Hiring the Brett Whiteley Studio

Brett Whiteley Studio upstairs

Brett Whiteley Studio upstairs

Brett Whiteley Studio downstairs

Brett Whiteley Studio downstairs

The Brett Whiteley Studio is one of the most dynamic and ambient venues Australia has to offer. It is an intimate and beautiful site that perfectly suits smaller groups up to 60 people.

The former warehouse home of Brett Whiteley, which he designed as a place he could exhibit his art, features his exhibition space, living room and studio. With Brett’s artwork and personal memorabilia lining the walls of this magnificent space, your guests will be delighted by the art, decor and ambience.

Located in the heart of Sydney’s cosmopolitan Surry Hills, the studio is close to public transport and the CBD, and is the perfect venue for all your functions and events.

Ideally suited for cocktail events and presentations, the ever-changing display of exhibitions provides the ultimate backdrop and the perfect platform to impress and inspire your guests or clients.

The Brett Whiteley Studio is one of the most exclusive event spaces. Please review the details below and call Caroline Harvey, Art Gallery of NSW venue manager, for further details and reservations: (02) 9225 1836.

Venue capacity

Capable of hosting up to 60 guests

Functional space & size

The studio is split over two levels, providing great versatility.

Ground floor: main exhibition space
The two-storey ceiling creates a dramatic open effect that lends elegance to any event. This area includes our current exhibition for viewing.

Top floor: Brett’s living room and studio
This intimate area was recently renovated to show the original wide timber flooring. Brett’s artwork and personal memorabilia line the walls just as he arranged them making this a very cosy space.

Both spaces inclusive.

Bathroom facilities

Yes

Accessibility

Access for people with limited mobility available on the ground floor only. Accessible bathroom facilities.

Parking and public transport

See Getting there.

Catering

No food preparation is available on-site but catering can be arranged upon request. You may wish to select from the many nearby restaurants or we can help you coordinate your own catered event.

Venue availability

Wednesday and Thursday (9am – 9pm)
Friday and Saturday evenings (6pm – 9pm)

Additional options

Private guided tours of the Studio’s current exhibition are available. These are given by Art Gallery of NSW teachers-lecturers.

We can also offer art-making workshops if you wish to add something truly unique to your special event.

Events that would be perfect at the Brett Whiteley Studio

  • Meetings or lectures
  • Presentations
  • Corporate lunches
  • Private lunches
  • Cocktail parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Reunions

See general information about the Brett Whiteley Studio