Sunday's Kitchen

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Spotlighting a passionate cook and gardener, this biographical account explores the home of Sunday Reed and her husband John, emphasizing the importance of homegrown produce, seasonal cooking, and a communal table. Showcasing the Reeds as two of Australia’s most significant art benefactors, the book also highlights the couple’s 15-acre property, which they settled on in 1935 and eventually transformed from a run-down dairy farm into a fertile creative space for artists such as Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, and Charles Blackman. Richly illustrated with art, several previously unpublished photographs, and exquisite recipes from Sunday’s personal collection, this is a behind-the-scenes look at a compelling and complex locale.


Lesley Harding is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former senior curator at the Victorian Arts Center Trust, inaugural curator at the National Art School in Sydney, and the coauthor of Cubism & Australian Art. Kendrah Morgan is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former assistant curator of New Zealand and international art at the Auckland Art Gallery and a lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland. Stephanie Alexander founded the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that brings experienced-based kitchen garden programs to Australian primary schools. She is the author of Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion and The Cook's Companion.


"Sunday style shines from past art haven."  —Canberra Times

"A fascinating look at honest elegance."  —West Australian