Heide Museum of Modern Art is proud to announce highlights from its 2021 program, celebrating the museum's 40th anniversary with a diverse range of exhibitions including 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. 2021 will also see the opening of a much-anticipated Healing Garden within the Heide grounds.
Next year's program builds on the museum's longstanding commitment to support and present the work of women artists with a significant retrospective of 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 Stanislava Pinchuk. Heide will also stage the first survey in twenty years of eminent Australian artist Robert Owen and a major Sidney Nolan exhibition at the end of the year to mark the museum's 40th anniversary on 12 November.
In addition to the exhibition program, Heide with the support of the Shine On Foundation will open the much anticipated new Healing Garden in 2021. 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, the Healing Garden draws on the curative qualities of plants and the natural environment to provide a place for relaxation, joy, and rejuvenation for all visitors, but particularly for vulnerable communities. A public opening is slated for early 2021 once work is completed.
Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art said: "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."
See full program details for current exhibitions including Joy Hester: Remember Me, Carolyn Eskdale: Memory Horizon and Archie Barry: Fistimuff which are all on display until March 2021 at the following link: https://www.heide.com.au/whats-on/exhibitions/now-showing