Making History: Charles Blackman - Art Collector

Charles Blackman Self Portrait 1956enamel on litho paper on hardboard 96.5 x 133.5 cm Heide Museum of Modern Art Purchased from John and Sunday Reed 1980 © Charles Blackman

A central figure in both Australian art and Heide history, Charles Blackman is renowned for his poetic and inventive imagery. As a young painter in the early 1950s he gained the support of John and Sunday Reed, who soon became major collectors of his work. This exhibition traces Blackman’s creative evolution through some of his signature themes and motifs, from the adventures of Alice in Wonderland and the amusing antics of cats to the realms of loneliness, childhood and the feminine psyche. As well as paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the Heide collection, the display showcases original archival material donated by the artist in 2013.

Exhibition opens: 12 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 21 May 2017
Location: Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Contact: 03 9850 1500
Email: info@heide.com.au
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