Blue Mountains (Wentworth Falls)
ADFAS Blue Mountains
PO Box 100
Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
ABN: 54 699 436 472
ADFAS Blue Mountains provides for its members a yearly program of illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields.
It is with great sadness we advise the passing of our Chairman, Murray Wilcox on the morning of 8 November. He was Chairman of ADFAS Blue Mountains from 2016. Murray was committed to all that is good and decent about Australian culture – human rights, conservation and the Arts. Murray’s intelligence, humour and generosity be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Programme for 2019
Anthony Trollope: His Life and Works
Ms.Susannah FULLERTON BA MSc (Arts)
Lecturer Susannah will once again begin our ADFAS year with another fascinating lecture on a great writer – Anthony Trollope. He was one of the most prolific of Victorian novelists penning 47 novels, as well as biographies and travel books. He created the imaginary county of Barsetshire and his Barsetshire novels have remained his most popular.
Emerging From The Shadows: Goya’s Self-Portraits
Goya’s self-portraits are discussed in order to shed light on the turbulent times in which he lived, his illness and his sense of identity. He will be revealed through his depictions of himself, frequently in shadows or silhouetted and against a backdrop of a Bourbon monarchy in crisis.
“Telling our stories” Images and Ideas in Three Waves of Australian Film.
Ms. Karen PEARLMAN PHD
This lecture will look at examples from three ‘waves’ of Australian cinema from the late 1970’s until the present day and consider the different ways our film industry tells ‘our stories’ and projects an image of Australia to the world.
Laura Knight: from Newlyn to Nuremberg
Mr. Bernard ALLAN MA BA (Hons)
From a humble background and limited training, Laura Knight became one of Britain’s best known artists and the first female Royal Academician since the 18th Century. During WWII she received several official commissions, culminating in her famous depiction of the Nuremberg trials of 1946, where she was THE official artist.
Response to Place: Art and the Environment – the Artworks of Turpin + Crawford Studio
Ms.Jennifer TURPIN BA (Hons) Fine Arts B Vis Arts
This is a journey through the kinetic environmental artworks of public artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford, presenting videos and images of their environmentally responsive artworks. Jennifer will show how nature’s elemental energies can transform everyday life in cities and towns.
Ruling from behind the Yellow Silk Screen. The Dowager Empress Cixi – Effective Ruler of China
Mr David ROSIER
Cixi’s rise from relative obscurity as a low ranking Imperial Consort to Dowager Empress will be explored as will her strategy to preserve and strengthen Imperial rule whilst modernising China. We will hear about Cixi’s private life in her beloved Summer Palace and her passion for art, fashion and the natural world.
Royal Jewels and the American Heiress. Antique Treasures for the New World.
Mr Andrew PRINCE
Andrew traces the history of legendary European and Russian royal jewellery collections, their dispersal to increasingly wealthy Americans and then through marriage to the British aristocracy. With the subsequent decline of aristocratic power these collections can now be seen in the world’s great museums.
Living without Architecture – the story of the Prefabricated Home
Mr Colin DAVIES
Colin’s lecture explores the past, present, and potential of prefabricated housing. In the early 20th century a group of progressive architects dreamt of changing the world by revolutionising the ordinary house believing that they should be made in factories, just like cars.
The Power and the Glory of British Country Houses – their Evolution and Changing Role.
Mr Anthony RUSSELL
This journey through the history of these houses illustrates the most magnificent examples in all their grandeur and beauty, while considering the impact they have had on society and its development. It examines how we should look on them today and how they can survive and evolve in the future.
VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES
Lectures are held on Fridays at 1.30pm for 2.00pm start.
The School of Arts
Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls
(Parking at rear of hall)
MEMBERSHIP: $150.00 annually
PENSION CARD HOLDERS $20.00
MEMBERS OF OTHER ADFAS SOCIETIES $10.00