Brett Whiteley Studio anniversary
Come help us celebrate 20 years
In 1985, Brett Whiteley bought the site at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, where he worked and lived until his death in 1992. In February 1995, it was opened as a public museum, now managed by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Join Wendy Whiteley as we celebrate two decades of the Brett Whiteley Studio. As well as viewing the current exhibition Alchemy-pop, visitors can learn more about the Studio and Brett’s life and work.
Highlights of the day’s program:
Barry Pearce, emeritus curator of Australian art, Art Gallery of NSW, discusses the notion of studios and their importance to artists
Stuart Purves, director of Australian Galleries, talks about his friendship with Whiteley
Wendy Whiteley in discussion with Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art, Art Gallery of NSW
Publisher and writer Lou Klepac talks about the importance of drawing in Whiteley’s artistic practice
Book signing with Lou Klepac and Wendy Whiteley of the recent publication Brett Whiteley: drawings – also available in the Gallery Shop
Artist Ben Quilty, former winner of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, discusses one of the country’s most esteemed annual prizes for young painters