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Brett Whiteley
Lavender Bay

Brett Whiteley The balcony 2 1975, oil on canvas. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased 1981 © Wendy Whiteley

The allure of harbour and home

During the 1970s and ’80s Whiteley dedicated a series of works to his home at Lavender Bay. The culmination of this period saw the creation of magnificent works including The balcony 2 1975, Big orange (sunset) 1974, and the Archibald Prize-winning Self-portrait in the studio 1976.

Focusing on the immense influence of the harbour and home upon his artistic practice, this exhibition contains studies, paintings, sculptures and works on paper. The lyrical beauty which Whiteley sought at this time, inspired greatly by Henri Matisse, can be fully appreciated in this superb exhibition.

J.P. Morgan, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly

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25 Oct 2019 – May 2020

Fri–Sun only


Free admission

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills