wildlife and other emergencies
Paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring Brett Whiteley’s favourite theme – animals and birds from observation
For Whiteley, drawing and painting animals was not about representing them, but illustrating the experience of them. Each artwork acts as a record of the dialogue between Whiteley and the animal. Metaphorically an escape into what he saw as the freedom of the natural world, these works provoked in him both curiosity and a tremendous sense of release, encompassing his attempt to empathise, understand, and emotionally connect with the subject.
12 Oct 2018 – May 2019
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills