A major exhibition celebrating the late Brett Whiteley will be showcased at the Bendigo Art Gallery from 31 July to 31 October, 2021.
Having passed away in 1992, he's represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries. Brett lived and painted in Australia as well as Italy, England, Fiji and the United States.
Image from Bendigo Art Gallery
In 1976, Brett won both the Archibald Prize for portraiture and the Sulman Prize for genre painting and, the following year, the Wynne Prize for landscape. He won all three prizes in 1978 (the first artist to do so) and the Wynne a third time in 1984. In 1991 he was awarded an Order of Australia.
Brett Whiteley: Drawing Is Everything
exhibition will feature over 110 works including early images of Sydney and Europe, the abstracts that brought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s, as well as the landscapes, portraits, interiors and nudes that brought him recognition as one of the most prominent Australian artists of the 20th century.
Image from Brett Whiteley Studio Facebook page
This major exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales is the first to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley's practice. Drawing was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to view the Brett Whiteley: Drawing Is Everything
exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery from 31 July to 31 October, 2021.