WHITELEY – BOFA Film Festival
WHITELEY is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic contemporary artist, Brett Whiteley.
Margaret Pomeranz (At the Movies) had never given any film a five star rating…..until WHITELEY!
This remarkable documentary, screening in the Our Stories section of BOFA 2018, paints its own fascinating canvas of the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic contemporary artist, Brett Whiteley, told “in his own words” using personal letters, notebooks and photographs, interwoven with reconstructions, animations, archival interviews and rare footage. Director James Bogle uses Whiteley’s own dazzling canvasses to illustrate this exploration of the man who has become almost indistinguishable from the myth, the enfant terrible of Australian art. Lynden Barber in Limelight Magazine said “This is a major documentary that deserves to be seen by anyone in Australia with even a passing interest in art.” WHITELEY! won four 2017 AACTA awards, including Best Direction.
This special screening also features an exciting Q & A with his lifelong muse, Wendy Whiteley, as well as Sue Clothier, the film’s producer.
RED CARPET SCREENING
WITH SPECIAL GUEST WENDY WHITELEY
MEET WENDY WHITELEY AT DESIGN TASMANIA
Wendy Whiteley is passionate about promoting Australian art and Australian artists. Her water-front home and garden at Lavender Bay, Sydney and the harbour views, which are the subject of so many iconic Whiteley paintings, has just been added to the NSW Heritage Register.
Before the film join us at Design Tasmania for drinks and snacks and the opportunity to meet Wendy Whiteley and hear her speak about Brett Whiteley’s legacy and the current state of visual arts and its funding in Australia. Pippa Dickson, Chair, Design Tasmania will also speak.
5.00pm to 7.00pm FRIDAY, MAY 18
DESIGN TASMANIA, Brisbane & Tamar Streets, Launceston.
Cocktail Party $35. BOOK HERE.