Heidelberg School Sites


This file is based on teacher tours of relevant locations lead over the years by Max Darby.



The Dandenong Ranges from Mount Eagle – found in the distance in many of the Heidelberg paintings.



This site is currently being developed and will provide the location of many of the sites, locations and addresses (where possible)  where Australian artists of The Heidelberg School produced many of their best-known Impressionist interpretations of the Australian bush countryside. It will include the locations of works made at the artist camp at Box Hill, The Heidelberg area including Eaglemont, Nillumbik (including Eltham, Diamond Creek and Research), The Dandenong Ranges, Templestowe and Warrandyte, and works made in the bayside suburbs of Mentone, Sandringham, Black Rock and Rickett’s Point.

Cross-reference needs to be made to the file on this website titled The Heidelber School – History.

One of many websites that address the Artist Trails is Heidelberg and provide a map is –

The gallery of photos below will take a minute to download and than can be accessed by clicking onto the arrows on each side of the main frame to progress or to return to earlier photos.

In the Manningham and Bayside locations there are information boards, many included here, that provide information about artworks that were produced at those spots.

Mannigham City Council can provide a printed brochure and map of locations around Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont and Templestowe.

Bayside CIty Council can provide information about locations along the foreshore at Mentone, Black Rock, Sandringham and Beaumaris.

Attempts are being made to locate similar sites where some of the artists worked around Sydney Harbour such as Mosman, Coogee and some of the Coastal suburbs, as well as along the Hawkesbury River (if anyone  knows of such locations it would be great to share these with other teachers – please let me know and I’ll visit the sites and take some photos.

Tours for teachers and students can be conducted should you wish to use that opportunity. They can combine both an Historical and Practical component if desired. My contact details can be found on the Home Page under Contact Max.

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