Both images: Brett Whiteley at studio, Surry Hills c.1985 Philip Quirk, photographer
June – September
In Bali with Joel Elenberg and his family, Anna and Zahava, until Elenberg’s death.
Moved to studio in Reiby Place, Circular Quay.
Travelled to Spain Germany, France. Returning to Australia, stopped in Rome to work with Walter Rossi on three etchings at Vigna Antoniniana, Rome.
Travelled to Central Australia in the summer with Michael Driscoll and worked on publication, Native Rose.
Awarded Wynne Prize, for South coast after the rain (1984).
Purchased an old T-shirt factory in Surry Hills, Sydney, and converted it into a studio.
Travelled to London; Wendy remained in England.
Travelled to India to meet Wendy in Bombay and returned to Australia together.
Travelled to London with Wendy. Wendy remains in London.
Brett starts living at the Surry Hills studio.
Divorced from Wendy.
May – August
In London and Morocco, spending two months in Paris in an apartment on Rue de Tournon.
Travelled for five weeks in Bali, Tokyo and Kyoto with Janice Spencer. Spent October in Byron Bay, NSW.
Awarded Order of Australia (General Division).
Died at Thirroul, NSW.