SIDNEY NOLAN SEARCH FOR PARADISE

Date: 
19 February 13 June 2022
Location: 
Heide Galleries
Curator/s: 
Kendrah Morgan and Nancy Underhill
Admission: 
Included with museum admission
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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 fuelled 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.

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly: ‘Nobody knows anything about my case but myself’ 1945, enamel on cardboard, 63 x 75 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Museum of Modern Art at Heide and the Heide Circle of Donors 1998, © Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2022
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