Adelaide

Postal Address:

ADFAS Adelaide
PO Box 565
WALKERVILLE  SA  5081

ABN: 54 559 495 272

Committee 2022

Chairman:
Name: Gill Potter
Ph: 
0418 369 012

Secretary:
Name: Sandie Meyer
Ph: 0417 841 925

Treasurer:
Name: Ross Burton
Ph: 0452 292 691

Membership Secretary:
Name: Margaret Stableford
Ph: 0407 070 722

Membership Enquiries:
Margaret Stableford
0407 070 722 or mstableford1@bigpond.com

ADFAS Adelaide is one of thirty eight ADFAS societies in Australia. ADFAS is a not for profit organisation run by a committee of volunteers. We aim to promote an interest in the study of decorative and fine arts by offering nine high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including social history, landscape gardening and design, architecture, textiles and music.

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste the world-famous wine regions only minutes from the city or indulge in award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide. Join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is home to Australia’s official best restaurant, hotel, wine, gin and beach. Source: South Australian Tourism Commission.

PROGRAMME FOR 2022

23 February 2022
Egypt from the Tent-maker’s Khan to the City of the Dead
Jennifer Bowker

Jenny was born in Australia and has an Arts Degree (Visual) from Australian National University, Canberra. She has been quilting since 1997 and is an internationally known and awarded quilter. Jenny has worked with women’s groups in Iran, Palestine and in many other developing countries as well as teaching widely in Europe, Asia and USA. She is also known for her work with the Egyptian Tentmakers – working with mostly men. In 2018 Jenny was given the award of Officer of the Order of Australia “For distinguished service to Australia-Middle East cultural relations.In this lecture, Jenny takes you on a journey through some of the lesser known textile traditions of Egypt, including patchwork projects with the wives and daughters in the City of the Dead, the women embroiderers of Akmeem and the Tentmakers of Old Cairo and their beautiful appliqué.

23 March 2022
Nora, Stella and Sybil
Gavin Fry

Gavin Fry is a writer, artist and museum professional with fifty years experience working in curatorial and management positions in Australian museums, galleries and educational institutions. He is the author of twenty-five books on Australian art and history and a large number of catalogue and journal essays. In retirement, Gavin has returned to his art training and exhibits as a painter in Newcastle and Melbourne. Gavin will speak about the three women, the only women, who worked as Official War Artists during World War Two: Nora Heysen, Stella Bowen and Sybil Craig. Each made a significant body of work, bringing fresh vision to the official expression of Australia at War.

4 May 2022
JANE AUSTEN: Her Life and Work
Susannah Fullerton

Susannah brings to life the lives and writings of great writers in her fascinating lectures. She is Australia’s most requested leader of literary tours to the UK, Italy, Ireland, USA and Europe. Having built a stellar career as alecturer giving talks about famous writers, Susannah always presents in a unique style – immensely entertaining, yet truly informative. Susannah is President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia and Lady Patroness of the International Heyer Society. In her lecture, Susannah shares her passion for Jane Austen’s novels and her interest in her life and times.Illustrations bring the Regency world to life and readings will remind audiences just how funny Jane Austen can be.

1 June 2022
Exploring Australia’s Greatest Collection
John Carty

John Carty is Head of Humanities at the South Australian Museum, where he is responsible for the most significant collections of Aboriginal art and cultural heritage in the world. He is Director of the National Centre for Aboriginal Languages and Music at the University of Adelaide. He is currently serving on the National Commission for UNESCO. For over twenty years he has worked extensively with Aboriginal custodians throughout Australia on art, history, heritage and museum projects. Some of his books include Balgo: Creating Country (2021) Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation (2015), Desert Lake: art, science and stories from Paruku (2014) and Ngaanyatjarra: art of the Lands (2012). He has curated several major exhibitions with Aboriginal custodians, which have toured Australia and internationally.The South Australian Museum holds the deepest, most diverse and most extraordinary collections of Aboriginal art and culture in Australia and represents one of the most important collections of human heritage on our planet. In this lecture, Professor John Carty will share the significance of these collections and explore their history and future.

6 July 2022
Art Deco Sydney: A persistent presence
Claudia Chan Shaw

Sydney born creative Claudia Chan Shaw has a multi-faceted career as a fashion designer, television and radio presenter, author, public speaker, installation artist, photo artist, and curator. She is perhaps best known for her role as co-host and presenter on ABC TV’s popular program, Collectors and her subsequent book Collectomania: From objects of desire to magnificent obsession. Claudia presents and produces Arts Friday on 89.7FM Eastside Radio and is a cultural tour leader for the Art Gallery Society NSW in association with Renaissance Tours. Join Claudia for an exploration of Art Deco Sydney, a visual culture defined not only through architecture but also through graphic and interior design, the decorative arts and photography.

3 August 2022
Leonardo Da Vinci’s La Bella Principessa: the real thing?
Jos Hackforth-Jones

Jos Hackforth-Jones is an Australian art historian who has worked mainly in the UK. She spent 16 years at Richmond, The American International University in London, completing her tenure as their first woman president. In 2008 she became Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In November 2019, Jos returned to Australia where she has been teaching ‘British Art and Empire’ and ‘The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future’ in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, where she is an Honorary Professor. This lecture explores the recent controversy surrounding two works attributed to Leonardo da Vinci in recent years: La Bella Principessa and Salvator Mundi. The former, La Bella Principessa, is still the subject of vigorous disagreement among experts. Salvator Mundi continues to be controversial but has generally been accepted in the art world. This lecture will explore the processes surrounding authentication and consider connoisseurship, science, fakes and forgeries, provenance research as well as key market and cultural forces at play.

31 August 2022
Four Women: Australian artists at the Venice Biennala
Julie Ewington

Julie is a nationally and internationally recognised authority on contemporary Australian art across a wide range of media and on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. She is currently working in Sydney as an independent writer and curator and for over four decades has contributed to In November 2019, Jos returned to Australia where she has been teaching ‘British Art and Empire’ and ‘The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future’ in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, where she is an Honorary Professor. This lecture explores the recent controversy surrounding two works attributed to Leonardo da Vinci in recent years: La Bella Principessa and Salvator Mundi. The former, La Bella Principessa, is still the subject of vigorous disagreement among experts. Salvator Mundi continues to be controversial but has generally been accepted in the art world. This lecture will explore the processes surrounding authentication and consider connoisseurship, science, fakes and forgeries, provenance research as well as key market and cultural forces at play. Australian cultural life as a writer, curator and broadcaster. Julie is currently the Chair of the Board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney and a member of the Board of the Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. In 2014 she received the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Award to honour her achievements as a curator and writer and as an advocate for the visual arts. Every two years an Australian artist is selected to represent this country in the official Australian Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia, the oldest and still perhaps the most prestigious of the many international contemporary art exhibitions across the globe. This lecture examines the last four artists who have exhibited in the Australian Pavilion. They are Simryn Gill (2013), Fiona Hall (2015), Tracey Moffatt (2017), and Angelica Mesiti (2019).

12 October 2022
Dirt, Dust and Discovery: Australian Goldfields Jewellery
Charlotte Nattey

Educated in the UK, Charlotte studied art and music in Florence. She is a graduate of St. Martins School of Art, London in design, majoring in fashion and dress. She lived in Rome and worked as a designer in the couture dress trade and as a freelance dress designer for Simonetta, Pucci and other couture houses. She has been a designer for London couture fashion as well as for major fashion houses in Sydney. Her interests encompass the fields of decorative & fine arts, antiques, gardens, music and fashion, with a fascination for design and its influence on our lives. The discovery of Gold in Australia in the 19th Century led to great prosperity, wealth and population growth. The distinct and often unique jewels that were created are a fascinating part of our history that are now highly sought after both here and overseas. In this talk we look at some of these lovely jewels and hear about some of the stories that are part of our ‘Goldfields Lore”.

9 November 2022
Carrick Hill : Inside and out, my vision for the future
Tony Kanellos

Tony Kanellos was Cultural Collection Manager at the Botanic Gardens and the Curator of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany from 2004 to 2020. He was responsible for the Museum of Economic Botany, Library, Art and Archive collections of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. He played a key role in the restoration of the Museum of Economic Botany and instigated the successful exhibition program. Between 2007 and 2010 Tony coordinated the effort that saw the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium become the first institution outside of North America to obtain accreditation with the American Association of Museums. When Tony left the Botanic Gardens on a high to go to Carrick Hill he said: “There are not many places that could lure me away from the Museum of Economic Botany and the Botanic Gardens – but there is something very special about Carrick Hill. The idea of Carrick Hill as historic house/museum, gallery and garden held in the public trust is something that sits well with who I am and what I want to do … “ In his lecture, Tony will focus predominantly on the beautiful gardens of Carrick Hill, examining the influence of arts and crafts on the Edwardian style garden created by Ursula Hayward.

SPECIAL INTEREST HALF DAY WITH TONY KANELLOS
Thursday 10 November 2022

Ursula Hayward chose specific aspects of an arts and crafts Edwardian style garden to be part of her grand view at Carrick Hill. The inner or formal garden contains a variety of roses, many unusual trees and plants and has stunning views from the lawn terraces to the city and coast. The English manor-style home, constructed of local Basket Range stone, was completed in 1939. It contains the unique private collection of two perceptive art connoisseurs, Ursula and Bill Hayward. Enjoy guided tours of the garden and treasures within the beautiful home.

Start time: 9.30am Finish time: 12.30pm (approx)
Devonshire tea will be served mid way.
Application forms to attend this event will be sent in August 2022.

Put the date in your diary now!

VENUE AND TIMES OF LECTURES

MORNING SESSION
St Andrews Church
43 Church Tce, Walkerville
Lectures commence at 10.30am
Morning Tea at 10.00 am

EVENING SESSION
Burnside City Uniting Church
384 Portrush Rd, Tusmore
Lectures begin at 7.30pm
Supper at 8.30 (approx)

How do I join?
Complete the new Membership application (or renewal) form. Anyone with an interest in the Arts can join and new members are welcome throughout the year. If joining after 1 July, contact the Membership Secretary for pro-rata membership rates.

How do I find out more?
Contact our Membership Secretary:
Margaret Stableford 0407 070 722 or mstableford1@bigpond.com

COVID-19 Vaccination

The ADFAS Adelaide Committee feels very strongly that all attendees at our lectures should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety and care of all others. All of the lecturers who will be speaking are required by ADFAS National to be fully vaccinated. ADFAS Adelaide will continue to follow the Government’s guidelines for a COVID-19 safe environment and expect that all members will assist in every possible way, particularly by being fully vaccinated.

SPECIAL INTEREST HALF DAYS
These are optional extras and an additional fee applies. Registration forms are sent out approximately one month prior to the lecture. 

MEMBERSHIP

Single membership (9 lectures) $150.00
Double membership (9 lectures) $280.00
Pro rata rates apply after 1 July. Please contact the Membership Secretary for rates if joining after 1 July.

VISITORS

Guests are most welcome. A $25.00 fee applies or $15.00 if a member of another ADFAS Society. Prior notice is required. Phone: Margaret Stableford 0407 070 722

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Margaret Stableford email: mstableford1@bigpond.com