Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Faulconbridge

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Visit Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum to learn about the life and work of a prolific Australian artist who left his mark as a sculptor, writer, cartoonist, and scale modeler. The gallery/museum is a stone cottage sitting on 17 hectares (42 acres) originally purchased by Norman Lindsay in 1913. Several smaller buildings are also incorporated, including the two that Lindsay used as his oil painting and etching studios. Lindsay transformed the property over the years, adding classical colonnades, fountains, walking paths, and sculptures. The oil studio offers a rare insight into the artist’s personal creative space, which has been preserved exactly as it was when he died in 1969. Check online to make sure you don’t miss any special events, festivals, and workshops frequently offered here. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum by using our Faulconbridge trip itinerary planner.
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  • This was my first time here, although my partner has been many times. It was an impressive collection, well curated and well signposted. Unfortunately the weather was not the best so we couldn't... 
    This was my first time here, although my partner has been many times. It was an impressive collection, well curated and well signposted. Unfortunately the weather was not the best so we couldn't...  more »
  • I have been to this gallery twice and I highly recommend that you visit when it is all open and the tours are running. We visited and 2 of the studios are closed due to COVID. They still charge full.....  more
    I have been to this gallery twice and I highly recommend that you visit when it is all open and the tours are running. We visited and 2 of the studios are closed due to COVID. They still charge full.....  more »
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  • Lovely house adorned with a selection of Lindsay’s watercolours (my favourites), oil paintings, etchings, ceramics and miniature ships. You can’t take photos inside. The tour is very informative and made me realise what an amazingly creative individual Lindsay was, who turned his hand to all sorts of arts and crafts, including some of the furniture inside the etching studio. Add the sculptures created in the sprawling garden and you begin to understand why the guide referred to him as a polymath. Perhaps the real revelation for me was the role played by his second wife, Rose. She understood the value of his work and applied entrepreneurial spirit which he implicitly trusted. And she became a master craftsman at etching, converting Lindsay’s plates into paper art form. The museum should however more readily advertise the times of these guided tours so that visits can coincide with the tours as they literally add a lot more colour to the life and art of the Lindsays. Also, if you have young children, there is a small section dedicated to the Magic Pudding but it is not a focus of the exhibition.
  • Content of course is amazing. No parking in grounds and street us not well serviced for parking. Path from gate to front door needs attention.

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