Brett Whiteley (1939–92) was one of Australia's most successful and popular artists. He was also a quote-generating machine.

‘Art is the thrilling spark that beats death—that's all.’

In 1962 he became the youngest artist to have a work purchased by London's Tate Gallery and, in 1978, he was the first and only person to win the three best-known Australian art prizes in the same year: the Archibald, Sulman, and Wynne. Heroin and drink eroded later years, and he died of an overdose at fifty-three. Luckily:

‘The promise of death is that I won't care or know or think or feel anything, so what happens to my work is completely meaningless.’

Featured artwork: Cemetery in Sicily, 1986, Brett Whiteley.

Brett pavilion kitchen
Brett pavilion bedroom
Brett pavilion interior
Inclusions:
  • Phone

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool

  • Private museum tours (if your stay falls on a Tuesday)

  • Airplay

  • Room service from 6–8pm daily