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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Whiteley works to go on show in Logan

The works of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists are coming to Logan Art Gallery.

The exhibition – Brett Whiteley: Inside the Studio – will open in July thanks to a collaboration between Logan City Council, The Gallery of NSW and the Brett Whiteley Studio.

Logan Art Gallery is the only Queensland gallery, and one of four regional galleries across Australia, to host the travelling exhibition which offers a special insight into the late Australian artist’s studio practices.

The free exhibition features works across various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage, ceramics and sketchbooks.

It also includes rarely seen photographs depicting Whiteley at work, and sometimes at play, in studios in London, New York and Sydney.

A playlist of songs from Whiteley’s vinyl record collection will add a lively soundtrack to the exhibition and highlights the significant role music played in his creative process. 

Sydney-born Whiteley was a multiple winner of the three premier art prizes in Australia – the Archibald Prize (1976, 1978), the Sir John Sulman Prize (1976, 1978) and the Wynne Prize (1977, 1978 and 1984).

The Logan Art Gallery exhibition will feature some of Whiteley’s lesser known but equally important early artworks created in London and New York in the 1960s and exhibits from his final series, Paris ‘Regard de Côté’.

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