Spotlight: The legacy of William Dobell
A look at one of Australia's greatest artists
Lecture / symposium
Among the artist’s paintings that are a treasured part of the Gallery’s collection, writer, broadcaster and journalist Scott Bevan will reveal stories from William Dobell’s dramatic life and career.
In his new book, Bill: the life of William Dobell, Scott explores how ambition and talent took a working-class boy a long way in the world, and how the critical reaction to one of his paintings almost destroyed Dobell.
This spotlight talk is part of the Third Sundays at the Gallery program, a State Street Learning for Life initiative.
Sunday 16 November 2014, 12pm
Duration 30 minutes
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Related programs: Third Sundays at the Gallery
Related galleries: Australian galleries
Image: William Dobell Self portrait (detail) © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation