Postal Address:

ADFAS Fleurieu
PO Box 602
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Contact: fleurieu@adfas.org.au

ABN: 88 767 210 464

With a membership of over a hundred, ADFAS Fleurieu this year offers a programme of lectures on topics of both local and more general interest, presented by South Australian lecturers suggested or recommended by our members.

Committee 2021

Anne Butcher
Ph: 0408 267 511

Margaret Tuffin
Ph: 0410 282 332

Jenny Meacham
Ph: 0439 993 304


Membership Secretary:
Brian Tuffin
Ph: 0452 556 193

Membership Enquiries: fleurieu@adfas.org.au
Ph: 0452 556 193


15 February 2021
Behind the Streets of Adelaide
Live lecture

Our presenter introduces us to the men and women whose names are commemorated in the streets and squares of the City of Adelaide.

Jeff Nicholas is a retired academic from Flinders University.

15 March 2021
For the love of flowers: tracing a floral history of art
Live lecture

Taking inspiration from the international collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia, our presenter demonstrates how flowers have always played an important role in the history of art.

Tansy Curtin is the Curator of International Art pre-1980 at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

3 May 2021
The Art of Architecture
Live lecture

Our presenter poses the question, “Is it still possible to achieve timeless, beautiful architecture in the fast-paced modern world?”

Max Pritchard is an award winning South Australian architect who draws inspiration from his childhood on Kangaroo Island, travel and his work as a builder.

7 June 2021
A tale of two studios: Hans and Nora Heysen
Live lecture

Hans Heysen is a famous name in Australian art, his daughter Nora is less well known.

Our presenter brings Nora out of the shadows and reveals her talents as a war artist and Archibald Prize winner.

John Neylon is a South Australian arts writer, educator and critic.

5 July 2021
The David Roche Foundation
Live lecture

Fermoy House on Melbourne Street North Adelaide, houses a treasure trove of some of the world’s finest porcelain, paintings and furnishings as well as toys, money boxes and other collectables. Our presenter takes us through the collection and shows us the man for whom collecting was an obsession. Generously willed to the nation, the collection is now available for us to enjoy.

Robert Reason is the Museum Director of The David Roche Foundation with extensive qualifications and experience in the decorative arts.

2 August 2021
Music and the Church
Live lecture
Colin Macdonald

The Church was the major employer and patron of musicians and composers for centuries but the relationship has not always been straightforward, with controversy raging about the role of music in religious services. Our presenter will help us understand the various views of this role and will demonstrate with interludes of music.

Colin Macdonald is a law graduate who has presented classical music on the ABC and sung in an Anglican choir.

6 September 2021
In and English Country Garden
Live lecture

From grand landscapes to allotments by the railway lines, the English are mad about gardens and gardening. Starting with the more than century-old Chelsea Flower Show our presenter guides us through all the various expressions of the English national past time of gardening.

Richard Heathcote is a past Director of Carrick Hill in Adelaide and has also managed Rippon Lea in Melbourne. He presented ABC TV’s This New Eden and has also broadcast on heritage buildings and art.

11 October 2021
William Morris in South Australia
Live lecture
Michele HILL

Starting with a brief introduction to the life of William Morris, our presenter then explains why South Australia has one of the biggest collections of William Morris furnishings outside of the UK. The Barr-Smith family alone were the biggest international client of Morris and Co in the 1800s.

Michele Hill developed an interest in William Morris designs when she took up quilting as a diversion from her nursing career. Her hobby has since led to opportunities to share her passion for William Morris designs through travel, lecturing and publishing.


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.

Because of current physical distancing requirements seating is limited and bookings are essential. While priority is given to members, we are usually able to accommodate a small number of visitors.


Membership of ADFAS Fleurieu for 2021 is $130.


Where numbers permit, visitors may attend at a cost of $25 per lecture, payable upon entry. No credit card facilities are available.

Enquiries should be made to fleurieu@adfas.org.au 


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