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.
Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
Aboriginal Culture Art & Culture Carpark International Public Toilet Walk Walks
Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 5:00 pm