Molonglo Plains (Queanbeyan)

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Postal Address:

ADFAS Molonglo Plains
PO Box 1005
Queanbeyan NSW 2620

molongloplains2016_00Molonglo Plains will provide for its members and for visitors a program of eight illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields.

Committee 2017

Chairman:
Sally Osborne
Ph: (02) 6238 1273

Secretary:
Heidi Ramsay
Ph: 0430 450 061

Treasurer:
Susie Ryrie
Ph: (02) 6235 9129

Membership Secretary:
Lucy Costas
Ph: (02) 6299 1105
0437 538 529
Membership Enquiries: adfasmembersmolonglo@gmail.com

Programme for 2017

Thursday 16 March 2017
ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSES AND GARDENS
Paul Atterbury

The inimitable Paul Atterbury will talk on the changing face of styles and attitudes towards domestic housing and gardens at the end of the Victorian era. Inspired by pioneering designers such as William Morris by architects C.F,A. Voysey and Edwin Lutyens who, with writer Gertrude Jekyll, made gardening accessible, informal and universally popular.

Thursday 27 April 2017
AUSTRALIAN SILVER
Jolyon Warwick James

Australian silver of the 19th century can be described by the generic term “Colonial Silver” as its production reflected the style of the “Mother Country”. This lecture looks into how Australian silver developed over the years as well as obtained its own identity. Comparisons are made with silver of other countries which impacted on local designs.

Thursday 25 May 2017
TIBET – THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
Zara Fleming

An acknowledged expert on the region Zara Fleming introduces the history, art and culture of this extraordinary land from the time of the Great Tibetan Empire of the 6th to the 9th centuries up to the present. An exploration of the fascinating culture inspire by Buddhism along with an insight into current politics.

Thursday 29 June 2017
YEHUDI MENUHIN: PRODIGY AND PHENOMENON
Phillip Bailey

This lecture focuses on the remarkable careers of Yehudi, Hephzibah and Yaltah Menuhin, three consummate musicians who each had to deal with their often-complicated lives outside the concert hall. Topics explored such as precious violins, the architecture and furnishing of the Menuhin homes and the role played by a group of formidable women in supporting Yehudi’s quest to change the world for the better.

Thursday 20 July 2017
REMBRANDT’S VISION: DUTCH HISTORY PAINTING IN THE 17TH CENTURY
Sophie Oosterwijk

‘History painting’ was a special genre in the Dutch Republic with an emphasis on human drama and the human form, providing an excuse for depicting the female nude. Rembrandt developed his own very personal vision that can still move or disturb us in ways quite different from those of his contemporaries.

Thursday 24 August 2017
‘IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SWEETS’. (THE MAGIC OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S NUTCRACKER)
Nigel Bates

Nigel Bates has a gift in delighting audiences with his approach to the popular classics. At its first performance The Nutcracker was deemed a failure. Nigel takes a close look at how this well-loved ballet now takes its rightful place on stage with Tchaikovsky’s music, storytelling, design and dance.

Thursday 21 September 2017
THE CUISINE OF ART AND THE ART OF CUISINE
Ghislaine Howard

A painter of powerful and expressive means, Ghislaine brings us a feast for the eyes and tickles the taste buds, an inspiration for your cooking and looking. Featuring art, anecdotes and recipes from many of the Impressionist artists, particularly Toulouse Lautrec famous in his day for truly fabulous meals and infamous cookbook.

Thursday 26 October 2017
ROMANS AND ROSES: A HISTORY OF ITALIAN GARDENS
James Bolton

An exploration of Italian gardens from the 2nd century garden at Tivoli, which provided inspiration and building materials for generations of architects and garden makers, then from the 1500s an explosion of exciting gardens around villas outside Florence and Rome. The 20th century gardens are represented in this lecture by Landriana south of Rome and the spectacular garden of Ninfa where plants cascade over a ruined medieval Italian town.

Venue and time of lectures

Lectures are held on Thursdays at 2 pm at the Comfort Inn Airport International
57 Yass Road, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620, followed by afternoon tea.

Membership

Annual subscription is $140 for single membership and $230 for double membership.
Entry is by member name badge

Visitors

Visitors’ are most welcome.
The visitor fee is $25 per person with prior notice to the Membership Secretary.
Visitor gift vouchers are also available.

All Membership Enquiries

Lucy Costas
(02) 6299 1105 / 0437 538 529
adfasmembersmolonglo@gmail.com

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