Access the Arts

with the

Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

ADFAS connects people with the arts and each other.


Lismore Regional Gallery

Flood Fundraiser

The Lismore Regional Gallery was entirely inundated by the catastrophic floods that ripped across the Northern Rivers region in February and March 2022.

Exhibitions and artworks containing more than seventy years of history were damaged or lost, with the majority collection, comprising approximately 1400 paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics, entirely immersed in water.

Click here to donate to the Lismore Regional Gallery
help them recover and become a thriving space again.


Access the Arts with ADFAS



ADFAS is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, providing superbly illustrated, informative and entertaining lecture presentations on many diverse topics relating to the arts. ADFAS has around 6500 members in 38 Societies across regional and metropolitan Australia.


To learn more about the arts in a friendly welcoming environment of learning. To enjoy cultural and social opportunities and make new friends over a glass of wine and canapés – we look forward to seeing you there! Read more about ADFAS


They are recognised experts and passionate in their fields of interest. They can be international or local speakers drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds.


Our societies support young artists or support young people to engage in the arts, many record the objects inside churches, or the histories of churches and Schools of the Arts buildings. The Association also supports young conservators through our philanthropic fund the Patricia Robertson Fund.


Art Talks

Take a moment to enjoy some of our curated 10 minute talks by art experts from across the world about art, inspiration and creativity. Thought provoking and entertaining, they give you a small taste of what being a member of ADFAS can offer.

Great Reading

Discover wonderful stories from members and societies across Australia. From ‘A Day at the Louisana Museum of Modern Art Denmark’ to ‘How do you introduce Australian indigenous art to the people of China?’, you’ll find many fascinating articles to keep you engaged and entertained.

ADFAS Insights

Welcome to the latest edition of ADFAS Insights. While this year has not quite gone to plan, we’ve all learnt so much about technology, being flexible and been reminded of the important role our ADFAS community plays in our lives. Surprisingly, this year has also brought wonderful opportunities, like our first live Zoom Webinar…

Useful Links

It’s time to take a magic carpet ride through the internet. To make life simple we’ve selected a few fascinating ‘links’ so you can visit some fabulous exhibitions, stories, galleries or places of interest. Click onto a ‘link’ to start your magical journey.


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Mailing Address

PO Box 19
Toormina NSW 2452