Pokolbin (Cessnock)

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Postal Address:

ADFAS Pokolbin
PO Box 386
CESSNOCK  NSW 2325

ADFAS Pokolbin provides for its members a yearly programme of illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge. We also arrange special functions such as screenings of selected films and excursions to special exhibitions. These events allow us to raise funds to support the Young Arts Program.

Visit the ADFAS Pokolbin Website

Contact: secretary@adfaspokolbin.org.au

Committee 2018

Chairman:
Heather Wilson
Ph. 0409 152 115

Secretary:
Judy Wearne
Ph. 0409 986 565

Treasurer:
Ray Jacomb
Ph. 0412 882 922

Programme for 2018

Abyssinia – 3000 years of Ethiopian Art and History
Monday 26th February, 2018
Christopher BRADLEY BEng (Hons) FRGS NADFAS

The ‘Hidden Land’ of Ethiopia retains many of its ancient traditions. In such a dramatic landscape, the most spectacular structures are the incredible rock-cut churches of Lalibela, the fabled castles of Gondar, and then there is the Ark of the Covenant….

 

Hardy Wilson
Monday 9th April, 2018

Ms. Jackie MENZIES OAM

William Hardy Wilson was an Australian artist, architect and author determined to make Australians aware of their early colonial heritage as Americans had become of theirs, Wilson began to make drawings of colonial

buildings in NSW and Tasmania. He looked at buildings with a painter’s eye as well as an architect’s, even noting the plants in their gardens.

 

Les Parisiennes
Monday 7th May, 2018

Ms. Anne SEBBA BA (Hons) NADFAS

Les Parisiennes is a story about women’s lives during the dark years of Nazi occupation and beyond and includes British and American women caught in Paris as well as native born resisters.

 

A new Black Identity – the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s
Monday 4th June, 2018
Dr. Matthew LAING
BA (Hons)

After World War I, a cultural awakening and a new Black identity emerged from an artistic era centered in the heart of New York. This era was called the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s and was the beginning of an acceptance” of Black artists, writers and poets in White America.

 

St. Petersburg – in the early 18th and 19th Century
Monday 9th July, 2018
Dr. Alexey MAKHROV PhD NADFAS

The lecture documents the development of St Petersburg, Russia, founded in 1703 as a Fortress in a remote area on the Baltic Sea, into one of the grandest cities of Europe. The planning and building of the city supervised by the Chancellery of Construction were based on rational principles which ensured the regularity, visual coherence and magnificence of its architecture.

 

Rossetti’s Women
Monday 6th August, 2018

Ms. Linda SMITH MA NADFAS

Gabriel Rossetti exerted a tremendous influence over British art towards the end of the nineteenth century.  From the days of his early involvement with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to his death, women were enormously important in both his life and his art. The lecture examines Rossetti’s paintings of these women in the rather complicated context of attitudes towards woman at the time.

 

Inn Insignia: the artwork and stories behind peculiar pub names
Monday 3rd September, 2018

John ERICSON NADFAS

Pubs and their signs are a fundamental part of British history and cultural heritage. In this colourful and entertaining lecture John shows some of the most interesting and distinctive signs before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names.

 

Art, Power and Money: the Life and World of Matthew Boulton
Monday 8th October, 2018

Martin ELLIS MA (Hons) AGMS FRSA NADFAS

The talk celebrates the achievement of Matthew Boulton, one of the most extraordinary figures of the 18th century. An entrepreneur and industrialist of brilliance, a visionary who changed the nature of manufacturing, Boulton stands at the very centre of the industrial and intellectual revolution which laid the foundations of the modern world.

Venue and Time of Lectures

All lectures will be held at The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, (CPAC) corner of Vincent St and Aberdare Rd, Cessnock. Evening Lectures start promptly at 7 pm, followed by wine and supper.

Guests

Visitors are welcome – $28.00 per lecture.
Visiting ADFAS Members – FREE
For more information please contact the Secretary on 0409 986 565

Membership

Annual membership is $180

Information

For any membership enquiries contact:

Judy Wearne  0409 986 565
secretary@adfaspokolbin.org.au

 

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