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Lots of people think Sir Sidney Nolan (1917–92) is the nation's most important artist. They're right. He is.

Nolan, largely self-taught, was a relentless, almost obsessive explorer of his chosen themes—from the bushranger Ned Kelly to classical antiquity, from Gallipoli to indigenous initiation rites. He was a leading figure in the ‘Angry Penguins’ circle in Melbourne, based in the artistic and personal hothouse at ‘Heide’—the home of patrons John and Sunday Reed (unrelated: read about the naming of Sunday, David and Kirsha’s daughter, over on the blog). Mona is full of Nolans. Come and see them.


  • King-size bed with great sheets
  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant
  • Priority access to the museum (when it's open)
  • Complimentary Moorilla winery tasting
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer (for purchase)
  • TVs all over the place
  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool
  • The usual trimmings: safe, phone, Wi-Fi, big fluffy bathrobes, daily housekeeping, incredible views, etc., etc.