• Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything Exhibition


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This major exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales is the first to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley’s practice, featuring rarely seen early works from Sydney and Europe through to the great abstracts that brought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s.  Also featured are lyrical landscapes, portraits, interiors and nudes and the iconic imagery of Sydney’s Lavender Bay, offering a journey through the career that established him as one of the most prominent Australian artists of the 20th century.

At the heart of Brett Whiteley’s extraordinary career was an exceptional talent for drawing. Drawing underpinned everything he did – from painting to sculpture to prints – and was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process. Whiteley’s drawing is richly expressive and his bold mastery of line is instantly recognisable. 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discover the very foundations of Whiteley’s creativity and process, as showcased in a collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures suffused with the unmistakable personality of the great Australian master. 

Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
31 July - 31 October 21
10:00AM - 5:00PM
03 5434 6088