Though the grounds and gardens of Heide Museum of Modern Art never technically closed, the public galleries and historical buildings shut their doors in March, suspending all exhibitions pretty much overnight. But now, Heide’s back!
The beloved gallery in Melbourne’s North East will be re-opening on Tuesday, June 30th with five exhibitions. The long-overdue retrospective of one of Australia’s modernist icons, Joy Hester: Remember Me, will be launched alongside the critically acclaimed solo show from contemporary Australian artist, Carolyn Eskdale. As part of her series of site-specific sculptures built especially for Heide Modern, never-before-seen parts of the building will be revealed to the public in connection with Carolyn’s show.
Continuing until March next year in the Albert + Barbara Tucker Gallery is Albert Tucker: Marking the Past, which explores the Heide artist’s connection to the Australian landscape. A new exhibition by contemporary artist Archie Barry combining video art and spoken word poetry will run until October 11th. Archie Barry: Fistimuff will feature a new performance work commissioned specifically for Heide. Visitors can also view many of the best known works from the Heide collection in House of Ideas, exhibited in the Heide Cottage (the original home of John and Sunday Reed!).
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday
With public health regulations still in place, Heide will be operating under new visitor guidelines and altered capacity numbers. Read more here.