Whiteley 94 mins

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A visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley. Through archive, drama and visual effects, this rare and intimate film shows Whiteley’s driving passion to express himself through his art.

Brett Whiteley is an Australian cultural icon. Nearly a quarter century after his death, there has never been anyone like Whiteley in the history of Australian art.

WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.

While his brief, dazzling life was erratic, combustible and tragic, Whiteley also created a highly productive and brilliant artistic vortex around which much of our 70s and 80s sense of self-worth as an aggressively creative nation emerged.

Despite the tabloid headlines, Whiteley’s life as an artist was defined by a vigorous work ethic, an exhaustive commitment to study of the work of others, and a willingness to take risks in his own work.

In the end and despite his inglorious demise, Whiteley was able to manifest an outstanding body of work that elevated him beyond his notoriety into the international echelons of preeminent modern artists.

Fox Arts Stage & Screen Episode 10 with Margaret Pomeranz 5 star review here

See the BEHIND THE SCENES mini photo exhibition at the  Luna Leederville 'white room' foyer taken on the film set , offering  a window into the world created  by  the film crew.

4stars
Visually dazzling...Impassioned, heartfelt and intimate.
Gavin Bond, The Sunday Times Guide
5stars
'This truely is a portrait of the artist as an inspired but troubled soul. Its wonderful to behold. This is a five star documentary. A rare treat.
Margaret Pomeranz
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Saturday, 27 May
2:30PM 4:30PM 6:30PM 8:30PM 
Sunday, 28 May
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 4:30PM 6:30PM 8:30PM 
Monday, 29 May
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 4:30PM 9:00PM 
Tuesday, 30 May
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 4:30PM 6:30PM 8:30PM 
Wednesday, 31 May
10:30AM 12:30PM 2:30PM 4:30PM 6:30PM 8:30PM 

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