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The green mountain (Fiji)



Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992

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Place where the work was made

Republic of Fiji



Media category


Materials used

oil, collage on cardboard


137.0 x 122.0 cm board :

0 - Whole, 140.1 x 125 x 8 cm, perpsex case which encloses artwork whilst in storage


Gift of Patrick White 1979

Accession number


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 15 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 19 publications


Jonathan Cooper (Editor), Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Feb 1999-Mar 1999, 16 (colour illus.).

Sarah Engledow., White, Whiteley: the portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley, ‘White Whiteley’, Canberra, May 2010. viewed 01.02.2013,

Janet Hawley, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, 'Legend, Landscape and the Modern Painter', pg. 101-151. (Part III)., North Ryde, 1989, 144 (colour illus.). plate no. 125

Janet Hawley, Encounters with Australian Artists: The Award-Winning Interviews, 'Brett Whiteley', pg. 33-52, Queensland, 1993, 44 (colour illus.).

Susan Hayes and Clare Gervasoni, Artistic insights: Australian artists and their diverse use of themes, 'What makes an artist create artworks?', appearing in the chapter titled 'A guide to understanding art', pg. 3-15, Marrickville, 1993, 4 (colour illus.), 4-5.

Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, 92, 155.

Bruce James, Whiteley with words, 'Whiteley with words', pg.2-4, Sydney, 2000, 8.

Rodney James, Australian artists in Bali: 1930s to now, 'The first and second wave 1930-1990', pg. 8-38, Langwarrin, 2015, 19, 37 (colour illus.), 66.

Rodney James, Australian artists in Bali: 1930s to now, Langwarrin, 2015, 37 (colour illus.), 66.

Sandra McGrath, Brett Whiteley, 'America: The Shattered Dream', pg. 85-97, Kensington, 1979, 94, 95 (colour illus.). An abstract titled 'Fiji: The Romantic Dream' appears on pg. 94, work titled 'The most beautiful mountain' and dated 1969.

Barry Pearce, Tangier to Byron Bay, 'Tangier to Byron Bay - Brett Whiteley's travels 1960-1992', pg. 2-3, Sydney, 1999, cover (colour illus.), 4. 5

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 49 (colour illus.). 30

Barry Pearce, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Australian Art', pg. 5-26, Sydney, 1981, 7, 24 (illus.). 44

Barry Pearce, Brett Whiteley Art & Life, London, 1995, 141 (colour illus.), 231. plate no. 83

David Shteinman, Philosopher, 'Tribute to a Dionysian Free Spirit. The Brett Whiteley Retrospective', pg. 9-13, Cammeray, (1995-1996), 9-13.

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Jun 2007, 43 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Australian moderns: rare uniting of two collections', pg. 26, Sydney, Dec 2011-Jan 2012, 26 (colour illus.).

The Brett Whiteley Studio, Whiteley & Rees: More affinities, Sydney, 2005, (illus.). List of works

Judith White, Look, 'The world for a canvas', pg. 14-15, Heidelberg, Feb 1999, 15 (colour illus.).