Heide Museum of Modern Art, or Heide as it is affectionately known, began life in 1934 as the Melbourne home of art patrons John and Sunday Reed, and has since evolved into one of Australia’s most unique destinations for modern and contemporary art. The Reeds promoted and encouraged successive generations of artists, including Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman – some of Australia’s most famous painters. Today at Heide, the Reeds’ legacy is honoured with a variety of changing exhibitions that draw on the museum’s modernist history and it founders’ philosophy of supporting innovative contemporary art.
Located just 20 minutes from the city, Heide boasts 16 acres of beautiful parkland, five exhibition spaces housed in buildings of architectural significance, two historic kitchen gardens, a sculpture park and the Heide Store. Café Heide serves coffee, breakfast and a delicious lunchtime menu that focuses on seasonal produce grown in the kitchen garden.
Learn more about the works on display and Heide’s fascinating history by joining a daily tour. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
Tel: +61 3 9850 1500
Images courtesy of Heide Museum of Modern Art