Our Work

Australian Drawing Biennial

Art Gallery NSW

Held every two years, this is an AGNSW-curated and themed drawing exhibition of invited artists from around Australia.

The Dobell Drawing Prize

National Art School

The new Dobell Drawing Prize will run in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Dobell Exhibition Grant

Museum & Galleries NSW

Supporting Museums & Galleries NSW to offer $40,000 in funding to one NSW regional gallery per annum.

Dobell Drawing School

National Art School

Each year the Foundation funds the Dobell Drawing School for Year 11 Students at the National Art School.

22 Years | 199 Schools | 1353 Students

Regional Teacher Training

National Art School

Funding two intensive weekend drawing workshops for 20 Visual Arts teachers in regional NSW.

Art Express Award

Art Gallery NSW

The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation gives an award every year to the best performing art faculty in a secondary school that has students exhibiting in Art Express.

Learning Curve Lecture Series

Art Gallery Society

The Dobell Foundation sponsors the Art Gallery Society’s Learning Curve lecture series.

Artist in Residence Scholarship


Each year the Dobell Foundation provides scholarship funding support to a selected Artist as part of the Bundanon Artist In Residence program.