AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Whiteley: a Seductive Cinematic Portrait of a Serious Artist
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The caption on the poster for this film reads:

If there’s no meaning to life, then you might as well make it extraordinary. Whiteley in the iconic artist’s own words.

Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) was certainly the most public and media-celebrated Australian artist of the 20th century. Following in the footsteps of an authoritative biography on the artist by Ashleigh Wilson in 2016 comes this new feature-length film. While it is advertised as being in the artist’s own words, the director James Bogle skilfully blends rare documentary footage with actors playing the role of Whiteley as a child (Jack Barns), as a youth (Campbell Greenock) and as an adult (Andy Blaikie).' (Introduction)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 10 May 2017 12:18:25 Whiteley: a Seductive Cinematic Portrait of a Serious Artistsmall AustLit logo The Conversation