Artist, cartoonist and novelist Norman Lindsay lived at the stone cottage in Faulconbridge for most of his life and it’s been converted into a gallery showcasing his art. Beloved as the creator of The Magic Pudding, Lindsay liked him the ladies – his paintings, drawings, etchings and sculptures mostly feature nude, buxom beauties with solid posteriors (for his much of his life he loudly defended the rights of the artist to portray the nude female form. Well, he would wouldn’t he?).
The works, mostly depicting classical scenes, are often garish and overblown but there’s no doubting the power of Lindsay’s imaginative vision. Whether the art is to your taste or not the gallery is a marvel, containing many relics of Lindsay’s life, a courtyard featuring moulded siren figures, fountains, and an etching studio. Used as a the main location in the 1993 movie Sirens, the house is an intriguing insight into the life and work of an extraordinary Australian and a Blue Mountains must-see. A café is on the premises.
|Venue name:||Norman Lindsay Gallery||Contact:|
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-4pm (closed Christmas Day)|