Central Victoria (Kyneton Vic)

Postal Address:

ADFAS Central Victoria
PO Box 44
Kyneton VIC 3444

Contact: adfascenvic@gmail.com

Booking Enquiries:
For all booking enquires please contact
adfascenvic@gmail.com  or  Vaun Monk 0407 981 553 

ABN:  21 457 479 986


ADFAS Central Victoria (ADFAS CV) was formed in 2006 and is one of 38 ADFAS Societies in Australia.

ADFAS CV will provide for its members in 2021 a program of eight hour-long illustrated digital lectures on various aspects of the Arts, presented by six overseas and two Australian lecturers chosen for their specialist knowledge and experience.

As well as the digital lecture series, we will offer small face to face events for members within the COVID safe guidelines of the Victorian Government as the year progresses.

Committee 2021

Nicky Peters
Ph: 0400 958 449

Suzanne Harding
Ph: 0409 878 103

Diana Edwards
Ph: 0450 079 677

Membership Secretary
Vaun Monk
Ph: 0407 981 553


Melva Ryan
Christine Caley
Marion Waugh-Young
Renè Blazcak


ADFAS Central Victoria will hold eight digital lectures during the year as well as small face to face events as the year progresses.  To ensure the safety of ADFAS CV members, all face to face events will be conducted in accordance with Victoria Government Covid Safe requirements.   Additionally, we will work closely with each venue to assure optimum compliance of the guidelines.

Painting the Spanish Light
Ms Jacqueline Cockburn
Digital-available throughout February 

One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has become better known more recently. He lived from 1863 to 1923 and created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Some times a social painter, he was more concerned with capturing light falling on bodies and sea-scapes and his wonderful technique will be considered in this colourful lecture. 􏰀􏰇􏰚􏰖􏰗􏰏􏰙􏰈􏰉􏰏 􏰛􏰕􏰚􏰜􏰝􏰗􏰘􏰉

Jacqueline is the Managing Director of Art and Culture Andalucia. She runs residential courses in Andalucia, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region.   Her specialist field is Spanish Art


Literary England- My Top 10 Places to Visit
Ms Susannah Fullerton
Digital -available throughout April 

England is rich in literary connections of authors, of sites and of geographical area. Theres a library, houses large and small, churches, a graveyard and an ancient charitable institution.   An ADFAS favourite, Susannah will bring to life great English literary connections of authors, of sites and of geographical areas.

Having built a stellar career as a lecturer giving talks about famous writers, Susannah always presents in a unique style. Immensely entertaining, yet truly informative, you’ll just love listening to her talk about her favourite writers. In fact, you’d swear she knew them personally!

Portraits in Stone: The Great Cathedrals of Medieval England
Mr Mark Cottle
Digital  -available throughout May

Over a time span of five hundred years the great medieval cathedrals of England were built. This period marks the greatest single architectural achievement in English history. From Durham to Gloucester, the lecture follows the evolution of cathedral building with particular reference to structural and aesthetic details together with some of the fascinating figures and events behind them.

Born in the Isles of Scilly and educated at Truro School, Cornwall and Birmingham University, Mark’s career has been spent in education and training at home and abroad. He has lectured in Medieval and Tudor history, and on, Anglo Saxon and medieval England.

The Age of Jazz
Mr Sandy Burnett
Digital  -available throughout June

Sandy Burnetts lecture covers the early years of jazz from its very beginnings and the first ever recordings made just over a century ago through to the start of the Second World War. His illustrations range from early pre-impressions by Maurice Ravel and others through to classics by Louis Armstrongs Hot Five and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the dawn of the Swing Era.

Sandy enjoys a career that embraces broadcasting, conducting and communication has passion for music.  He is a highly sought after double bassist on the London jazz scene.

The Sculptures of the Parthenon
Mr Alan Read
Digital -available throughout June 

In the two centuries since they were removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, the meaning and significance of the Elgin Marbleshas changed dramatically. From architectural decoration to disputed cultural objects this lecture looks at the response to them over their time in Britain, from the original controversy over their purchase to the current debate surrounding the restitution to Athens.

Alan holds a Master’s and First class honours degree in History of Art from Birbeck College, London.  He is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery

The Golden Age of Venetian Glass
Ms Jane Gardiner
Digital -available throughout August

We will look at the stylistic development of glass produced in Venice from the late 15th century to the late 17th century, seen through actual objects and through paintings, the early history of glassmaking in Venice, the material itself and the techniques involved in forming and decorating the pieces. We will dis- cuss the fashion for richly coloured and enamelled glass, and the sources of inspiration behind them.

Jane Gardiner has an MA History of Art from the university of London.  She trained at the Victoria and Albert Museum and continues to lecture there.  Jane was a senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for 17 years, becoming a Deputy Director of Sotheby’s, UK

Australian Landscape Artists
Mr Nick Gordon
Digital -available throughout September  

It is often said that the Australian landscape – its colours, the intensity of light, the strange forms of its mountains and flora – posed unique problems for artists trained in a European tradition. But the history of Australian landscape painting is far more complex.

 Nick Gordon is an artist who works across painting, sculpture and photography His work focuses on finding harmonies among disparate elements of urbanism from the microchip to music, traffic ad the various techniques used to map urban spaces past and present.

Blooming Marvels: The Global Art History of Flowers
Dr Sam Bowker
Digital -available throughout  October 

This lecture travels the world in search of exquisite and compelling flowers. Along the way there will be drugs, erotica, jail, science, secret messages, economics, war, extinction and Instagram, Monet’s garden and Van Gogh’ssunflowers.

Sam Bowker is a lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia.  He completed his PhD at The Australian National University in 2011 and has published on aspects of Khayamiya since 2012.


All 2021 lectures will be in Digital format.  The lecture link will be sent to your email address and the link will be accessible for 4 weeks.


Vaun Monk. 0407 981 553
Membership is accepted throughout the year and will available on a pro rata basis.

Single new membership      $185
Double new membership    $315


Due to the digital format this year, we are unable to offer guest passes.


Please call Nicky Peters on 0400 958 449

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