Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything

An extraordinary facility for drawing set Brett Whiteley on the path of a career as one of Australia’s best-known artists. Drawing lay at the very heart of everything he did and was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process.

This is the first major exhibition to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley’s work. In the art of drawing, his talent was unfettered and expressed with unabashed pleasure.

Rarely-seen works in this exhibition range from early images of Sydney and Europe to the great abstracts that brought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s, as well as the lyrical landscapes, portraits, interiors and nudes that established him as one of the most prominent Australian artists of the 20th century.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discover the very foundations of Whiteley’s creativity and process, showcased in a collection of drawings suffused with the unmistakable personality of the great Australian master.

15 Dec 2018 – 31 Mar 2019

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Event starts
Saturday 15 December, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 31 March, 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Venue Address
Art Gallery Road, The Domain


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