepest impulses and the journey of self-discovery it engendered.
You can also join a tour to learn more about Nolan’s iconic Kelly Series or an online garden talk about how he played a part in shaping the Heide gardens.
You can see the exhibition until 13 June in Heide’s main galleries, so hurry up and plan your visit here.