Museum & Galleries of NSW - 12 December 2019.


We are pleased to announce Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) as the recipient of the Dobell Exhibition Grant for 2020 for their exhibition Notes from the Field.

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum.

Notes from the Field explores the practice of fieldwork as a vital creative process by examining ways artists deploy fieldwork to undertake research, formulate ideas and express creativity.

The exhibition will be presented from 19 June – 30 August 2020 and is a collaboration between MAMA and the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture’s [B–CSC], celebrating its tenth anniversary and its significant contribution as a regional arts initiative. The exhibition is curated by Madelynne Cornish (B-CSC), Philip Samartzis (B-CSC) and Michael Moran (MAMA). Notes from the Field will include new artworks from national and international artists working across various disciplines including printmaking, photography, installation, moving image, sound, music and dance.

Central Estern Daily:

October 10 2019, By Alex Crowe


Playback, the third Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, will open at the Orange Regional Gallery on Friday.

The exhibition presents work by eight contemporary Australian artists, exploring history through crossovers between drawing and the moving image.

In Playback works by Vernon Ah Kee, Laura Hindmarsh, Locust Jones, Dorota Mytych, Jason Phu, Lucienne Rickard, Nick Strike and Sharon Goodwin, respond to images found in art history, archives, newspapers, cinema and online.

The ANU School of Art & Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Chris McAuliffe to the Sir William Dobell Chair in the Centre for Art History and Theory (School of Art & Design). The Chair is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, in memory of the Archibald prizewinning Australian artist. With a track record as an art historian, museum director and curator, Chris will contribute to CAHAT's teaching and research focus on Art History and Curatorship.

By Matthew Westwood, Arts Correspondent.

The spirit of William Dobell was at large last night when a photographic artist won the prestegious Dobell Prize for Drawing - near the site of a celebrated court case in which Dobell was accused of bending the rules in the 1943 Archibald Prize.

The Dobell Drawing Prize was won by Justine Varga, who used a photographic negative as the medium for her abstract drawing called Photogenic Drawing.

The annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition is one of the most dynamic and popular at the Art Gallery NSW.

Featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2018, ARTEXPRESS 2019 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.

In September 1979 Newcastle Region Art Gallery hosted the exhibition SODEISHA: Avant-Garde Japanese Ceramics featuring 32 members of the Sodeisha group of artists including founding members Kazuo Yagi (1918-1979), Osamu Suzuki (1926-2001) and Hikaru Yamada (1924-2001). The exhibition was an initiative of the Australian Gallery Directors Council in association with the Crafts Board of the Australia Council and toured six other capital city galleries until May 1981. At the conclusion of the tour, the Sodeisha group elected to gift 58 of the 62 works of art to Newcastle Art Gallery. Consequently, the Gallery holds one of the largest collections of Sodeisha ceramics by this important group of artists outside of Japan.