Brett Whiteley Studio

A: 2 Raper St, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW Australia

P: +61 (2) 9225 1881


The Brett Whiteley Studio has been managed as a museum by the Art Gallery of New South Wales since 1995.

The studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whiteley (1939–92). The artist bought the former warehouse in 1985 and converted it into a studio and exhibition space. He lived there from 1987 to 1992, the year he died in Thirroul, south of Sydney.

Visitors are offered the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the space – the studio with his unfinished paintings, art equipment and collections of reference books, and the graffiti wall covered with quotes and images.

Note: The studio has temporarily closed, as of 23 June 2024. Works are underway to improve accessibility and address age-related deterioration and artwork conservation requirements. The studio is scheduled to reopen in late 2025 to mark the museum’s 30th anniversary.


  • Historic building
  • Wheelchair access (ground floor only)
  • Gallery shop