ADFAS Connected

Welcome to the website that

Connects our love of the arts with likeminded people
Connects with our communities through heritage and conservation
Connects people with the world of art through educational programs
Connects by sharing common interests and passions


Welcome to ADFAS Useful Links, where you can find links to
exhibitions and interesting webpages in Australia and across the world.


The Arts Society

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Our events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Our 90,000+ members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. Our strength is our people, joined together by a passion for the arts which can nourish and empower us all. Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.

NEW EXHIBITION: Captain Cook & the Art of Memorabilia

This exhibition unpacks the notion of memorabilia and memorialisation of Cook – what has been kept of Cook, recorded, photographed, souvenired, named and remembered in Australia in the 250 years since his landing and examines how contemporary and First Nations artists have responded to the symbol of Cook and empire to generate change. Robert Reason, Museum Director, The David Roche Foundation.

Notes From A Book Addict - Susannah Fullerton

In her free monthly newsletter, Notes from A Book Addict, Susannah, one of our favourite ADFAS Lecturers, shares all that she loves about literature at the moment. One of her most frequently received comments is, “Oh I wish I had had somebody like you teaching me English when I was at school.” 

If you have enjoyed Susannah’s talks, you’ll hear that same voice in her writing. Let Susannah be your literary guide.

Brilliant Ideas: Artist Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist, writer and broadcaster. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British “prejudices, fashions and foibles”. Wikipedia

Grayson Perry will present lectures to ADFAS audiences in 2021. READ MORE > LECTURES

Bendigo Art Gallery

‘Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion’
Exhibition (31 October 2020 – 17 January 2021)

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion brings together a selection of garments and textiles by First Nations designers and artists from around Australia. The exhibition features collections by Lyn-Al Young, Grace Lillian-Lee, Babbarra Women’s Centre, Maree Clarke, Lisa Waup x Verner, Hopevale Arts and Cultural centre and many more.

This is an excellent presentation of creative and innovation designs with brilliant close up detail and information. A must for dedicated textile lovers – and almost better than being there! (Helen Milne).