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Episode 7: Wendy Whiteley

Wendy Whiteley in conversation with Penelope Benton to discuss the challenges of being an artist in Australia and what it takes to make it internationally, to coincide with the release of the Whiteley film.

Episode 7

Portrait of Wendy Whiteley at the Brett Whiteley Studio. Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW

The new documentary feature, 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.

NAVA's Penelope Benton met with Wendy Whiteley to chat about the challenges of being an artist in Australia and what it takes to make it internationally.

NAVA is proud to be an advocacy partner of the film Whiteley. Throughout this year we’ll be collaborating with the filmmakers in support of some of our mutual objectives: fair pay for artists, art education, art funding, national arts policy, and valuing artists in our community.

More information about the documentary here.