Discovering Dobelloffers an intimate glimpse of William Dobell, one of Australia’s most important 20th century artists, whose heart remained anchored in the daily life of everyday people, from the streets of Depression-raked London to Sydney’s Kings Cross.
In association with Wakefield Press, the Museum has produced a major publication to accompany the exhibition Discovering Dobell,featuring a new insightful analysis and appraisal of Dobell’s achievement by Christopher Heathcote.
About the author:
Christopher Heathcote, one of Australia’s foremost art critics, has written extensively on a broad range of creators – from Arthur Boyd and Edvard Munch to Virginia Woolf and Michelangelo Antonioni. An authority in twentieth-century culture, he is the author of several books including the highly acclaimed Inside the Art Market: Australia’s galleries 1956–1976, as well as A Quiet Revolution: The rise of Australian art 1946–1968, considered the definitive account of the period. Dr Heathcote has also written several artist monographs, including A Quest for Enlightenment: The art of Roger Kemp and the groundbreaking Russell Drysdale: Defining the modern Australian landscape, which was published jointly by the Tarrawarra Museum of Art and Wakefield Press. He is a regular contributor to the current affairs journal Quadrant.