WHITELEY

WHITELEY is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic artist, Brett Whiteley, told “in his own words” using personal letters, notebooks and photographs,

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interwoven with reconstructions, animations, archival interviews and rare footage. The documentary is directed by James Bogle and produced by Sue Clothier.

Whiteley’s constant muse was his wife, Wendy. Both a catalyst for his creative passions and a witness to their incendiary consequences, she remains the sole custodian of his artistic legacy. Wendy was the subject of some of his most famous and popular paintings, and was the mother of their only child, Arkie.

Like so many brilliant artists, Whiteley’s ambitious ascent to dizzying heights would eventually meet with a tragic downfall. Having built a tower of artistic statements exploring monumental ideas like Love, Evil, War, Beauty and “Endlessnessism”, he irretrievably fell from it.

Whiteley’s artworks were made across just 30 years, but their ongoing impact on Australia’s creative culture is extraordinary: he blazed a trail that still lights a path forward for a new generation of artists.

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Rated M - Mature themes and occasional coarse language
Director James Bogle
Cast Brett Whiteley, Wendy Whiteley, Frannie Hopkirk
Release Date 15th June @ PigFlix
Genre Documentary
Running Time 94 mins

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Screenings

Saturday 24th Jun 2017 11:00am
Sunday 25th Jun 2017 3:50pm
Thursday 22nd Jun 2017 6:00pm
Monday 26th Jun 2017 6:10pm
Thursday 15th Jun 2017 1:30pm
Friday 16th Jun 2017 3:45pm
Sunday 18th Jun 2017 11:30am
Monday 19th Jun 2017 1:15pm
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017 3:50pm
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017 1:30pm

SHOWING TIMES

Saturday 24th Jun

WHITELEY11:00am
Don’t Tell1:00pm
Viceroy’s House3:15pm
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword5:30pm