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“William Dobell and his circle”

TarraWarra Museum of Art
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USD 511.78*
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Yarra Valley and Wineries Trike Day Tour for Two from Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. Summer Season - From Boxing Day to Australia Day the Museum is open 7 days per week. Entry prices are $10 Adults, $8 Seniors Card Holders, $5 Pensioners, Concession & Students, children under 12 Free. Some feature exhibitions attract different admission prices. The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government's philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Another fascinating exhibition at Tarrawarra. As well as giving visitors an insight into this great artists working methods through drawings and studies, there are major works on loan.
The works by Dobell are complemented by works from Tarrawarras collection representing many of the major artists from the period when Dobell was working.
A bonus for Melbourne locals is that most of these artists lived and worked in Sydney. The beautiful gallery and its setting make a visit enjoyable whatever is showing there.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

On the recommendation of friends, we visited this gallery and were delighted. The architecture itself is superb, the setting sublime, and the gallery itself was much larger and well stocked than we ever expected. They have an exhibition of William Dobell's work at the moment (and that of a group of his contemporaries) which is well worth the trip just to see that. And then every so often, there's a window framing the lovely Autumn setting outside - just beautiful

Thank jrandsk
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Everything about this museum was impressive - beautiful location, stunning architecture and well-curated exhibitions.

If using public transport from Melbourne, get the train to Lilyvale and connect with the 685 bus - it's within zone 2. Although there isn't a stop as such, the driver will let you off at the museum gate and collect you from there on its way back from Healesville - just wave as the bus approaches.

The Dobell exhibition was gorgeous and interesting, as was the accompanying Dobell's Circle exhibition.

There is also a cafe/restaurant on site with a fantastic outdoor seating area, and a winery with tasting cellar. I can't comment on these as I didn't use them but if they are up to the standard of everything else, you can't go wrong with an outing here.

Staff were welcoming and friendly to chat with.

Thank NZer_101
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Wine tasting ok. Didn't try the restaurant but it was busy and looked good. Bought a bottle of wine and sat outside and looked at the amazing view. The art gallery was amazing. Well worth a visit and make sure you watch the film on the artist

Thank Massagesue
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

A beautifully designed Gallery which hosted paintings by Louise Hearman. Enjoyed the exhibit and loved the way Louise used light and colour in her work. The design of the Gallery, allowed views of the outside grounds through long windows showing the beautiful autumnal trees and vineyard which is part of Tarrawarra Estate.

Thank maureene f
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