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Brett Whiteley
wildlife and other emergencies

Brett Whiteley Satin bower bird 1988. Brett Whiteley Studio Collection © Wendy Whiteley

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 sympathise, understand, and emotionally connect with the subject.

12 Oct 2018 – May 2019

Fri–Sun only

10am–4pm

Free admission

Location:
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills