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The Brett Whiteley Studio was the home and workplace 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 1988 to 1992, the year he died.
brett whiteley After returning to Australia (1985) from Fiji I was influenced by Whiteley’s paintings of Fiji and also his lyrical drawings of the South Coast and Lavender Bay, his use of reed pens and strong brush drawings in ink together with his striking black and white portraits.
Urban Legend In 1985 expressionist Brett Whiteley built a studio and a private dwelling in an old T-shirt factory on Raper St. The chaos and atmosphere have been preserved as a free museum. The entrance is tucked in an alley and marked by a tiny version of ‘Almost Once’, a sculpture featuring two redhead matchsticks… #sydney #surryhills #sydneycommunity