The Luna Leederville presents a special Q&A screening with WA writer/director James Bogle on Tuesday 2 May, 6.30pm that will take you on a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists Brett Whiteley.The Q&A will be hosted by Christian Horgan, TV and radio presenter, producer, and film reviewer (Mix94.5) following the screening.
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.
Brett Whiteley is an Australian cultural icon. Nearly a quarter century after his death, there has never been anyone like Whiteley in the history of Australian art. WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.While his brief life was erratic , combustible and tragic, Whiteley also created a highly productive and brilliant artistic vortex. Withe the irrepressible Wendy as his muse and lover, the pair blazed a glorious path through the art world.
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.
This superbly crafted documentary from WA writer/director James Bogle (CLOSED FOR WINTER, IN THE WINTER DARK, KADAICHA, The War That Changed Us (TV) Lockie Leonard Series (TV), features over four decades of archival footage and includes never-before-seen interviews.
Further Q&A Details here.
EXCLUSIVE SEASON STARTS FROM MAY 11 AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE