“Between Friends, Margaret Coen and Norman Lindsay: Letters and Art”
A special exhibition focusing on the friendship between artists Margaret Coen and Norman Lindsay. Featuring the beautiful paintings of Margaret Coen and a sampling of letters between her and Lindsay on loan from the SLNSW, which can be regarded as an extended conversation between friends.
Visit the former home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay. Now a gallery, the sandstone cottage displays the artist’s watercolours, etchings, ship models and Magic Pudding characters, as well as special changing exhibitions. Landscaped grounds are dotted with Lindsay’s sculptures and two artist’s studios are located in the grounds. Enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea or lunch at the on-site cafe in an idyllic bushland setting.
Included with normal admission is the new exhibition ‘Between Friends, Margaret Coen and Norman Lindsay: Letters and Art’ featuring a large number of privately owned watercolours and oils by Margaret Coen, along with letters between the two artists, who were initially lovers and then close friends for almost forty years. Although selected from an extensive correspondence held in the Mitchell Library, for their individual subject matter and not forming a sequence, the letters can never-the-less be regarded as an extended conversation between friends.
After you’ve viewed the exhibition visitors are welcome to explore the sprawling gardens that wrap around the house museum or why not make the most of being in the stunning Blue Mountains area and find a local walking track to wander enjoy the rugged landscape.