Program Calendar

Join one of our public programs and experience the museum in a whole new way! 

 

HEIDE DETECTIVE

FREE

Saturday 5 April 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Solve the cryptic clues, following a map around the exhibitions, gardens and buildings at Heide, to win a prize from the lucky dip.

You can play Architecture Detective, Sculpture Detective, Visual Treasure Hunt Detective and Far Rainbow Detective. Or try all four!

Visit our Kids Activities page to download a trail or collect one at the Heide III Information Desk.

SCARED-OUT-OF-YOUR LIFE DRAWING

CONC/MEMB 25.00 | KIDS 30.00

Thursday 17 April 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get close to nature and sketch a range of living, slithering reptiles. Learn observational drawing techniques and experiment with a variety of media. This is a hands-on experience! You will be introduced to the reptiles’ unique physiology and witness their amazing diversity in a live show with instructor Andrew McKenzie.

Suitable for primary school children, ages 5 to 12.

BYO smock

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Venue Sidney Myer Education Centre

HISTORY TALK: THEY ALSO WROTE

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Thursday 17 April 2014 11:00 AM

Take a literary tour of Heide with volunteer guide Judith Hughes and discover how John and Sunday Reed opened their home to aspiring writers, and supported the creative endeavours of many young artists.

Assemble Heide I

EASTER AT HEIDE

FREE

Saturday 19 April 2014 10:00 AM - Monday 21 April 2014 5:00 PM

Visit Heide this Easter weekend and enjoy a day of family fun.

 

Play Art Detective and discover Emily Floyd's utopian thinking in our latest exhibition 'Far Rainbow'

Follow clues around the sculpture park and discover where the Easter Bunny has hidden his eggs (rumour has it the Easter Bunny may make an appearance)

Make a pop-up Easter chick card (on Sunday 20 April, 11am-3pm only)

Enjoy a picnic in the sculpture park or lunch at Café Vue Heide

Open 10am-5pm Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Tony & Cathy Hancy Sculpture Plaza

HISTORY TALK: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF HEIDE

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Saturday 19 April 2014 2:00 PM

Tour the museum with a volunteer guide and learn about the fascinating 80 year history of Heide; from the early days as the home of John and Sunday Reed, to it's evolution into a museum of modern and contemporary art.

Assemble Heide I

SCULPTURE TOUR

FREE

Sunday 20 April 2014 2:00 PM

Tour the sculpture park with a volunteer guide.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

GARDEN TOUR

FREE

Monday 21 April 2014 2:00 PM

Tour the historic gardens at Heide with a volunteer guide.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

GARDEN TALK: BOTANICAL WORD NERDS

FREE

Wednesday 23 April 2014 11:00 AM

Discover the meaning behind plant names with gardener James Dodd using Botanical Latin to identify plant, flower and leaf characteristics.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

HEIDE ART BUBS: SCULPTURE PARK

ADULT 20.00 | CONC/MEMB 16.00 |

Thursday 24 April 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This monthly program welcomes parents, babies and toddlers for a guided tour of the sculpture park with activity stops to entertain the children followed by a delicious morning tea from Café Vue Heide, crayon drawing and other art activities.

Presented by Spotlight.

Suitable for pre-school children, ages 0 to 5.

Includes museum admission & morning tea.

BYO smock

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

HISTORY TALK: HEIDELBERG SCHOOL & HEIDE ARTISTS' TRAIL

FREE

Thursday 24 April 2014 11:00 AM

Join volunteer guide Gay Cuthbert for a tour through Banksia Park and Heide looking the locations where Louis Buvelot, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Sidney Nolan, Mirka Mora, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman painted well-known works.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

ARCHITECTURE TALK: HEIDE II – A GALLERY TO BE LIVED IN

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Saturday 26 April 2014 2:00 PM

In 1963 the Reeds commissioned David McGlashan of McGlashan & Everist Architects to build a home that had a sense of mystery and romance, and one that would house their art collection—a ‘gallery to be lived in’. Join a volunteer guide and learn about the architectural brief and construction of the iconic building now known as Heide II.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

HISTORY TALK: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF HEIDE

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Wednesday 30 April 2014 2:00 PM

Tour the museum with a volunteer guide and learn about the fascinating 80 year history of Heide; from the early days as the home of John and Sunday Reed, to it's evolution into a museum of modern and contemporary art.

Assemble Heide I

HISTORY TALK: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF HEIDE

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Wednesday 30 April 2014 2:00 PM

Tour the museum with a volunteer guide and learn about the fascinating 80 year history of Heide; from the early days as the home of John and Sunday Reed, to it's evolution into a museum of modern and contemporary art.

Assemble Heide I

MEMBERS ORIENTATION

FREE

Saturday 3 May 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Make the most of your Heide Membership by meeting other members and exploring Heide’s buildings and grounds on this introductory tour. After the tour, you will enjoy a delicious morning tea from Café Vue Heide with your fellow members.

This program is open to new and existing members

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

ART TALK: BEING HUMAN

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Saturday 3 May 2014 2:00 PM

Curator Linda Short discusses the works on display in 'Being Human: The Graphic Work of George Baldessin'.

Venue Heide I

SUNDAY ART CLUB: Poetry, Dream & the Cosmos

CONC/MEMB 25.00 | KIDS 30.00

Sunday 4 May 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Create a theatrical story using collage and typography like those seen in Poetry, Dream & the Cosmos with dramaturge Penelope Bartlau of Barking Spider Visual Theatre.

Suitable for primary school children, ages 5 to 12.

BYO smock, snack & drink

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Venue Sidney Myer Education Centre

ART TALK: PERCHANCE TO DREAM

FREE WITH ADMISSION

Sunday 4 May 2014 2:00 PM

Tour 'Poetry, Dream and the Cosmos' with volunteer guide Judith Hughes, as she responds to the poetic nature of selected works on display.

Venue Heide II

MORNING TEA: YINGABEAL TO BIRRARUNG

ADULT 20.00 | CONC/MEMB 16.00 |

Thursday 8 May 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about the convergence of five songline routes at Yingabeal, the heritage listed scar tree at Heide, with Uncle Bill Nicholson, Wurundjeri elder, Dr Jim Poulter, author and historian and Dugald Noyes, head gardener. The scar is a result of bark being harvested to build a family-sized canoe to travel up and down Birrarung, the Yarra River. Travel along a songline route from Yingabeal to the recently restored indigenous remnant conservation zone listening to stories of the Wurundjeri, followed by a delicious morning tea by Café Vue Heide.

In association with National Trust Heritage Festival, Manningham Heritage Week & Reconciliation Manningham

Includes museum admission & morning tea.

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Follow @HeideMoMA as we live tweet from this event

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

GARDEN TALK: HEIDE KITCHEN GARDENS

FREE

Thursday 8 May 2014 2:00 PM

Sunday Reed's historic Heide I kitchen garden was established in 1936 with an emphasis on cultivating fresh produce, a tradition that continues today. Join a volunteer guide for a tour of the Heide I and Heide II kitchen gardens, examining their history and development over the past 80 years.

Assemble Heide III Information Desk

Jude Walton: Lehte

ADULT 20.00 | CONC/MEMB 16.00 |

Friday 9 May 2014 - Sunday 11 May 2014

Nineteenth-century literary invention from leht (“leaf”)

Estonian female given name

My mother’s name reversed

Albanian lehtë: lightweight, easy

Old English leoht: light (of little weight), light (illumination)

 

Lehte is a site-specific performance incorporating dance, piano and archival film, which responds to the architecture of Heide II. Jude Walton re-imagines this beautiful building as a performance, taking its physical materials and dimensions and transforming them into scores for piano and dancers. The sounds and movements within the empty Heide II are dependent on the building’s unique acoustics and spaces, and what they evoke in the listener-viewer. Walton asks us to consider how architecture can live and breathe, through a sensorial experience of space transmitted through the bodies of dancers and musicians.

Choreographed, directed and produced by Jude Walton in collaboration with the performers Phoebe Robinson, Fiona Bryant and Michelle Ferris

Pianist and composer Kym Dillon

Costume design Jude Walton

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Friday 9 May, 2–3pm, following this performance only, join artistic director Jude Walton for a Q&A

Saturday 10 May, 2–3pm

Saturday 10 May, 4–5pm

Sunday 11 May, 2–3pm

Sunday 11 May, 4–5pm

Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Assemble Heide II

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