Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Creative types

Kat Mcleod tea set
I've mentioned Heide before.  The full title is Heide Museum of Modern Art and it is one of my favourite places in the north east.  I grew up in Bulleen and have been going there for many years now.  Heide has also evolved through the years with new gallery spaces, a great retail shop (check out my Kat Mcleod tea set pictured right) and Shannon Bennett's Cafe Vue.  It is one of best things about living around here and has also featured in local band Little Red's 'Coca Cola' film clip.

I've had a number of picnics in the park at Heide (you can pick up $15 picnic boxes from Cafe Vue) and also had lunch at the cafe which has an outdoor courtyard if you have kids.  They also hold children's activities during the school holidays.

There are a number of other museums and galleries around the place including the La Trobe University Museum of Modern Art (LUMA) and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in Bundoora and the Manningham Gallery in Doncaster which holds the Victorian Ceramic Art Award.  In Eltham, you'll find Montsalvat and the newly opened Light Factory Gallery.

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