SIDNEY NOLAN SEARCH FOR PARADISE

Date: 
30 October 2021 13 February 2022
Location: 
Heide Galleries
Curator/s: 
Kendrah Morgan

One of Australia’s leading artists of the twentieth century, Sidney Nolan is synonymous with Heide, which for him was a Garden of Eden that he later saw as a season in hell. Nolan’s creativity was fueled by a life-long fascination with the elusive notion of paradise and the consequences of its loss. From his nostalgia for St Kilda, his childhood heaven, to his explorations of the Australian landscape and restless travels abroad, Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise examines one of the artist’s deepest impulses and the journey of self-discovery it engendered.

Bathers 1943, ripolin enamel on canvas, 62.9 x 75.5 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, © Sidney Nolan Trust