Whiteley Art Bus

Hit all of these artsy hot spots in one afternoon — all aboard.
Lucy McNabb
Published on February 11, 2019

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In the mood for an art adventure? Across February and March, when you grab a ticket to Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything at the Art Gallery of NSW, you can hop on a free return shuttle bus that'll take you between the gallery, the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills and Wendy's Secret Garden in leafy Lavender Bay. It's the perfect way to spend an afternoon and immerse yourself in the exuberant, expressive world of one of Australia's most beloved artists.

Running every week from Friday to Sunday, the bus departs the gallery at 2pm and brings you back at 5pm. Though we wouldn't blame you if you find yourself tempted to linger longer in the Secret Garden; it's a pretty dreamy spot for an impromptu picnic, romantic assignation or sketching session. On that note, the exhibition provides visitors with a pencil and drawing booklet, in case the urge to record a creative response does arise. It's kind of great to know you're gazing on the iconic view that Whiteley found inspirational enough to capture on canvas time and time again.

Word to the wise — seats are extremely limited, so make sure you pop to the Members Desk (located at the gallery's entrance) on the day to secure yourself a spot. You'll just need to flash your Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything exhibition ticket or Art Gallery of NSW membership card.

For more information on the tour, visit the Art Gallery of NSW's website.

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