1980–92

Both images: Brett Whiteley at studio, Surry Hills c.1985 Philip Quirk, photographer

1980

June – September

In Bali with Joel Elenberg and his family, Anna and Zahava, until Elenberg’s death.

1981

Moved to studio in Reiby Place, Circular Quay.

November

In Vanuatu.

1982

Travelled to Spain Germany, France. Returning to Australia, stopped in Rome to work with Walter Rossi on three etchings at Vigna Antoniniana, Rome.

1983

Travelled to Central Australia in the summer with Michael Driscoll and worked on publication, Native Rose.

1984

Awarded Wynne Prize, for South coast after the rain (1984).

July

In London.

1985

Purchased an old T-shirt factory in Surry Hills, Sydney, and converted it into a studio.

May

Travelled to London; Wendy remained in England.

1986

Travelled to India to meet Wendy in Bombay and returned to Australia together.

1987

Travelled to London with Wendy. Wendy remains in London.
Brett starts living at the Surry Hills studio.

1989

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.

1991

10 June

Awarded Order of Australia (General Division).

1992

15 June

Died at Thirroul, NSW.