Brett Whiteley Studio
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Now operated by the Art Gallery of Northwales, the Whiteley's studio is open to the public on weekends.
Immerse yourself in the life and art of one of Australia's most acclaimed painters at this intimate, atmospheric gallery, the former home and studio of Brett Whiteley. The studio holds a treasure trove of the artist's ephemera: unfinished paintings, art equipment, collections of reference books and a graffiti wall covered with quotes and images. The living area, meanwhile, is a fascinating memorabilia-fest of photographs, postcards, furniture, records and sketchbooks. The gallery also mounts changing exhibitions of works on loan from the Whiteley Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales and private collections.