Sydney (Paddington)

Select Society

ABN: 93 683 036 082

ADFAS Sydney (Paddington) warmly welcomes members and visitors to enjoy vibrant lectures on art in its various forms, and afterwards light refreshments in convivial company.

Committee 2020

Chairman:
Brian Young
M: 0417 549 711

Joe Tesoriero
M: 0414 768 980

Secretary:
Jane Weatherall
M: 0438 606 766

 

Treasurer:
Andrew McWhinnie
Ph: 0410 412 615

Membership Secretary:
Leah Ferguson
Ph: 0418 226 213

Membership Enquiries: fergusonleah@yahoo.co.uk

Programme for 2020

12 March 2020
UNDER THE OPEN SKY
Ms Catherine Wallace 

Brings substantial knowledge and experience of the Newlyn and Lamorna artists from the Cornish colony.

16 April 2020
“AND SO TO BED”, THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS
Ms Susannah Fullerton

Pepys, a perceptive commentator, produced in shorthand a diary from 1660 to 1669.

21 May 2020
THE SCULPTURES OF PARTHENON
Mr Alan Read

The Parthenon of Athens, designed by the artist Pheidas, is lavishly decorated with marble sculptures, depicting Athenian cults and myths.

INTEREST DAY 1
22 May 2020
WHISTLER VERSUS RUSKIN: FLINGING A POT OF PAINT IN THE PUBLIC FACE
Mr Alan Read

18 June 2020
SIR JOSEPH BANKS: PASSIONATE PATRON
Mr Paul Brunton

Born 1743, Sir Joesph Banks, FRS, English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Highly praised for his 1766 expediton to Newfoundland and Labrador, and his collections, drawings and notes from his Australian voyage.

16 July 2020
DRESS DETECTIVE: MISS FISHER’S WARDROBE
Ms Kate Strasdin

Comfort, practicality, accentuating movement, women’s clothing of the 1920’s departed from earlier restrictive styles.

20 August 2020
PACKING UP THE NATION
Dr Caroline Shenton

A gripping and humourous account of the nation’s heritage as Britain faced Hitler’s imminent attack.

INTEREST DAY 2
21 August 2020
FROM FIRE TO REBUILDING & BOMBING TO RESTORATION
Dr Caroline Shenton

17 September 2020
THE AGE OF JAZZ
Mr Sandy Burnett

Enjoy a fascinating account of one of 20th Century’s significant musical genres. Hear the inside story from a musicologist and jazz musician who explores Ravel’s pre-impressions, and provides insights from early jazz recordings.

22 October 2020
UNDERSTANDING INGRES
Ms Kathleen McLauchlan

Following the classical traditon, Ingres painted portraits and nudes, albeit showing spatial and anotmical distortions.

INTEREST DAY 3
23 October 2020
REPIN & THE WANDERERS
Ms Kathleen McLauchlan

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES

Thursday Lectures: Paddington RSL Auditorium. 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
Time : 12 noon and 6:30 pm

Interest Days, on Fridays : The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Road Rose Bay
Time: 9:45 for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Parking at Lyne Park, New South Head Road, Rose Bay

MEMBERSHIP

Costs: $170 Full Year
           $85 after the fifth lecture
Guest: $25 per lecture
Interest Days, Cost per day: Member, $90; Guest, $100 

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Contact: Leah Ferguson (0418 226 213); fergusonleah@yahoo.co.uk