At The Cinema  •  Coming Soon  •  May 11, 2017 Whiteley

An absorbing tribute to one of our greatest artists

FilmInk

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, 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.

#Whiteley #ArtIsARealJob

SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENINGS WITH WENDY WHITELEY (NSW, ACT, VIC) AND DIRECTOR JAMES BOGLE (WA)  - TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Click on the links below to purchase tickets.

SYDNEY
Monday 1 May, 6:30pm - Palace Norton St (Introduced by Wendy Whiteley)
Tuesday 2 May, 7pm - Cremorne Orpheum (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)

MELBOURNE
Thursday 4 May, 7pm - Kino Cinemas (Introduced by Wendy Whiteley)
Thursday 4 May, 7pm - Cinema Nova (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)

CANBERRA
Friday 5 May, 6:30pm - Palace Electric (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)

PERTH
Tuesday 2 May, 6:30pm - Luna Leederville (Q&A with director James Bogle)
 

IN CINEMAS MAY 11

NSW:
Chauvel Cinema, Palace Norton St, Dendy Newtown, Dendy Opera Quays, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, The Ritz Cinema Randwick, Event Cronulla & Event Newcastle

ACT: Palace Electric

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn

QLD: Palace Centro

WA: Luna Leederville

SA: Palace EastEnd

TAS: State Cinema Hobart



 

Filmmakers
Director: James Bogle
Writers: James Bogle, Victor Gentile
Cast
Brett Whiteley
Wendy Whiteley
Frannie Hopkirk
Genre
Documentary