Designed for student preparation & follow-up, these resources support studies in VCE Art and Studio Arts Study Designs.

Inside the Museum

Inside the Museum: Art Industry Contexts.

VCE Studio Arts Unit 4, Outcome 3

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Storage Facility, Photograph: Fred Kroh 2011

Carolyn Eskdale: Memory Horizon

In Memory Horizon Carolyn Eskdale presents new work that responds to the modernist architecture of Heide Modern—formerly a domestic house commissioned by Heide founders John and Sunday Reed as ‘a gallery to be lived in’—and that activates the house as its own cast object. After spending time ‘inhabiting’ the building and making ephemeral installations in each of its seven rooms, Eskdale has developed a sculptural language of motifs and forms specific to its character and history.

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Installation view, Carolyn Eskdale: Memory Horizon, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: CHristian Capurro


While living in Italy in the 1950s Albert Tucker embarked on a new chapter in his artistic practice. Inspired by early Christian and Renaissance art, he painted biblical narratives about resurrection, rebirth and overcoming adversity. It was a time of self-discovery that led him to explore the Australian landscape from a new perspective, relating the fissures of the outback to the idea of physical and emotional scars.

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Albert Tucker, Mourning Disciples 1955, oil on composition board, 78.5 x 127 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Donated through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program by Barbara Tucker 2015, © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation, courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

Shannon Lyons: Dark Kitchen

Shannon Lyons is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the complex relationships that exist between art and its context. Her works take the form of installations, sculptures, gestures and interventions that critically examine the sites where they are made or exhibited.

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Installation view, Shannon Lyons: Dark Kitchen, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: Christian Capurro

An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics

An Idea Needing to Be Made is an exhibition centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.

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Video Resource: Artist Kate Malone talks about her practice

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Simone Fraser, Landscrapes Series 2019, dry glaze, mid fired ceramic, 60 x 40 cm diam, Courtesy of the artist and Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, photograph: Greg Piper

Apocalyptic Horse

Apocalyptic Horse is an exhibition exploring psychology, the body and the landscape—and the theatre that ties them together—through the artistic practice of Albert Tucker.

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Albert Tucker, Apocalyptic Horse 1956, oil on hardboard, 62 x 81 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purchased 1982, Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia, © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation

Mirka for Melbourne

Mirka for Melbourne recreates the colourful ambience of the artist’s home and studio, and acknowledges her remarkable contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

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Isadora Vaughan: Gaia not the Goddess

For her installation at Heide, Isadora Vaughan reconsiders the basic properties of materials and their capacity to suggest meaning beyond themselves—poetic, political, organic or otherwise

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Installation view, Isadora Vaughan: Gaia not the Goddess, Photograph: Christian Capurro

O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

Making Modernism brings together for the first time the iconic art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of America's most significant painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Petunia No. 2 1924, oil on canvas, 91.4 x 76.2 cm, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation and Gerald, and Kathleen Peters, © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Sitelines: Natasha Johns Messenger

This exhibition includes new installations, photographs and light-works by Natasha Johns-Messenger, an artist from Melbourne now based in New York, whose art explores the gap between knowledge and perception.

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Sitelines: Natasha Johns-Messenger 2016, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Photograph: Christian Capurro