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Brett Whiteley Studio

2 Raper St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9225 1881
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Sydney’s best kept secret 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 visitor
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2 Raper St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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+61 2 9225 1881
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

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, portraits, bird paintings and sculpture. The man himself was troubled by...More

Thank marksmail
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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 the Studio. This was working studio for...More

Thank jacquelinebT4501HA
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

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 knowledgeable. It's well worth finding this studio and it's free!

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I hadn't known anything about Brett Whiteley's work (or life), but a friend in Melbourne told me that I must visit the studio when I was to be in Sydney. And now I can advise anyone else who gives a fig about art not to...More

Thank sbbkr
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Exceptional privilege to go through the door by BW's famous 'giant matchsticks', and to enter his world. Yes it's a tidied-up gallery space, with a re-ordered upstairs studio/bedding area - but importantly it is Brett Whiteley's space, filled with his Art, changing exhibitions, handwritten quotes/notes/photos...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Truly special. Brett Whitely was a very highly talented Australian artist and this is a beautiful tribute to his work as an artist. I love the birds and they are drawn, painted, characturised and stuffed. I visited when there was an exhibition called West of...More

Thank jennyw3922016
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Free entrance Friday, Saturday & Sundays 10am - 4pm. Video with Brett Whiteley his artistic thoughts. Unique insight into this brilliant artist, his artworks, photographs,personal memorabilia.

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We found this gallery after watching the documentary film currently being shown around Aust, the gallery is fantastic and is full of Brett's works on display. There is plenty of space to view and covers many of his different styles. It was certainly worth the...More

Thank Griggster22
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A very memorable and unique art experience. Famous artist's studio gives one a glimpse into the artists process. This was furthered by music playing from the artist's music collection and fascinating to see books owned by the artist, works in progress etc. A very worthly...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A free gallery Seriously good collection of Whiteley's. Situated over two stories in a dedicated gallery. Lots of Whiteley stories unfold. It's really worth a visit Highly recommended

Thank Coroona
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