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Kitchen vibe is ‘pre-Columbian’

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.


  • Two bedrooms (king size beds, great sheets)
  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant
  • Priority access to the museum (when it's open)
  • Complimentary Moorilla winery tasting
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer (for purchase)
  • TVs all over the place
  • Personal security screen to avoid visitors you don't like
  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool
  • The usual trimmings: safe, phone, Wi-Fi, big fluffy bathrobes, daily housekeeping, incredible views, etc., etc.