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Artist Studio or Museum of the famous Australian artist Brett Whiteley
Born Brett Whiteley - Australia - 7th of April, 1939 / Died - Thirroul - 15th of June, 1992
Brett Whiteley is a famous Sydney painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker. He is best known for his views of Sydney, semi-surreal landscapes, and the curving line that featured prominently in most of his works.
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Brett Whiteley Studio
- The Brett Whiteley
studio in Surry Hills, Sydney was the work space and home of the
artist before he passed away in 1992. The atmosphere of the studio
has been kept, with his painting area looking like the artist has
just stepped out for a moment. There are paint spattered floors,
walls with quotes and photos that mattered to Whiteley, art books
that the artist used, and music that he listened to playing in the
Whiteley purchased the former T-shirt factory in 1985. He renovated it to also include an exhibition space and he lived there from 1988 up until his death in 1992. The exhibition space on the lower level was where Whiteley showed his "Birds" show in 1988.
The Art Gallery of NSW now manages the Whiteley Studio after the New South Wales Government purchased the building and several works by the artist.
There are now regularly changing exhibitions held at the Brett Whiteley studio. There are also drawing classes and special events held at the building.
Admission to the Brett Whiteley Studio is now free because of a sponsorship deal with a financial corporation.
See the studio website for more details, but opening hours are 10am to 4pm, from Friday through to Sunday.
2 Raper Street Surry Hills 2010
- "I was intrigued
and enormously drawn to extremism by people who had blown their
lives or who had taken their lives outside the normal conventions
- "Art is the thrilling
spark that beats death - thats all."
- "Never trust an
art dealer who'll sit in a room for more than ten minutes with a
- "The fine art of
painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been and always
will be, a game. The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given
arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must
visually describe, the center of the meaning of existence."
- "Painting is an
argument between what it looks like and what it means."
- "Art should astonish,
transmute, transfix. One must work at the tissue between truth and
- "I am interested
in beauty which can best be described as being on time for the appointment."