Dobell House is a National Heritage Home and the Studio of Sir William Dobell, three times Archibald Prize Winner and is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. We will be greeted with a Morning Tea and presentation of the life of Dobell with the history of the house, then you can experience the House and Studio at your leisure. Enjoying the extensive exhibition “Dobell, his Life and Art”. View memorabilia and photos of his life as well as a 1963 radio interview.
A half hour trip to Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and quick stop for lunch (or sandwich pick up, depending on time).
Lake Macquarie Art Gallery is Located on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, the leafy grounds include the award-winning gallery with state-of-the-art seminar facilities, a sculpture park, mosaic pathways. The collection includes works on paper, photographic and schultural works donated by many gifted artists and acquisitions, also including a number of William Dobell paintings.
SCHEDULE Friday 6th April, 2018 – 8:00 for 8:15am SHARP Leave Hazelhurst (Meet in Talara Rd 8:00 am bus departs 8:15 am sharp)
11 am Approx arrival Dobell House
1:00pm Board Bus (A quick stop for lunch or pick up a sandwich to take with, depending on time, possibly Toronto Workers Club (Lunch at own expense)
1:45pm Approx Arrival Art Gallery of Port Macquarie.
3:15pm Board bus for return trip
6:00pm Approx Arrival Hazelhurst due to traffic
Cost: $ 80 FOH Member $ 95 non-member (includes morning tea and entry to Dobell House – Note: lunch is NOT included)