ADFAS is open to everyone and new members are always very welcome
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who is interested in a particular lecture topic may attend as a Visitor. Bookings are essential so please contact your nearest society to make your Booking. Some societies limit the number of times a Visitor may attend in one calendar year. Find more about Lecture Bookings from your nearest Society
ADFAS Societies across Australia have a huge range of monthly lecture topics. You can find their Annual Programs listed here -> Societies
Absolutely not! All our members have a wide range of interests and only a few may be ‘artists’. Most are passionate about learning new things and interested in travel, art history, architecture, photography, music, ballet, sculpture, opera, collecting, theatre, and meeting like-minded people -> Societies
I like to travel around Australia. Can I visit other Society lectures?
Members are always welcome at any ADFAS Society across Australia. It’s a wonderful way to meet new friends, add interest to you holiday and hear a wider range of lectures. All dates and lecture topics are available on each Society webpage -> Societies
Most ADFAS Members actively support the Patricia Robertson Fund, set up in honour of our founder Patricia Robertson. This fund supports Australian Art Conservation students and experts to further valuable research activities to actively preserve our heritage -> Conservation & Philanthropy
ADFAS Members and friends participate in many local community activities such as documenting regional heritage buildings and guiding through galleries or buildings of historical interest. Societies also hold regular social outings and events for members -> ADFAS in the Community
You can definitely join ADFAS, and at a reduced fee too. Almost every ADFAS society supports young artists in a wide range of fields through local fundraising. Why not visit your nearest society and take your family and some friends along with you -> Young Arts
There isn’t an ADFAS Society near me and my friends would be interested in joining too. What should I do?
New societies are opening on a regular basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about setting up one near you. You will be supported through the process by the Association of ADFAS – and make many new friends and have a lot of fun along the way!