Wendy Whiteley Q&A
Thursday May 4 at 7.00pm. Tickets on sale below.
Whiteley’s muse and long term partner will discuss life with Brett, his art, their relationship and the film following an advance screening of this intimate documentary.
Brett Whiteley is an Australian cultural icon. Nearly a quarter century after his death, there has never been anyone like Whiteley in the history of Australian art. WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.
While his brief, dazzling life was erratic, combustible and tragic, Whiteley also created a highly productive and brilliant artistic vortex around which much of our 1970s and 80s sense of self-worth as an aggressively creative nation emerged. Despite the tabloid headlines, Whiteley’s life as an artist was defined by a vigorous work ethic, an exhaustive commitment to study of the work of others, and a willingness to take risks in his own work.
In the end and despite his inglorious demise, Whiteley was able to manifest an outstanding body of work that elevated him beyond his notoriety into the international echelons of preeminent modern artists, and beyond all this is what WHITELEY celebrates.
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Running time: 1hr 34mins