Monday, June 20
Search for Paradise
by Kendrah Morgan
One of Australia's leading artists of the twentieth century, Sidney Nolan had a lifelong fascination with the elusive notion of paradise and the consequences of its loss. This lecture examines the theme of paradise in Nolan's art, beginning with his conception of heide, where he lived with art patrons John and Sunday Reed in the 1940s. The journey through his art includes his paintings of the Australian landscape and its mythic figures, haunting images of his restless travels, the toxic tropical jungle of the Paradise Garden series, and a selection of telling self-portraits..
Kendrah Morgan is Senior Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, where she joined the staff in 2003. She began her curatorial career at Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand, after previous roles in the commercial gallery sector and as a lecturer in art and design history. Kendrah has extensive experience curating more than forty exhibitions and has co-authored a number of highly recognised books on aspects of Heide history including John and Sudnay Reed.
HELP SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF ART
Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes the first pick. The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.