Brett Whiteley: Drawing Is Everything
Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s best-known artists, and drawing was at the heart of his entire practice, which spanned painting, sculpture, printing and more.
Among Whiteley’s most recognisable works are his paintings of Sydney Harbour produced in his harbourside Lavender Bay home, the view from which was heritage protected earlier this year.
This new exhibition, Drawing Is Everything, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until March 2019, is the first to focus on the award-winning artist’s talent as a draftsperson.
It collects rarely seen early works from time spent in Sydney and Europe, as well as some of the abstracts that brought him international fame later in his career.