The beloved Heide Museum of Modern Art will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2021, and it's lined up a special program in celebration. The gallery will host a diverse scape of exhibitions with a particular focus on female artists, and see the opening of the anticipated Healing Garden - A place for relaxation and rejuvenation inspired by Heide founder Sunday Reed’s profound love for her garden and designed by the award-winning landscape architects Openwork, in collaboration with the Heide gardening team - within the Heide grounds.
The 2021 program is slated to feature works of prolific female artists with works from Australian sculptor Margel Hinder in collaboration with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian premiere of an award-winning video installation by Polish artist Agnieszka Polska, and the first career survey exhibition by contemporary artist and RUSSH favourite, Stanislava Pinchuk. Heide will also host the first Australian museum exhibition of celebrated British artist Bruce Munro, a major retrospective of renowned Australian modernist Sidney Nolan, and important surveys of respected Australian artists Robert Owen and Margel Hinder.
“It is exciting to present the 2021 program, which both celebrates the past 40 years and looks ahead to a bright future for Heide. We have planned a range of thoughtful, poetic and inspiring exhibitions that showcase the work of leading Australian and international artists, including the first significant retrospective of Australia’s ground-breaking modernist sculptor, Margel Hinder, and a career-long survey of respected Australian artist Robert Owen. We also look forward to inviting the public to enjoy our inaugural summer festival, and the newly designed Healing Garden—a soothing place for sensory experiences with programs for communities with a diversity of needs.” Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art said in a press release.
We're looking forward to the opening of the Victorian border soon so that we can experience the 2021 program ourselves. Due to COVID restrictions, Heide Museum of Modern Art is currently closed to the public but has plans to reopen in the new year for all to come.