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Sir William Dobell Honoured With New Arts Festival


One of Lake Macquarie’s most famous names has inspired a new month-long celebration of art and performance. Starting on 1 June, the Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival will be a month-long celebration of art and creativity, shaped by the works and life of Lake Macquarie’s most famous artist, Sir William Dobell.

 

Lake Macquarie City Council Lifelong Learning and Engagement Coordinator Jess Dowdell said the festival would explore passion, innovation, fringe arts, experimentation and creative excellence – all central to Dobell’s work.


“Dobell was a pioneer in his day, breaking the rules and creating new styles,” she said.


“The Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival is all about allowing creatives to engage with communities and explore their passions.”