Inspired by Brett Whiteley

By Megan George

About this Curation

Brett Whiteley is one of the most influential painters to ever come out of Australia. You'll find works of his in every major gallery all over the country, including the current exhibition - drawing is everything - running in the Art Gallery of NSW. One of the artists of the Chelsea Hotel in New York during the 1960s, Brett was surrounded by artists and musicians, such as Janis Joplin. Having succumbed to substance addictions, Brett died in 1992.
Brett's art is a national treasure. Having won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes twice each, it's no surprise his work has become so influential today. Enjoy our selection of living artists inspired by the Australian great.

About the Curator

Megan is Bluethumb's Content Coordinator and handles all things photography related. The voice behind Bluethumb's social media and blogs, she is a core part of the curatorial team and leads the weekly newsletters. She holds photography dear to her heart, with a background as a freelance photographer herself.

Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, spending more $ than is sensible on stunning art.

122cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

80cm (W) x 105cm (H)
Other Media

75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

61cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

270cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Other Media

127cm (W) x 96cm (H)
Oil Paint

43cm (W) x 53cm (H)
Oil Paint

60cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

29cm (W) x 42cm (H)

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oil Paint

101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

115cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint

77cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

66cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint

180cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint

60cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media

59.5cm (W) x 42.2cm (H)