Lesley Harding joined Heide Museum of Modern Art as curator in 2005. She has held curatorial positions at the Arts Centre, Melbourne and National Art School, Sydney, and regularly publishes and lectures on modernist and contemporary Australian art. Her work has appeared in Art and Australia, Art Monthly Australia, Artlink and Meanjin, and in 2009 she co-authored Cubism & Australian Art with Sue Cramer, for the Miegunyah Press imprint of Melbourne University Publishing.
Lesley has co-authored two books about Heide history: Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide (2010) and Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide (2012), both published by Melbourne University Publishing in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art and the State Library of Victoria.
Lesley’s current curatorial projects include an Aleks Danko survey for Heide and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and an exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith to tour Australia and the United States in 2016–17.