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Brett Whiteley
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.

Presenting partner
J.P. Morgan

19 May – 19 Nov 2017

10am – 4pm

Friday – Sunday only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan

For education groups
Wednesday, Thursday
Bookings required
Charges apply

Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills