Brett Whiteley
wildlife and other emergencies

12 Oct 2018 – 12 May 2019

10am – 4pm

Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Free admission

Paintings, drawings and sculptures exploring Whiteley’s favourite theme – animals and birds from observation.

For Whiteley, drawing and painting animals was not about representing them, but illustrating the experience of them. Each artwork acts as a record of the dialogue between Whiteley and the animal. Metaphorically an escape into what he saw as the freedom of the natural world, these works provoked in him both curiosity and a tremendous sense of release, encompassing his attempt to empathise, understand, and emotionally connect with the subject.

10am – 4pm

Friday – Sunday only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan

For education groups
Wednesday, Thursday
Bookings required
Charges apply

Image: Brett Whiteley Satin bower bird 1988 (detail). Brett Whiteley Studio Collection © Wendy Whiteley