Brett Whiteley:
feathers and flight

Birds held a poignant place in Whiteley’s visual language. He had loved them since his childhood, and in his last phase of work they represented a yearning at once for domestic stability and personal freedom. Whiteley captured their personality, humour, character in all moments, with charcoal, paint, brush and ink and in sculptural forms of plaster, bronze and wood.

Join Studio coordinator Alec George in conversation with Wendy Whiteley about key works in the exhibition. Look for the corresponding number on the wall to follow their path.