The Return of The Dutch Master – Christmas Special

As a special Christmas treat, the recently restored and globally recognised Still Life Dutch Master returns to one of the oldest buildings in the Blue Mountains for one day only.

The Woodford academy invites ticket holders to view the outstanding 17th century Still Life painted by Gerrit Willemsz Heda. This is an opportunity to view this recently authenticated and conserved painting originating from the collection of Woodford Academy.

Heda is the son of the famous Dutch 17th Century master painter Willemz Claesz Heda. He painted in the style of his father, but his career was brief. Their signatures are very similar, and the son’s works were often attributed to his father until 1945.

If you missed seeing this painting when it was first revealed in May this is your chance to view this amazing historic artwork, returned to one of the Blue Mountain’s most historic buildings for one day only.

On your visit you will also be able to view other art from the collection, and visit the historic school rooms, bake house and outbuildings.

The Woodford Academy café will also be open and serving delicious refreshments.



Images (L-R): Still Life in Woodford Academy before restorations; Restoration by International Conservation Services; Still Life post restoration


Event details

Still Life will be on display at Woodford Academy for one day only, with sessions running from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 10 December 2022.

Parking is available on Vale Road, accessed via Woodford Avenue from either direction of the Great Western Hwy.


How to book your tickets

Tickets: National Trust member $10, adults $15, family $25, concession $8, children under 5 free.

Book via Eventbrite, where possible, to guarantee a spot.

Plan your Visit

Woodford Academy


90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford 2778 NSW
(parking available on Vale Rd, accessed via Woodford Ave from either direction of the Great Western Hwy)

(02) 9258 0123
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