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Brett Whiteley Studio

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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...more
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2 Raper St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Surry Hills
+61 2 9225 1881
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting this studio and try to do so every time I am in Sydney. Brett Whitelys work is provocative, fascinating and inspiring. Being here gives me a real sense of being close to this extraordinary artist. Blows my mind. If you want an...More

Thank Stoutsurfer
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible privilege to experience this special space. The main exhibition changes 2-3 times a year but Whiteley’s studio remains as he left it. The main exhibition was his Italian period featuring lovely earthy colours. The volunteer was knowledgeable and friendly. This is by...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I've wanted to come here for ages, but this is the first time I've been in roughly the right place at the right time (opening hours are very limitied, check the website). The huge painting that is the main attraction really is incredible, I think...More

Thank empress_cherry
Reviewed January 4, 2018

The Brett Whitely Gallery is located in an unassuming lane in Surry Hills, but is a lovely building inside with a great collection of his works and fascinating insight into his life and creative mind. The highlight has to be his studio which has remained...More

Thank TCohenTravels
Reviewed October 7, 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

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 28, 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 September 24, 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 September 18, 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 RamblinManBaker
Reviewed September 7, 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 August 20, 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

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