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ADFAS Fleurieu.
PO Box 602
Victor Harbour, South Australia 5211

ADFAS Fleurieu provides for its members a yearly program of lectures with visual presentation given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields. New members are always welcome and may join at any time during the year.

Contact: fleurieu@adfas.org.au

Committee 2018

Valerie Wyld
(08) 8552 5859

Vice Chairman:
Anne Butcher
0408 267 811

David Farwell
08 8552 4802

Membership Secretary:
Jen le Messurier
0417 084 003

Programme for 2018

Roland Penrose: The Friendly Surrealist
Monday 19 February
Antony Penrose 

Antony is the Co-Director of the Lee Miller Archives and the Penrose Collection.  As the son of the American photographer, Lee Miller, and Roland Penrose,  (surrealist artist and biographer of Picasso and Miro), Antony will give greater insight into the man who came from a family of strict Quakers and of how Roland Penrose became a key figure in Modern Art in the 20th C responsible for bringing Surrealism to Britain. Antony lectures widely and is known as a curator of photography, an artist and film maker in his own right.

The Canal Age
Monday 19th March

Dr Paul Atterbury

Antiques Road Show regular, art historian, curator, tour guide and broadcaster for over thirty years with a fascination for social history, Paul Atterbury returns to the Fleurieu with this in depth look at the history of the Canal Age in Britain. Paul explores the impact of the canals upon key artists, architects, engineers, designers and manufacturers of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.  His interest lead him to owning his own canal boat for some time, although the boat has since been sold.

Henry VIII and Secular Splendour
Monday 7th May
Nicole Mezey

By the time of his death, Henry VIII was the possessor of 55 palaces, paintings including portraits by Holbein and the largest ever collection of tapestry.  Nicole Mezey will look at some of Henry VIII’s sumptuous secular collections and at his incentives to capitalize on the arts. Nicole studied Art History at the Universities of Sussex, York and Paris; was Senior lecturer at Queens University until 2009 and currently is a freelance lecturer working for the National Trust, Queen’s University and private cultural bodies.


Pompeii: Digging Deeper with the Muddy Archaeologist
Monday 2nd July
Gillian Hovell BA (Hons)                 

Gillian Hovell is a passionate proponent of ancient history, archaeology and Latin. Having worked for BBC Television, she went on to become an award winning freelance writer, author and public speaker specializing in archaeology, prehistory and in the Greek and Roman eras. Gillian’s lecture will illustrate how Pompeii’s survival gives us a glimpse of the Roman Empire in all its vastness.  Its triumph and tragedy still speak to us across millennia.


Art Nouveau: Art and Design 1900
Monday 6th August
Anne Anderson  

Art historian, archaeologist, specialist in the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Modernism, currently course director in the V&A Learning Academy delivering courses on the Arts and Crafts of 20th century design, Anne has also published books on Roman pottery, Art Deco teapots and Edward Burne-Jones. Anne will focus on the designers working in France and Belgium including Alphonse Mucha, premier poster designer; Rene Lalique producer of the finest jewellery, Hector Guimard, creator of the Paris Metro; Victor Horta who fashioned the first Art Nouveau house in 1893 and Emile Galle.


The world’s Most Expensive Art – Where Leonardo meets Picasso                                 
Monday 3rd September
Ian Swankie

Ian Swankie is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral and an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society. In this lecture Ian looks at the top end of the art market and examines beautiful and varied art including works by Picasso, Cezanne, Leonardo, Modligliani, Klimt, Bacon and Pollark and asks if they are really worth millions of dollars.


The Aztec Legacy: Continuity and Change
Monday 8th October
Chloe Sayer 

Chloe Sayer is an independent scholar, author and curator specializing in the art and culture of Latin America.  A fluent Spanish speaker, she has spent many years researching craft and textile skills, worked on a number of television documentaries about Mexico and Peru for Channel 4 and regularly leads cultural tours of Mexico. Chloe will offer greater insight into the breathtaking creative achievements of the Aztecs of Central Mexico despite the devastation of the Spanish conquest and look at the many Native arts and beliefs that have survived.




Lecture Venue

Lectures will be held at the Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor commencing at 10:30am on the dates listed above. Morning tea will be served at 9.45 a.m., price inclusive.

Membership Fees

Cost of membership in 2017 is $125 per person. Guests are most welcome. Cost: $25 per lecture

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