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ABN: 54 559 495 272

ADELAIDE

ADFAS Adelaide is one of thirty eight ADFAS societies in Australia associated with The Arts Society United Kingdom. ADFAS is a not for profit organisation run by a committee of volunteers. We offer nine high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including social history, landscape gardening and design, textiles and music. Six lecturers are from the United Kingdom and three from Australasia. All are specialists in their field. There are also two Special Interest Half Day lectures. Through funds raised from raffles and voluntary donations ADFAS Adelaide supports Young Arts in primary, secondary and tertiary education and other cultural development projects in metropolitan and regional South Australia. New members are welcome throughout the year.

ABN: 54 559 495 272

Committee 2020

Chairman:
Name: Alex Hagan
Ph:  0438 607 675

Secretary:
Name: Cath Kerry
Ph: 0407 606 421

Treasurer:
Name: Ross Burton
Ph: 0452 292 691

Membership Secretary:
Name: Gillian Potter
Ph: 0418 369 012

Assistant Membership Secretary:
Name: Margaret Stableford
Ph: 0407 070 722

Membership Enquiries: pottergk@bigpond.net.au or mstableford1@bigpond.com

Programme for 2020

 

19 February 2020
POWER BY DESIGN: Dictating the Hitler Brand
Charles Harris

In the hands of master propagandists of the Third Reich, posters became weapons of evil. The 1936 Olympics, autobahns, shiny VW’s, free radio and youth programmes papered Hitler with glory. Then as war breaks out, he galvanised German hearts and minds to hate the British. Focusing on 1933 -1940.

25 March 2020
WAR & PIECED: War time quilts, applique and geometric masterpieces
Annette Gero

War and Pieced showcases the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British Military and dress uniforms. Once termed “soldier’s quilts”, the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century.

 

6 May 2020
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: Letters and Diaries
Karin Fernald

The Crimean War took two years of Nightingale’s life. Much of the rest was spent writing, vividly and with black humour, on tough issues. This lecture deals with aspects of her life before and after the Crimean War. With paintings, sketches and portraits from the Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital.

17 June 2020
THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE
Max Pritchard

Max’s architecture provides a background for exploring the practice of architecture as an art form. Is it still possible to achieve timeless beautiful architecture in the fast paced modern world?

8 July 2020
OSCAR WILDE: Up close and personal
Giles Ramsay

“I put my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works”. This lecture examines the public and private life of one of the world’s most original and controversial artists.

5 August 2020
THE STORY OF CRYSTAL PALACE
Ian Gledhill

Originally designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, then transported to Sydenham and rebuilt and enlarged, the Crystal Palace was Joseph Paxton’s masterpiece. It was then the largest iron and glass building ever constructed and it dominated the south London skyline for over eighty years until its destruction by fire in 1936.

2 September 2020
EDVARD MUNCH: The man behind the madness
Brian Healey

Known worldwide for his legendary painting “The Scream”, few people know its long and tortuous prelude, nor its surprising aftermath. This lecture helps shed light on just what made this Norwegian artist tick, and just why his work became so central to the European expressionism and symbolist movements.

 

30 September 2020
THE EASTERN INFLUENCE IN EUROPEAN JEWELLERY
Patricia Law

The influence of the East on European jewellery pervades in all its aspects. This lecture looks at the gemstones that were traded and exported to Europe, such as pearls from the Indies in Roman times, and the gems in the crown jewels. With these gemstones came influences on styles and the way that jewellery was worn.

18 November 2020
AUSTRALIAN FILM: Defining moments in National Cinema
Karen Pearlman

(Preceded by Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm. NB: No Morning Session)

This lecture introduces some key moments in Australian Film History from the early 1900’s to the present and looks at the questions of how this country’s film industry and aesthetics have been profoundly shaped by the impediments and opportunities of government legislation. Enjoy the clips and images that reveal these defining moments.

Special Interest Half Days 2020

 

26 March 2020
UNDERSTANDING THE MAKING OF 19th CENTURY GEOMETRIC TEXTILES ART FROM MILITARY FABRICS
Annette Gero

This lecture discusses the extraordinary fabric that was used over two hundred years ago to make geometric and pictorial quilts that were made of tiny pieces with no seam allowances. The fabric is military uniform fabric, which does not fray, used from the Napoleonic Wars through to the end of the 19th Century. Annette will show slides and bring examples to illustrate these extraordinary quilts.

1 October 2020
THE FRENCH JEWEL HOUSES FROM 1900
KOH-I-NOOR THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT
Patricia Law

The French Jewel Houses from 1900:
This lecture follows the stylistic developments and trends of the major French jewel houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron. From the graceful and light Belle Epoque, through the colour and excitement of the Twenties, to the sombre monochrome of the Depression.

Koh-I-Noor the mountain of light:
They say that whoever owns the Koh-I-Noor rules the world. It currently resides with the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, but how did it get there and what has been its journey. Is it a charmed protector or a bloody curse?

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURE

MORNING SESSION
Walkerville Civic Centre, 66 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville.

Lectures commence at 10.30am. Morning tea is provided at the conclusion of the lecture.

EVENING SESSION
Auditorium, Living Choice Fullarton, 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton.

Lectures commence at 7.45pm. Wine and sandwiches are provided at the conclusion of the lecture

NB: Members may only attend the session to which they have subscribed

SPECIAL INTEREST HALF DAYS
Auditorium, Living Choice Fullarton, 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton.

Lectures commence at 10.00am

These are optional extras and an additional fee applies. Registration forms are sent out approximately one month prior to the lecture.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Single membership (9 lectures) $150.00

Double membership (9 lectures) $280.00

Pro rata rates apply after 1 July. Please contact the Membership Secretary for rates if joining after 1 July.

VISITORS

Guests are most welcome. A $25.00 fee applies or $15.00 if a member of another ADFAS Society. Prior notice is required.

Phone: Gill Potter 0418 369 012 or Margaret Stableford 0407 070 722

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Gill Potter email: pottergk@bigpond.net.au     OR

Margaret Stableford email: mstableford1@bigpond.com

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