Despite my best intentions, I have failed to keep up with Blogtoberfest!
I thought I would share my final portfolio from my Photography elective.
The Heide Museum of Modern Art
Is just down the road from me, and was the perfect subject to explore.
With a solid history, weaving the past and present into a marvelous feast of the senses, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent exploring this beautiful space in pictures.
Significant in its contribution to the history of Australian Art and Culture, the legacy of ‘Heide’, the home of John and Sunday Reed lives on.
The extensive property resides as an oasis within suburbia. The old painting shack; the original weather board house, where Sidney Nolan famously painted his Ned Kelly series on the dining room table; gardens; the home commissioned during the 1960’s which the Reed’s occupied till the 1980’s; and the subsequent renovation and extension have seen Heide grow and expand on Sunday’s vision. While not producing artwork herself, the gardens display her vision for Heide and it is this I have sought to explore.
These images convey the living, ever changing landscape which is Heide. From the spring blooms, to new leaf growth; fruit trees, herbs and secret garden escapes; structured garden beds and sculpture; there is always something new to see, feel, smell and touch. Moving through Heide is not only visual, but sensual, and I have portrayed textures such as the grasses shimmering in the wind to highlight this.
This project has allowed me to explore and capture, through my eyes the form, colour, contrasts, textures, and moods of ‘Heide’. Blessed with a day of bright, full sun, the colours are rich and bold, creating warmth. Aware of over exposure in these conditions I am pleased with the results.
This project has renewed my love for ‘Heide’ and I will be visiting a lot more in the future, to share it with my children. I imagine, exactly as Sunday dreamt.