Fleurieu

ADFAS Fleurieu welcomes you.

ADFAS Fleurieu is its ninth year of operation with approximately 100 members. We serve a wide area of the country areas south of Adelaide and are proud to be able to offer the ADFAS program to our loyal supporters and guests.

We offer a program of seven illustrated lectures, presented by UK and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields. We also support local youth to engage in the arts.

Lectures:

Venue:
Lectures are held at The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor on the programed dates. Parking is available across the road.

Time:
Lectures are always on a Monday and begin at 10:30 am, with refreshments served from approximately 9:45.

Program
Find full details of the 2023 program here

Membership:
Annual membership – $150 for returning members, $160 for new members
Click here to join or email: fleurieu@adfas.org.au

Guests welcome:
$30 per lecture – payable at the door. Credit card facilities are available.
Bookings are not required unless numbers are limited by government restrictions or at specified events. All bookings will be acknowledged.

Contact:
For all enquiries please email: fleurieu@adfas.org.au
Postal Address: PO Box 602 Victor Harbor SA 5211
ABN: 88 767 210 464

Committee 2023
Chair: Margaret Tuffin
Treasurer: Jenny Meacham
Secretary / Membership: Brian Tuffin   Ph: 0479174300

2023 PROGRAM

Monday 13 February 2023
The Spiritual Roman
Presented by Rob Kirk
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

Alongside the militaristic and brutal culture of ancient Rome went a spiritual life that expressed itself in beautiful artifacts, some of which will be on view. This lecture looks at these and at how ancient beliefs can still underpin modern ideas.

Rob Kirk is an academic and consulting geologist with a long-time interest in history, antiquities and collecting.

Photo courtesy Matthias Kabel

Monday 20 March 2023
1968: the year that changed the direction of art
Presented by: Anna Moszynska
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

A series of major events shook the world in 1968 and many artists responded to the challenges presented by assassinations, political upheavals and war.

Anna Moszynska is a lecturer and writer specialising in contemporary art.

Monday 22 May 2023
The Story of the Crystal Palace
Presented by Ian Gledhill
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

Originally designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, then transported to Sydenham, the Crystal Palace was a masterpiece in iron and glass building. Learn about this iconic building and the genius who designed it.

Ian Gledhill is an engineer with a love of history and architecture.

Monday 24 July 2023
The Age of Jazz
Presented by Sandy Burnett
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

Jazz is one of the 20th century’s most important and influential musical genres. From its beginnings through to the Second World War and beyond, our lecturer sheds light on jazz from the inside.

Sandy Burnett is a musicologist whose career combines broadcasting, performing and lecturing.

Monday 28 August 2023
Portraits in Stone: the great cathedrals of medieval England
Presented by Mark Cottle
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

The medieval cathedrals of England were built over a span of 500 years, arguably the greatest architectural achievement in English history. The lecture covers some of the fascinating figures and events behind this feat.

Mark Cottle is a lecturer in medieval and Tudor history.

Photo courtesy of Antony McCallum

Monday 25 September 2023
Dressed to thrill: the art of the Japanese kimono
Presented by Marie Conte-Helm
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

Rich in symbolism and encapsulating the best in textile design and techniques through the ages, the kimono has a fascinating history.

Marie Conte-Helm is an expert in Asian art and has held senior academic appointments at a number of UK universities.

Monday 23 October 2023
This lecture will be preceded by the ADFAS Fleurieu Annual General Meeting
Palmyra: bride of the desert
Presented by Paul Roberts
Venue & Time: The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor. 10:30 am

Palmyra was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world. As part of the silk route through the Syrian desert, Palmyra’s splendid monuments reflected her wealth and power.

Paul Roberts has an academic background in antiquities and has travelled and lectured extensively.

Photo courtesy The New Palmyra Project

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES
ADFAS Fleurieu lectures are presented at:
The Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor

Lectures generally begin at 10:30 am and are of approximately an hour’s duration.

COVID measures as recommended by the SA Government are observed at our meetings.

MEMBERSHIP
Membership of ADFAS Fleurieu for 2023 is $150 for returning members, $160 for new members

VISITORS
Where numbers permit, visitors may attend at a cost of $30 per lecture, payable upon entry. Credit card facilities are available. Enquiries should be made to fleurieu@adfas.org.au

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Enquiries about membership should be made to fleurieu@adfas.org.au