Modern love: The lives of John and Sunday Reed

Authors: Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan
Price: $45
Publisher: Miegunyah Press in association with Heide Museum of Modern Art and State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide. Finally, the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told in this intimate biography.

Part romance, part tragedy, Modern love explores the lives of John and Sunday Reed, champions of successive generations of Australian artists and writers, detailing their artistic endeavours and passionate personal entanglements.

It is a story of rebellion against their privileged backgrounds and of a bohemian existence marked by extraordinary achievements, intense heartbreak and enduring love. John and Sunday's was a remarkable partnership that affected all those who crossed the threshold into Heide and which altered the course of art in Australia.

About the authors

Authors Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan are curators at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. They also co-wrote Sunday’s kitchen and Sunday’s garden.

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