To draw on the beach with a sharp stick, and let the waves come up and erase it is a wonderful way of learning how to draw economically…
- Brett Whiteley, 1981
This exhibition captures the waves, the people and the heat of summer. From Bondi to Byron Bay, the beach formed an ideal location to stage Brett Whiteley’s extraordinary figures, engaging and interacting with each other and the sun and sea. Waves, as their own subject, represent the moods of the sea, which Whiteley conveys in delicate brush-and-ink drawings.
One highlight of this display is Whiteley’s last unfinished work, Unfinished beach polyptych 1992: six imposing panels, now in a private collection, which return to the Brett Whiteley Studio for the first time in five years.
24 Nov 2017 – 25 Mar 2018
10am – 4pm
Friday – Sunday only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan
For education groups
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills