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Whiteley (2017)




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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.


Andrew Blaikie
as Brett Whiteley

Critic Reviews for Whiteley

All Critics (7)

Photographs, archival interviews and rare footage provide tantalising glimpses of the man who has become almost indistinguishable from the myth.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Whiteley's art was landmark, and remains important. The life the artist lived doesn't change that. When this documentary considers the art and the artist, and blends the two into one complex life, it is at its best.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a wonderfully vivid study of a controversial guy who, just for once, changed everything.

May 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Fascinating bio-doc about the brilliant, troubled Australian artist...director James Bogle does a great job illustrating his life and the impact of his work, with much in the film suggesting how far ahead of his time Whiteley was.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The result is an absorbing portrait, marred only by Bogle's decision to use actors in a series of dramatic reconstructions.

May 10, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A comprehensive cinematic chronicle of the extraordinary life, times and art of the late Australian painter Brett Whiteley is long overdue. This exemplary documentary has made the wait absolutely worthwhile.

May 10, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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