The final home and workplace of the late Australian artist Brett Whiteley is now a museum that holds rotating exhibits of Whiteley’s work shown on weekends as well as monthly events such as poetry readings and classical music performances. The upstairs is frozen in time: dipped brushes are ready to create their next masterpiece; reference books are opened to the last page Whiteley saw; vinyl records sit waiting to be played. All of this plus a wall of photos, graffiti, and quotes from contemporaries like Bob Dylan paints an intimate portrait of an artistic genius who died of a methadone overdose in 1992. Entrance and events are free, and you don’t need to book ahead. Just show up ready to be inspired.
Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
The former studio of one of Australia’s most famous painters houses rotating exhibits and personal memorabilia.
Visit the studio of an Australian icon
Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most storied artists. His art can be seen in gallery collections around the world, but nothing compares to a visit to his former studio space. In addition to the explosively creative art, see the many photographs, poems, and memorabilia that reflect his life with his muse and partner, Wendy. #afarexperiences photo: Petrina Tislay
An inspiring afternoon spent with Wendy Whiteley at the studio/home of her late husband and famed artist, Brett Whiteley. From her colorful life tales, it’s no wonder Wendy was a muse for Brett’s work. Now operated by the Art Gallery of Northwales, the Whiteley’s studio is open to the public on weekends.