Norman Lindsay Gallery

Blue Mountains

Overview

A controversial artist and author in his time, Norman Lindsay’s home in Faulconbridge now serves as a gallery of his many works. His paintings adorn the walls and sculptures can be found in the beautiful garden, including characters from the beloved children’s classic, ‘The Magic Pudding’.

Description

Born in 1879, artist, cartoonist and writer Norman Lindsay came to live in the Blue Mountains with his wife Rose in 1901, working for the Bulletin in an association that lasted almost to his death. His first novel was published in 1913, and by the 1920s he was proficient and prolific in pen and ink drawing, etching, woodcuts, watercolours and sculpture. Lindsay lived a Bohemian lifestyle and Arcadian pantheism features heavily in his controversial work. The stone cottage – built by Francis Foy from 1898 to 1913 – sits on 17 hectares of gardens and bushland and is now owned by the National Trust and is heritage listed. Changing exhibitions ensure that no two visits to the gallery are the same. Guided tours are included with the entry fee, and offer exclusive access to Lindsay’s painting and etching studios as well as his renowned Magic Pudding characters. Offered every hour, hear stories of Lindsay’s life and career from personable and knowledgeable volunteer guides. The Norman Lindsay Gallery is a venue for special events, art workshops and weddings.

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