Brett Whiteley Studio
We are privileged to be supporting the Studio with funding to enhance its busy program schedule to make Brett Whiteley's practice accessible to all. Sydney's best kept secret, the Brett Whiteley Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist, Brett Whiteley (1939–92). The artist bought the former warehouse in 1985 and converted it into a studio and exhibition space. He lived there from 1987 to 1992, the year he died in Thirroul.
The visitor is offered the unique insight into the arts and a glimpse into his private world: the studio has been maintained with his unfinished paintings, art equipment and collections of reference books, and the graffiti wall covered with quotes and images. The living area has memorabilia such as photographs, objects, postcards, furniture, his music collection and sketchbooks. The gallery has changing exhibitions of the artist's works: paintings, drawings, sculpture and graphics borrowed from the Whiteley Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales and private collections.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills. It is open Fri–Sun 10am–4pm.