Lake Macquarie's brightest young artists shine at inaugural Young Dobell awards

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 16 2024 - 2:39pm, first published June 15 2024 - 6:36pm
Winners of the inaugural Young Dobell awards were praised as the exhibition was launched at the weekend. Pictures supplied
Winners of the inaugural Young Dobell awards were praised as the exhibition was launched at the weekend. Pictures supplied

The Hunter's most promising young artists have put the best of their work on show as part of an inaugural Lake Macquarie cultural festival named for the region's greatest artist's William Dobell.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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