[William Dobell]

Australia, 1966


On the tranquil shores of Lake Macquarie, William Dobell lives and works. He and Dame Mary Gilmore discuss his work and its development - rough sketches from real life later translated to danvas; commissioned portraits; and landscapes. Studies of some of his better known works are included. Contains some b&w footage.

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Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Dobell, William, Sir, 1899-1970

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painting - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - Technique

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portrait painting


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

People → Dobell, William, Sir, 1899-1970

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




Black and White and Colour


16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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