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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979–1980

Listomania

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Sarah Engledow describes the fall-out once Brett Whiteley stuck Patrick White’s list of his loves and hates onto his great portrait of the writer.

Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979-1980 by Brett Whiteley

White Whiteley The portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley

Previous exhibition, 2012

Eleven works by Brett Whiteley, centred around his scintillating 'Patrick White at Centennial Park 1979-1980'.

Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave, c. 1989 an unknown artist
Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave, c. 1989 an unknown artist
Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave, c. 1989 an unknown artist

Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave, c. 1989 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris, c. 1989 an unknown artist
Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris, c. 1989 an unknown artist
Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris, c. 1989 an unknown artist

Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris, c. 1989 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley, c. 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman
Brett Whiteley, c. 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman
Brett Whiteley, c. 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman

Brett Whiteley, c. 1981 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, Paris, 1989 Brett Whiteley
Self portrait, Paris, 1989 Brett Whiteley
Self portrait, Paris, 1989 Brett Whiteley

Self portrait, Paris, 1989 Brett Whiteley

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley, 1972 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley, 1972 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley, 1972 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley, 1972 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975 Greg Weight
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975 Greg Weight

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley, 1974 Lewis Morley
Brett Whiteley, 1974 Lewis Morley
Brett Whiteley, 1974 Lewis Morley

Brett Whiteley, 1974 Lewis Morley

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.