Heide Museum of Modern Art is set on sixteen acres of parkland with Yarra River frontage, Heide Museum of Modern Art, or Heide as it is affectionately known, is one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions.
Once a significant Wurundjeri gathering place, the property was later a dairy farm before becoming known as a hub for Australian modernist art and writing after it was purchased by art patrons John and Sunday Reed in 1934.
The Reeds opened their home to the most progressive artists of their era, including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, John Perceval, Charles Blackman and Danila Vassilieff. Nolan’s famous Ned Kelly series (1946–47) was painted in the dining room of the Heide farmhouse.
Continuing this spirited legacy, today Heide works to inspire creative talent, collaborating with emerging and mid-career artists as well as celebrating those who have made major contributions to Australian and international art.
Heide III exterior and sculpture plaza, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: John Gollings
Inge King, Rings of Saturn, 2005-6 Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch
Alex Selenitsch: LIFE/TEXT installation view, 2015 Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: Christian Capurro