At The Cinema • Coming Soon • May 11, 2017 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, 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.
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENINGS WITH WENDY WHITELEY (NSW, ACT, VIC) AND DIRECTOR JAMES BOGLE (WA) - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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Monday 1 May, 6:30pm - Palace Norton St (Introduced by Wendy Whiteley)
Tuesday 2 May, 7pm - Cremorne Orpheum (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)
Thursday 4 May, 7pm - Kino Cinemas (Introduced by Wendy Whiteley)
Thursday 4 May, 7pm - Cinema Nova (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)
Friday 5 May, 6:30pm - Palace Electric (Q&A with Wendy Whiteley)
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
- Director: James Bogle
- Writers: James Bogle, Victor Gentile
- Brett Whiteley
- Wendy Whiteley
- Frannie Hopkirk