In conversation: Barry Pearce
Emeritus curator Barry Pearce in conversation with Alec George
Hear from Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator, Art Gallery of NSW, in conversation with Alec George, Coordinator, Brett Whiteley Studio, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Studio’s public opening.
Barry Pearce was instrumental in the first major retrospective exhibition of Brett Whiteley’s work Brett Whiteley: the retrospective in 1995 and wrote the accompanying text Brett Whiteley: Art & Life. He oversaw the Brett Whiteley Studio in its development as a public museum and gallery and curated several exhibitions of Whiteley’s work there.
Together they discuss the history of the Brett Whiteley Studio- how it came to be, what it was like then, and what it has come to be now.
Image: Barry Pearce