Lake Macquarie City Council

Dobell Festival: The Artist and His Dogs

In this intimate set of photographs loaned from the AGNSW Archive Collection, we see a snippet of Dobell in his homelife, the artist with his dogs in Lake Macquarie.

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Jun 8, 2024 09:00

Event Ends

Aug 4, 2024 15:00

Venue

Museum of Art and Culture yapang

Location

First Street Booragul

At a young age, and while studying drawing at night, William Dobell found his first job as a ‘dog-walloper’. His duties in this job were to keep dogs from ruining shop display windows, by chasing them away.

As an artist who left school at the age of 14 to forge his own path, this interaction with man’s best friend grew as did his practice. In this intimate set of photographs loaned from the AGNSW Archive Collection, we see a snippet of Dobell in his homelife, the artist with his dogs in Lake Macquarie.

Image: Sir William Dobell with dog outside a house. Credit line: Cultural Collections, Lake Macquarie. 


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