Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

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The Brett Whiteley Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist, Brett Whiteley (1939–92).

The artist bought the former warehouse in 1985 and converted it into a studio and exhibition space. He lived there from 1987 to 1992, the year he died in Thirroul.

The visitor is offered the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the space – the studio with his unfinished paintings, art equipment and collections of reference books, and the graffiti wall covered with quotes and images.

The living area has memorabilia such as photographs, objects, postcards, furniture, his music collection and sketchbooks. The gallery has changing exhibitions of the artist’s works: paintings, drawings, sculpture and graphics borrowed from the Brett Whiteley Studio Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales and private collections.

There is a small gallery shop with postcards, posters and other merchandise for sale. There is no cafe at the Studio, however visitors are welcome to return on the day after visiting the numerous cafes and restaurants close by.
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  • Whiteley lived between April 1939 and July 1992. He was a multi award winning artist and travelled to London, the USA, Japan and depicted all manner of subjects. He won awards for his landscapes, port...  more »
  • A little tricky to find tucked away in the side streets of Surry Hills but well worth the visit. Once you find the Raper Street you cannot miss this giant match sticks attached to the outside wall of ...  more »
  • My daughter and I have now visited twice and seen different exhibitions. The artwork is beautifully displayed and seeing Whiteley's studio space is fantastic. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowl...  more »
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  • Great gallery and a bit of a time capsule. Truely stupid that they donot allow photography. On the bright side i have uploaded an excellent rat pic
  • Amazing space set in the backstreets of Surrey Hills. Brett Whiteley's work is obviously incredible, and the staff are super helpful. To top it off, it's free!!??
  • If you want to know about the artist this the place to come. Very informative.
  • Beautiful space.. really amazing staff super friendly and a great neighbourhood to explore.
  • Great place to take your date.

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