Dobell Festival

1 – 30 JUNE – The Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of what is the essence of Sir William Dobell – passion, innovation, fringe, experimentation as well as
creative excellence.

The Festival includes a number of events in various venues across the lake including Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020 at the Museum of Art and Culture. This exhibition, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, presents the work of eight contemporary Australian artists who create extraordinary new worlds in drawings of great complexity and invention. The exhibiting artists are Martin Bell (Victoria), Matt Coyle (Tasmania), Nathan Hawkes (NSW), Danie Mellor (NSW), Peter Mungkuri (South Australia), Becc Ország (Victoria), Jack Stahel (NSW) and Helen Wright (Tasmania). Other events include ILL: A musical tribute to William Dobell with Wayne Rogers and Mary Russ; as well as five family-friendly art activities spread around Rathmines Theatre and the foreshore, which are based on Dobell’s works and designed for 6 – 14-year-olds, with parents supporting.

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