So this weekend we made a spontaneous visit to the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Heidelberg, Melbourne. I’d actually never heard of this museum therefore I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! It was relatively small however surrounded by a huge expanse of parkland so it really felt very secluded, in reality of course we were in the middle of suburbia.
John and Sunday Reed started what is now the Heide museum in 1934 after buying it as a dairy farm. They lived, kept cats and invited artists such as Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker to stay and create wonderful artworks that are on display today.
I loved the contrast of concrete and nature in this photograph – two out of three of the buildings that made up the Heide had this contrast which particularly made it stick out in the terrain.
There were secret pathways leading all over the place!
Hey! I spy me!
Naturally I wasn’t able to take photo’s of the actual exhibition but I do recommend the Heide if you are in the area and want to relax, if it’s a warm day I definitely suggest a picnic in the grounds!
Prices for the exhibitions (Gardens and grounds are free)
Adult: $18 (I think)