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Brett Whiteley Studio

About the Studio

Sydney’s best kept secret

The Brett Whiteley Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist, Brett Whiteley (1939–92).

The artist bought the former warehouse in 1985 and converted it into a studio and exhibition space. He lived there from 1987 to 1992, the year he died in Thirroul.

The visitor is offered the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the space – the studio with his unfinished paintings, art equipment and collections of reference books, and the graffiti wall covered with quotes and images.

The living area has memorabilia such as photographs, objects, postcards, furniture, his music collection and sketchbooks. The gallery has changing exhibitions of the artist’s works: paintings, drawings, sculpture and graphics borrowed from the Whiteley Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales and private collections.

There is a small gallery shop with postcards, posters and other merchandise for sale. There is no cafe at the Studio, however visitors are welcome to return on the day after visiting the numerous cafes and restaurants close by.

See also: Hiring the Brett Whiteley Studio

J.P. Morgan

Opening hours

General public

In 2019: Friday-Sunday
In 2020: Thursday-Sunday
Free admission made possible
by J.P. Morgan

Education groups

In 2019: Wednesday, Thursday
In 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday
Charges apply
Bookings required

Studio closed

Due to building works
16 March – 21 May 2020
Reopens Friday 22 May