DIRECTOR: JAMES BOGLE
AUSTRALIA / 2017
FRIDAY 8:30PM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 90 MINS
This exemplary documentary — one of the finest produced on home soil in recent times, is a comprehensive cinematic chronicle of the extraordinary life, times and art of the late Australian painter Brett Whiteley
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WHITELEY is a visual journey into 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 as a touchstone for this exploration of the man who has become almost indistinguishable from the myth. Margaret Pomeranz gave Whiteley her first-ever 5-Star review.
Followed by a Q & A with Brett Whiteley’s widow and muse Wendy, plus the film’s producer, Sue Clothier, (winner of five AACTAs, nominated for Best Documentary AACTA, won the Film Critics’ Circle of Australia Award for Best Documentary)
Join us at Design Tasmania, corner Brisbane and Tamar Streets, Launceston, for drinks and snacks plus the chance to meet Wendy Whiteley. Wendy will speak about Brett Whiteley’s legacy and the film that is showing that evening at BOFA, plus give us her thoughts on the current state of visual arts and funding in Australia. Design Tasmania, Chair, Pippa Dickson, will also speak.
Cocktail Party $35. Book at wendywhiteley.eventbrite.com.au
Wendy Whiteley and Sue Clothier stay at the Hatherley Birrell Collection, luxury boutique art accommodation
Catering compliments of Tasmanian Food Company. Wines by Goaty Hill Wines.