Sunday's Kitchen and Sunday's Garden are available again
Take a trip to Heide with these two gorgeous volumes
Two of our most loved and celebrated books have just been reprinted and are now back in-stock.
Sunday's Kitchen and Sunday's Garden are both beautiful and highly-illustrated books that tell the story of two significant places and spaces at Heide, the home of Australia's famous art patrons John and Sunday Reed.
Heide curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan – who wrote Modern Love, the bestselling double biography of John and Sunday Reed – first teamed up to publish these two books.
Here are more details about each title.
Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. Sunday's Kitchen tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of Australia's most significant art benefactors.
Settling on the fifteen-acre property in 1935, the Reeds transformed it from a run-down dairy farm into a fertile creative space for artists such as Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman.
Richly illustrated with art, photographs-many previously unpublished-and recipes from Sunday's personal collection, Sunday's Kitchen recreates Heide's compelling and complex story.
When Sunday and John Reed purchased Heide, now the site of Heide Museum of Modern Art, it was a neglected former dairy farm. At the end of their lives, it was unique among Melbourne's parklands, densely forested with exotic and native flora, with a stunningly beautiful cottage-style kitchen garden the jewel in its crown—in all, an extraordinary aesthetic accomplishment, the result of fifty years of vision, dedication and sheer hard work. The Reeds moulded Heide into a personal Eden, connecting art with nature and creating a nourishing environment for the artists they championed—Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Charles Blackman and Mirka Mora among them.
Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators and the makers of its myths.
We highly recommend a visit to the Heide Museum of Modern Art in the north-east of Melbourne. Current exhibitions include Making History: The Boyd Family, Albert Tucker and Fred Williams: The Springbrook Landscapes and Sidney Nolan Centenary: Focus Display.