Kim Carpenter with Brett & Wendy a love story bound by art
This is the story of Brett & Wendy Whiteley bought to stage under the vision of director Kim Carpenter.
Kim joins stages to talk about the love and life of this couple and how he’s incorporated Brett’s paintings and expressing them through dance.
A spectacular sounding show and one not to miss this festival
BRETT & WENDY… A LOVE STORY BOUND BY ART
KIM CARPENTER’S THEATRE OF IMAGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA | AUSTRALIA
Take a deep dive into the extraordinary, turbulent artistic partnership of Brett and Wendy Whiteley.
Together since they were teenagers, Brett and Wendy made an indelible impression on a burgeoning Australian contemporary art scene. They blazed a trail from Sydney in the late 1950s, to London in the swinging 60s, to New York City in the tumultuous Vietnam War years. Eventually, they settled at Lavender Bay, where Brett captured Sydney Harbour in his signature ultramarine blue. But there were dark times ahead – restless years of separation and addiction that ended with Wendy alone, building and tending her magnificent “Secret Garden”.
Kim Carpenter (The Book of Everything, Lulie the Iceberg, Monkey… Journey to the West) directs and designs, and Lucas Jervies (The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company) choreographs a visually ravishing production that conjures the joys, passions and struggles of Brett and Wendy’s relationship.
ARTIST TALK + Q&A
Sun 20 January at 4pm
Join the creative team behind the show to find out more about the research, the creation and staging of the show. Creator Kim Carpenter and Wendy Whiteley will be in attendance.
This event is free but requires registration.
“For flair and sheer visual pleasure, the company is streets ahead of anyone else” – Sun-Herald