Posts made in July, 2014

Ern Malley: The Hoax and Beyond

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Heide, Malley, Nolan | 1 comment

Ern Malley:  The Hoax and Beyond

  Ern Malley first visited Heide in the late spring of 1943. He returned 66 years later in July 2009 to read his poems during an exhibition which examined the genesis, reception and repercussions of the hoax through a range of art works and archival material. The exhibition included a selection of remarkable images by Sidney Nolan, Douglas Robert’s satirical portrayal of Max Harris’ trial, facsimiles of surrealist collages by hoaxer Harold Stewart and works by contemporary...

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“Absolutely Modern” – Absolute Must

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Heide, Nolan | 1 comment

“Absolutely Modern” – Absolute Must

Based on the story of 1940s Heide, Philippe Mora’s recent film “Absolutely Modern” tells of Modernism, the female muse and the role of sexuality in Art. “We know that certain minds can create an order in the chaos of appearances which other minds can contemplate with delight.  We know that certain eyes can see in nature shapes and colours to which our eyes were blind”.  So wrote Sir Kenneth Clark in his 1945 essay Art and Democracy just before he vacated his directorship...

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