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Brett Whiteley Studio Museum

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by Aoife McGee (subscribe)
Sydney based freelance writer.I love cooking and eating out. I also love coffee. And cake. I adore cake.
Published November 10th 2009
Brett Whiteley (1939 1992) is one of Australia's most well known artists. If you don't know much about the artist's life and work, why not check out his studio, which was his home and work place after he purchased this former old t-shirt factory in 1985.

The Studio is a tribute to his life and contains exhibits of many finished and unfinished paintings, sketchbooks, photos, memorabilia, sculptures with the walls covered in graffiti, images and quotes.

From now until April, 2010, you can see 'Iconic Whiteley', exhibiting works from across his entire career, including his Self Portrait in the Studio, which won him the Archibald Prize in 1976.

After his death, the Australian Government purchased his studio and it is currently managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Studio is also the perfect setting for private and corporate events, and takes up to 60 guests. If you'd like to impress and inspire your friends and business acquaintances, call the Art Gallery of New South Wales on (02) 92251836.

There's also a Museum shop on site selling postcards, posters, books and DVDs if you want to learn more about this amazing artist.
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Why? Feed your cultured side
When: Sat and Sun, 10am to 4pm
Where: 2, Raper Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney
Cost: Free
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