The Albert and Barbara Tucker Gallery 2021 Program
The Albert and Barbara Tucker Gift to Heide, formalised in 2005, acknowledges the role that Heide founders John and Sunday Reed played in Albert Tucker’s career. The Heide years were for Tucker a period of great personal development and artistic growth – a place where a life in art was made possible. Along with paintings and drawings by Tucker dating from 1938 to 1995, the Tucker Gift includes works by his colleagues Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Danila Vassilieff and Yosl Bergner. These works of art are accompanied by a substantial visual and literary archive that continues to be essential to the generation of new scholarship on the art of Albert Tucker. Works from the Gift and the accompanying long-term loan are exhibited each year in the purpose-built gallery at Heide, opened in 2006. The Albert and Barbara Tucker Gallery program in 2021 will include two new exhibitions which not only provide unique perspectives on themes and techniques in Tucker’s work, but also give voice to an emerging curator and an artist curator who will each bring different perspectives to the program. Each exhibition will be accompanied by an online catalogue, and the exhibition themes and content will feature in a range of public and education programs for visitors and school groups to explore.