Two of the most important art benefactors in Australian history, John and Sunday Reed bought the sprawling, 15-acre Heidelberg property in 1934, where they nurtured and exhibited some of Australia’s finest artistic talent. Fast-forward to the present, and the Heide MOMA retains its historical significance, whilst continuing to champion modern works and ideas.
One of the major shows of this year opening in June, ‘Grant and Mary Featherston: Design for Life’, explores the life and career of the trailblazing Australian designers.
Establishing Featherston Design in 1965, the couple were unapologetic idealists with a shared vision of design for life and social responsibility, believing that design should benefit all. Charting Grant’s journey from country boy to becoming one of this country’s most significant modernist designers, the exhibition tracks his rise to celebrity status in the 1950s, and his influence over the imagination of ordinary Australians in the desire to be modern.
The full 2018 program includes major shows from the much-loved Mirka Mora and notable American photographer Diane Arbus, as well as new exhibitions from Lotti Consalvo, Danica Chappell, Dana Harris, and many more!
For further information on the 2018 exhibition lineup keep your eyes on heide.com.au.