As the inaugural director of Heide Park and Art Gallery, I knew Sunday and John Reed along with many of the artists who are now collectively called the Heide Circle. Sunday and John had lived at Heide for almost fifty years when we started the task of turning Heide II, the property and house they had sold to the State of Victoria, into a public museum.
Meeting with them both at Heide I, I witnessed not only their passion for the arts in Australia but also the great love they had for each other. I do not see the Sunday that I knew and so admired in the sensationalised accounts of her life that have emerged since her death, and it has saddened me greatly to see her legacy reduced to monotonal imaginings.
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