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A significant part of the Heide Collection was assembled over five decades by its founders, John and Sunday Reed. Throughout their lives, the Reeds supported and promoted contemporary painters and sculptors who developed new ways of creating and thinking about art. Many of these artists are now regarded as central figures in the evolution of Australian modernism. Currently, 3,000+ records are online.


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