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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

I had not previously heard of Norman Lindsay. I didn't grow up loving the Magic Pudding nor was I scandalized by his career painting women wearing fierce expressions and very little else. However upon visiting his former home and studio turned into a gallery and gardens I was astonished by not only his prodigious talent but by the sheer number of mediums he mastered. I was most taken with his paintings but there were also drawings, sculptures, etchings, photographs, and interestingly wooden replicas of ships painstakingly assembled on display. Yep, this very complicated and driven artist built very delicate fiddling labor intensive ships with little crews to relax. There was also quite a good bit of information about the artist and his muse and second wife Rose on display as well, which was great as I came in knowing nothing. I took a free tour of his studio and their printing workshop and the volunteers were amazing! Very knowledgeable and helpful and certainly passionate about the subject matter. It's not often you get to engage with an artist on a level beyond his work in a gallery space and learn about the person behind that work as well. I walked away with a sense of who Norman Lindsay was as a person in space as well as having viewed his art. Excellent gallery! Perhaps not for tiny kids though, there is nudity and people are easily shocked these days. Also, a kookaburra landed on a statues head. Very quintessential Australia that.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Victoria V
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Friendly staff at Gallery & great accommodation in lovely peaceful quiet secluded surroundings & great Cafe - food awesome!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

We did a guided tour of the studio and grounds, which was very worthwhile. The tour guide was very knowledgable not only about Lindsay and his family, but also about Lindsay's art practice. Wonderful stories. Great studio, house and grounds. It's amazing to see his brushes and paints still all set out! Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

On the way to the Blue Mountains a stopover at the Gallery after a number of years absence was a real treat. Norman Lindsay had tremendous talent as a self taught artist, sculptor, cartoonist and children's story teller. It was a pleasure to again visit the artist's home which has been turned into a gallery and museum. Entrance to the Gallery is $15-$17 or free if you are a member of the National Trust. The fee included a guided tour which was very informative and visited his studio, largely left as it was when he worked there and his etching studio with the still functioning printing press. His work was controversial in his day but his talent to depict the human form across a number of mediums shines through and has been rightly recognised.

The grounds are expansive and picnicers are welcomed. A number of his sculptures and fountains are on display as well as the remains of a large swimming pool a short walk along a bush track. You can easily imagine the carefree and bohemian lifestyle that occupants and visitors of the property enjoyed in its heyday last century.

A very nice cafe is also on the site.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ross D
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Five friends : We had a lovely day here, started with a brunch in the delightful cozy cafe with the sun streaming through the trees. Still some autumn colours! Beautiful grounds dotted with his sculptures. Great museum house and displays of his artwork. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and especially the free guided tour by a volunteer, who took us to his art painting studio and his print studio. She was excellent in her knowledge of NL and so passionate a raconteur! Thank you so much to the volunteer lady in a green top on Thursday 18/7/19!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carol N
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