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ADFAS Adelaide presents a program of nine lectures each year. Two special interest half days are also held when topics can be examined in more detail (there is an additional charge for these). We aim to foster an interest and promote the study of decorative and fine arts by offering high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including social history, architecture, music and sculpture. New members are always welcome and may join at any time during the year.  Morning Session and evening session are held but members may only attend the session to which they have subscribed.


Committee 2017

Margie Wilson
08 8271 3885

Deb Wallman
M: 0418 805231

Membership Secretary:
Sue Shaw
08 8379 0258

Programme for 2017


February 22
The History of the Harp: from Mediterranean Antiquity to 20th Century Europe
Sarah Deere – Jones*

April 5
Reliving the Past
Peter Stutchbury**

May 3
Design Matters: The Creation of Contemporary Bindings
Dominic Riley*

June 7
Fabulous Fiddles
Philip Bailey**

July 5
Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth
Gerald Deslandes*

August 2
The Industrial Revolution and the Decorative Arts
Andrew Spira*

September 6
To the Far Side of the World: Captain James Cook and the Enlightenment
Peer Warwick*

October 11
Celebration in Ancient Egyptian Art
Lucia Gahlin*

November 1
A Culture Broker’s Journey
Greag Mackie OAM**
preceded by Annual General Meeting (no Morning Session)

*Denotes NADFAS Lecturer
**Denotes Australian Lecturer

Venue and Time of Lectures

Morning Session:
Walkerville Town Hall, 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton
Lectures commence at 10:30am sharp
Evening Session:
The Auditorium, Living Choice Fullarton, 123 Fisher St, Fullarton
Lectures commence at 7:45pm sharp

Special Interest Half Days

Venue: 9:30am at The Auditorium, Living Choice Fullarton, 123 Fisher St, Fullarton

May 4
The Whole Art of the Book
Dominic Riley*

September 7
Leadership and Ice: Scott v. Shackleton
Peter Warwick*


Guests are most welcome to attend lectures for a fee of $25.00 each of $5.00 for members of another ADFAS society. Please give prior notice to Geraldine Jennings (0438 723 328) for the Morning Session and to Sue Shaw (8379 0258) for the Evening Session


The annual membership subscription is $145 single and $270 a double.

Special Interest Half Days are optional extras and there is a fee for each of these sessions.

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