Sunday's Garden

Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan
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Sunday's Garden

Published

2 September 2013

ISBN

9780522864076

Weight

780g

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Miegunyah Press

Sunday's Garden

Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan
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.
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.
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.

Lesley Harding

Lesley Harding

Lesley Harding is Artistic Director at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has written a number of books on Australian art and social history, including Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art (2016), and Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed (2015) with Kendrah Morgan, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction. Lesley and Kendrah’s most recent book, Mirka and Georges: A Culinary Affair (2018), explores the lives…

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Kendrah Morgan

Kendrah Morgan

Kendrah Morgan is Senior Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has co-authored four books about aspects of Heide history with Lesley Harding, including Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed (2015), which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction. Kendrah and Lesley’s most recent book, Mirka and Georges: A Culinary Affair (2018), explores the lives of two central and beloved figures in the cultural and culinary life…

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