Heide at Home

Our doors might be closed but we are very much open online! We will continue to share news and programs, giving you sneak peeks of exhibitions, keeping you informed about the Heide gardens, and providing some creative activities for adults and kids alike.

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Exhibitions at Home

Join senior curator Kendrah Morgan for a tour of the new exhibition Joy Hester: Remember Me.

Art Challenges

Heide at Home Clay Challenge

Take on the Heide at Home Clay Challenge!

Make a vessel of any shape or size in the style of a Heide collection work and enter it into the Heide at Home clay competition.

Find out more

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Heide at Home Drawing Challenge

Draw a portrait of yourself, friend or loved one in the style of one of the Heide circle portraits and enter it into the Heide at Home drawing competition.

This challenge is now closed but you can view all of the outstanding submissions here

Albert Tucker, Self Portrait 1942, pen and ink on paper, 26 x 20 cm, Bequest of John and Sunday Reed 1982, © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia

Creative workshops for kids and families

Albert Tucker: Working with TEXTURE

Albert Tucker (1914–1999) experimented with a variety of materials to build up a sense of depth in his paintings and give the surfaces an earth-like quality.

Follow these instructions to make your own textured artworks.

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Get your hands dirty in a print making workshop inspired by the work of Melinda Harper!

Follow these instructions to make your own patterned paper using stamps cut form easily sourced, household materials.

Melinda Harper, Untitled 2016, watercolour, screenprinted gouache and graphite on paper, 40.5 x 30 cm, Gift of Melinda Harper 2016, © Melinda Harper

Make a sprout Heart Garden

Make a sprout heart garden inspired by Sunday Reed’s heart garden at Heide!

Download the instructions or the extended learning resource for schools and teachers.

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The Art of Poetry for Mother's Day

Celebrate mum by creating a beautiful, heartfelt poem! Inspired by Heide’s collection of concrete poetry, this workshop offers an array of ideas to create a bespoke poetic art work that your mum can treasure forever.

Download the instructions

Sweeney Reed, Rose I 1977, embossed etching, 38 x 38 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, gift of Pamela, Mishka and Danila McIntosh, © Estate of Sweeney Reed

Nature based activities

Gather leaves, twigs and flowers from your garden or local park and use them to create a stunning sculptural piece or a nature collage with a focus on colour, repetitian and pattern.

Sculptural piece instructions and video

Nature Collage instructions and video

Download the Learning Extension Resource for teachers and students.

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Make a Mirka Mora dolls house on your wall

Learn how to combine Mirka Mora's dolls and create your very own dolls house at home.

Download and print the template and watch our fun video tutorial to get started!

Want to continue learning? Download the Learning Extension Resource.

Learn more about Mirka’s work and other amazing artists in the beautifully illustrated picture book Women Artists A-Z. Available to purchase from the Heide Shop.

Mirka Mora dolls house still, © the artist

Construct your own caravan

Learn how to construct your own caravan based on Pont de l'Archevêché by Bob Jenyns!

Download the instructions and either a black and white template (if you want to design your own) or a colour template to get started.

Watch our fun video tutorial to help you along the way.

Kelly at the ...

Where might you spot Ned Kelly today?

Create your own version of Sidney Nolan’s painting Kelly at the Mine from the Heide Collection.

Download and print the template and use the space provided to draw a new background for Australia’s most famous outlaw.

Kelly at the Mall, © the artist