Melbourne

Postal Address:

ADFAS Melbourne
PO Box 931
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Contact & Membership Enquiries:
adfasmelbourne@gmail.com

ABN:  36 971 725 705

ADFAS Melbourne is a welcoming & friendly society presenting 9 to 10 lectures a year in the comfortable Lido Cinema complex at Hawthorn. In 2022 we have a wide range of interesting topics from an all-Australian line-up. Our normal program presents a range of impressive topics from Overseas and Australian specialist lecturers. These range from the visual arts, architecture, literature, gardens and jewellery. We keep members informed of our wonderfully presented and illustrated lectures with a monthly newsletter. Each lecture concludes with supper.  Members are very welcome to bring along a friend or prospective new member to most lectures with prior booking. A new member welcome evening is held each year to introduce them to the committee so that when they attend a lecture there is a friendly face in the crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience in Lido Cinema 1 – taken between lockdowns so socially distanced!

Committee 2022

Chairman  
Jane Sims

Treasurer
Alastair Thompson

Secretary
Julie Thompson


Membership Secretary
Veronica Rickard
0408 113 669
adfasmelbourne@gmail.com

ADFAS Melbourne Newsletter:
Enquiries/Contact:   
adfasmelbournenewsletter@gmail.com 

PROGRAMME FOR 2022

16 February 2022
Gabrielle Chanel: Sculptor in Fabric
Marina Hamilton-Craig
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

Chanel is considered by many as the greatest designer of all time. Her influence continues to this day with the famous “little black dress”, the woman’s suit, the quilted handbag, costume jewellery, and the phenomenally successful perfume Chanel No. 5.

Marina is a former Australian & overseas fashion editor whose interest has been the Life & Work of “Coco” Chanel.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

2 March 2022
Egypt, from the Tentmaker’s Khan to the City of the Dead
Jennifer Bowker
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

This lecture presents some of the textile traditions of Egypt from patchwork to weavers of silk & the Tentmakers of Old Cairo & their beautiful applique work.

Jennifer is an internationally awarded quilter who is also known for her work with women’s groups in countries she has lived in. She has taught widely in Europe, Asia & the USA.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

13 April 2022
Country Houses of Western Districts of Victoria
Richard Allen
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

The squattocracy of the Western Districts of Victoria were also investors & speculators in the 1870s. Their legacy remains today with the homesteads & gardens that date to that fabulous time.

Richard has been a journalist for over 20 years both in Australia & overseas. He is also the author of many well received illustrated books on Australia’s houses & gardens, including one on the history of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

11 May 2022
Rudyard Kipling: Novelist & Poet of Empire
Susannah Fullerton
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

Kipling has always been a controversial figure, an enigmatic & complicated man. Yet he has never ceased to delight a vast readership of young & old with his brilliant verse & prose. Susannah breathes life into his character.

Susannah needs little introduction to ADFAS Melbourne members. She has been passionate about literature for as long as she can remember & teaches literature courses in Sydney as well as leading popular literary tours to the UK, France & USA.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

8 June 2022
From Miami to Merricks: The Rise & Role of the Modern Sculpture Park
Geoffrey Edwards
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

As one of the oldest art forms, monumental sculpture has been presented in spectacular outdoor settings since antiquity. This lecture describes the creation of modern sculpture parks in the US, Japan, NZ & Australia.

Geoffrey consults widely to private corporations & government bodies. He is consultant curator of Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

13 July 2022
Florence Broadhurst: The Enigmatic Design Legend
Claudia Chan Shaw
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

Florence Broadhurst’s designs are as desirable today as they were in her lifetime. During her life she was the queen of re-invention & Claudia Chan Shaw takes a look at Florence Broadhurst’s fascinating & somewhat controversial life.

Claudia is perhaps best known as the co-host of ABC TV’s program “Collectors”. She leads well appreciated tours overseas where she shares her love of the Art Deco, history, art & design.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

10 August 2022
The Art Museum: Past, Present & Future from 1753…
Professor Jos Hackforth-Jones
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

This lecture will consider the birth of the British Museum & the Louvre as well as key moments in the history of the art museum in the 19th & 20th Centuries. There will also be a discussion of favourite museums of Europe, the US & Australia.

Now living in Sydney, Professor Hackforth-Jones is an Australian art historian who worked mainly in the UK. She has been a Director at Sotheby’s Institute of Art with an interest in Art & Authenticity and Art Business.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

7 September 2022
Women Artists in Australia Today
Julie Ewington
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

Women’s participation in Australian public cultural life is becoming increasingly understood, acknowledged & celebrated. This lecture considers contemporary Australian women artists & what they are making & doing today.

Over 4 decades Julie has contributed to Australian cultural life as a writer, curator & broadcaster & as an advocate for the visual arts.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

19 October 2022
Tokens of Regard: Antique Sentimental Jewellery
Charlotte Nattey
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

This lecture covers the subject of love tokens in jewellery. Butterflies & ivy, flowers & gemstones all have meaning & are a message from the giver to the recipient. The jewellery often celebrates special occasions from the joyous to the sad.

Charlotte has worked as a designer for couture houses in Rome and has her own business importing antique jewellery and sterling silver between the UK and Australia.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

9 November 2022
Renaissance Italian Villas & Gardens and their Afterlives
Kathleen Olive
Lido Cinema 1 at 8pm

Since antiquity Italian villas and their gardens have been much admired.  The style has inspired architects and garden design world-wide.

Kathleen is a cultural historian who lived & studied in Italy for a number of years & led cultural tours to Italy, Spain, France, Japan and the UK.

The AGM is generally held prior to the November lecture & the evening concludes with a Christmas themed supper.

Non-members of ADFAS Melbourne need to liaise with Veronica Rickard, Membership Secretary to make payment prior to registering using the Eventbrite booking site.

VENUE & LECTURE INFORMATION

Our lectures are held in the Lido Cinema 1, 675 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn 3122 @ 8pm.  The cinema is accessed via both a staircase and a lift from the arcade linking Glenferrie Road with the carpark directly behind the cinema.

Free public parking after 6pm is available behind the cinema and is accessed either via Linda Crescent or alternately opposite the cinema and accessed via Park Street or Wakefield Street.

For Membership enquiries contact Veronica Rickard mob: 0408 113 669.

Annual Subscription: Single $180; Couple $340.

Visitors and guests are welcome on payment of $30; Members of other Societies $25; Students $5.  Prior booking is essential via Eventbrite.  The link to each lecture is issued approximately two weeks prior to the lecture.

Admittance to each lecture requires display of a name-tag (members), QR code check in and double vaccination.