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WHITELEY 2017 Transmission film still feat Brett Whiteley bw courtesy Transmission
Still from WHITELEY, featuring Brett Whiteley

Catch a preview of this new documentary about the life of Sydney artist Brett Whiteley

This documentary about the late, great Australian artist takes us inside his mind to reveal the private life and art practice behind the public acclaim.

Whiteley shot to fame in his twenties following a travelling scholarship to Italy that saw him relocate to Europe and then America for almost a decade. Back in Sydney from 1969, he quickly established himself as a leading light of the scene: prolific, award-winning and highly collectible. Many of his best known works were inspired by Sydney, including his Lavender Bay series. In 1992, Whiteley died from an overdose of methadone.

This Australian documentary will open in May, but this preview as part of Art Month Sydney will be followed by a Q&A with Whiteley's widow Wendy.

Check out our hitlist of Art Month Sydney highlights.

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