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20150513 - AGNSW Brett Whiteley Studio Tour and Curator Presentation - 13 May 2015 - 11:30 - Stream 2

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AGNSW Brett Whiteley Studio Tour and Curator Presentation


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: EDTV


Presenter: Alec George: AGNSW Brett Whiteley Studio Coordinator

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Date: 13 May 2015

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12.45pm

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (includes 20 min interval)

Closing Date: Bookings Close 12-May-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: $100.00

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Stage 5 & Stage 6 art, HSC art, Brett Whiteley, pop art, Contemporary Australian art


Event Overview: Students and teachers will experience a tour of the current exhibition: Alchemy-pop, at the Art Gallery of NSW Brett Whiteley Studio with Studio Coordinator, Alec George.

Whiteley’s most ambitious attempt at portraiture is the 18-panelled work titled Alchemy 1972–73. Exploring dualities – love and hate, life and death, order and chaos, security and rebellion, potential and opportunities lived and lost – it is a fascinating journey into addiction, the perceptions of identity, and the celebration of human experiences as well as the fears.

Alec George will examine the influence of Rimbaud, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Francis Bacon on Whiteley’s work.

Participants will explore this great Australian artist`s work, techniques and influences in this most unique and intimate of places, his gallery, home and studio.

Students will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the studio and gallery tour and discussion.

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins total
PART 1: 20 MINS - Studio tour and discussion with Alec George
PART 2: 20 MINS - break
PART 3: 35 MINS - Gallery tour and discussion with Alec George

Booking Instructions:

Additional Booking Instructions: Teachers are encouraged to spend time preparing their students with background information about Brett Whiteley and his work in the Australian context.

Teachers are advised to login in to the video conference 10 minutes prior to commencement to ensure a satisfactory connection.

Technical assistance is available from DART CONNECTIONS Help Desk: 1800 824 737

Further Information: The Art Gallery of NSW Brett Whiteley Studio is located in Sydney at :
2 Raper Street
Surry Hills NSW

When in Sydney, students and teachers are encouraged to visit the gallery and studio where Whiteley resided and worked for the last four years of his life.

Details are available here: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brett-whiteley-studio/

Cancellations for this excursion must be received by email on or before 11 May 2015 or the scheduled fee will be be charged.

All images are Copyright Wendy Whiteley

The session and artwork are protected by copyright and must not be recorded or reproduced in any way without express written consent from the Art Gallery of NSW and Wendy Whiteley.

Participating schools will be able to view an authorised recording of the event for a limited time. Details will be emailed after the event.

If you would like to book this excursion and there are no places available, please contact Trish Hurley at EDTV on 0415 795 75 or trish@edtv.com.au.

"Painting is an argument between what it looks like and what it means." Brett Whiteley

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