Dobell House

Situated at Wangi Wangi on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie is the National Heritage listed Dobell House, the home and studio of the late Sir William Dobell, one of Australia’s most famous painters.

The home and its contents offer a unique experience of the life and work of Wangi’s “Gentle Genius”.

An extensive exhibition, “Dobell, his Life and Art”, is permanently on display. It is made up of 5 panels dedicated to Dobell’s life interspersed with 60 images of his works from 1927 to the time of his death in 1970. A further 8 panels, displaying 85 images, highlight the four major eras of his work – London, Sydney, New Guinea and Wangi.

The gardens around Dobell House have been restored to their heritage condition with an emphasis on plant species popular when Sir William lived there. They also contain many of his original plantings which are all clearly identified for visitors with individual plaques.

Regular opening hours: 1pm to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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