Heide history: collection artists and sculpture park

Explore the Heide story, Collection and artists with these learning resources that prompt reflective questions and suggest follow-up tasks for further classroom discussion.

Making Heide History

This resource encourages students to engage with the history and development of Heide, from its origins as a private home to the public museum that welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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Sunday and John Reed 1958

Heide Keepsake

This resource encourages students to consider the relationship between the artists and the audience and includes a video component and activities.

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Les Kossatz, Sweeney's Keepsake 1987, painted steel, 110 x 450 x 200 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Gift of the artist 1987, © Estate of Les Kossatz

Mirka Mora

Mirka’s art is characterised by a sensuous, colourful naïve style and an idiosyncratic iconography of recurring motifs that include angels, children, birds, fantastical beasts and lovers.

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Mirka Mora, Mother and Child on Bird 1970, pastol and charcoal on paper, 73 x 52 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Willam Mora Galleries, Melbourne

Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan is well known for his iconic depictions of the saga of notorious nineteenth century outlaw Ned Kelly.

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Sidney Nolan, Kelly at the Mine 1946-47, enamel on composition board, 90 x 121.3 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Purchased from John and Sunday Reed 1980

Albert Tucker

Albert Tucker is known as one of Australia’s foremost artists and as a key figure in the development of Australian modernism in Melbourne.

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Albert Tucker, London Bus 1957, oil on composition board, 122 x 92 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, © Estate of Barbara Tucker

Danila Vassilieff

This education kit comprises information and tasks which introduce students to the work of artist Danila Vassilieff.

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Danila Vassilieff, Fitzroy Life 1938, oil on canvas, 48 x 61.1 cm

Funfair High

Fun Fair High comprises video and activity resources. The resources engage you in considering how art transforms our 'looking' by making the ordinary appear extraordinary.

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Callum Morton, Ghost Train, Bulleen 2011, digital print on archival paper94.5 x 132.5 cm, 94.5 x 132.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Abstracting the Environment

The basic premise of this workshop is an easy approach to abstraction, using view and scale.

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Peter D Cole, Red Hill, Black Hill, Green Hill 2006, steel, stainless steel, synthetic polymer paint, 150 x 270 x 600 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Commissioned through the Heide Foundation 2006 in memory of Ken Fletcher, Chairman of Heide Museum of Modern Art 1998-2002, Courtesy of the artist

I Spy with my Heide Eye

This education resource is a journey of discovery around Heide with activities to complete along the way.

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Anish Kapoor, In the Presence of Form II 1993, portland stone, 110 x 174 x 170 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Purchased through the Georges Mora Foundation with funds donated by the Victor Smorgon Charitable Trust 1993 Courtesy of the artist

Sculpture Park Discovery

Discovering art in outdoor spaces.

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Dennis Oppenheim, Basket and Wave (From Dreams and Nightmares) 1984, synthetic polymer paint on steel, concrete, 792 x 488 x 549 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dennis Oppenheim and Diana Gibson 1985, Courtesy of the artist