During the school holidays we spent some time up in the Hunter Valley and during our visit my hubby discovered that Dobell house was not too far away. Dobell house was the home and studio of Sir William Dobell, multi Archibald Prize winning and Wynne prize winning Australian artist. Dobell died in the early 1970s but his house was rescued by a local lady from being sold off as he didn’t have any family to pass it down to. It has been set up as it was when he passed away (in the kitchen of Dobell house!) and visitors can wander around his studio space and get up close to his easel, brushes and palette. There is something very exciting about seeing a prize winning artists palette for me.
I really enjoyed wandering around the house and as a bonus I was able to see the very window and view which he painted his Wynne Prize winning oil, ‘Storm approaching Wangi’. If you are in the Newcastle area its worth dropping in for a visit. Here’s a few photos I took while visiting: