Sunday's Garden

Sunday's Garden

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When Sunday and John Reed purchased Heide, now the site of Heide Museum of Modern Art, it was a neglected former dairy farm. At the end of their lives, it was unique among Melbourne's parklands, densely forested with exotic and native flora, with a stunningly beautiful cottage-style kitchen garden the jewel in its crown-in all, an extraordinary aesthetic accomplishment, the result of fifty years of vision, dedication and sheer hard work. The Reeds moulded Heide into a personal Eden, connecting art with nature and creating a nourishing environment for the artists they championed-Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Charles Blackman and Mirka Mora among them. Sunday s Garden explores the growing of Heide, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators and the makers of its myths.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 175.26 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 1,610.24g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • black & white halftones, colour illustrations
  • 0522858767
  • 9780522858761
  • 622,770

About Lesley Harding

Lesley Harding is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former senior curator at the Victorian Arts Center Trust, inaugural curator at the National Art School in Sydney, and the coauthor of "Cubism & Australian Art." Kendrah Morgan is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former assistant curator of New Zealand and international art at the Auckland Art Gallery and a lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland. They are coauthors of "Sunday's Kitchen." Mirka Mora is a prominent French-born Australian visual artist who has contributed significantly to the development of contemporary art in Australia. Her mediums include painting, sculpture, and mosaics. She was close friends with John and Sunday Reed, and spent many weekends at Heide.show more

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