Dobell House

Dobell House is the home and studio of Sir William Dobell, one of Australia's greatest artists, on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Explore Sir William's unique home with its original furniture, personal memorabilia and family mementos. Browse an extensive exhibition illustrating his life and work from the 1920s until his death at Wangi in 1970. Experience his studio just the way it was when he painted there. See what he saw when he painted some of his great paintings.

Listen to a 1963 radio interview in which Sir William talks about himself and his work, or watch a video program featuring another interview with him actually recorded in the House. Study a transcript of the famous 1944 courtcase when Dobell and the NSW Art Gallery were sued by two unsuccessful entrants in the 1943 Archibald who claimed Dobell's prize-winning painting of fellow artist Joshua Smith was not a portrait.

For more information: http://www.dobellhouse.org.au

Nearby events

  1. Kid's Fishing Workshop

    Thursday 24 January 2019 , Toronto

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing…

    24 Jan
  2. Lake Mac Festival

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Lake Macquarie Area

    A family friendly celebration on Australia Day with live music, kids’ activities, a movie on the big screen and a spectacular fireworks finale! Get in early to catch the family movie on the big screen, free kids' activities, and the…

    26 Jan
  3. Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

    Saturday 26 January 2019 to Saturday 23 March 2019 , Lake Macquarie Area

    Experience the passion at the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month you'll find the Speers Point Park promenade flanked by a vast range of farm fresh produce, gourmet foods and gifts. From…

    26 Jan - 23 Mar