west of the divide
Brett Whiteley Summer by the river of plums 1985-86, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Brett Whiteley Studio Collection © Wendy Whiteley
Showcases Brett Whiteley’s affinity with the land west of Sydney – encompassing Bathurst, Oberon, Sofala and beyond
Through these paintings, drawings and sculpture, Whiteley has provided us with an iconic translation of his experience of the Australian landscape.
Landscapes are key to our understanding and interpretation of the Australian environment. As one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Whiteley immersed himself in both urban and rural landscapes and his works depicting and inspired by the vast region west of the Great Dividing Range are some of his most magical.
Whiteley created a recognised visual language and identity for the Australian landscape, whether in intimate studies or large poetic paintings. His works, often including birds, eggs, nests, trees, rocks and rivers, combine elements of abstraction and realism in a lyrical and expressive manner.
Note: This exhibition will be on display instead of 'Brett Whiteley: decade – 1970s’ as previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience.
19 May – 19 Nov 2017
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan
For education groups
Wed & Thu
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills