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

ADFAS Fleurieu offers a friendly social gathering to enjoy entertaining speakers appealing to those interested in a wide range of topics, including, art, architecture, archaeology, music, fashion, history, and much more.

ADFAS lecturers are mostly from the UK and Australia. They are experts in their fields and are often curators of galleries or professionals who have written widely on their subject.

Overseas lecturers come to Australia and lecture exclusively to ADFAS members while on tour.

Contact: fleurieu@adfas.org.au

Membership Enquiries: adfasfleurieu@gmail.com

ABN: 88 767 210 464

Committee 2019

Val Wyld
(08) 8552 5859

Vice Chairman:
Anne Butcher
0408 267 511

Margaret Tuffin
(08) 8554 3029


Bruce Adams
(08) 8552 9926

Membership Secretary:
Brian Tuffin
(08) 8554 3029



Programme for 2019

Fakes and Forgeries
Monday 11 February
Hilary Kay 

Hilary Kay is an antiques expert, lecturer, broadcaster and author, best known for her many appearances on BBC TV’s The Antiques Roadshow. Having helped create and become head of Sotheby’s Collectors’ Department, at age 21, Hilary became the company’s youngest ever auctioneer. She currently presents and curates the online art appreciation course, The Art Institute, operating in the UK, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Canada and Eire. Hilary will draw us into the devious world of the master forger with illustrations of objects that have fooled the experts, from Botticelli to a bottle of gin.

Robert Hannaford: A Natural Eye
Monday 18 March – Bonus Lecture
John Neylon

John will fascinate us with insights into Robert Hannaford who is one of Australia’s foremost portrait artists. Hannaford has been a finalist in every Archibald Prize exhibition since 1991, and winner of the Archibald People’s Choice Prize on three occasions.

1066 AND ALL THAT: The Bayeux Tapestry – What does it really depict?
Monday 6 May
Martin Heard

Martin Heard studied Art History at Manchester University, took a detour into the world of IT, and is currently researching mainly English 18th and late 19th century French art and architecture. Martin looks at one of Europe’s best-known art treasures from the medieval period, the Bayeux Tapestry. The Tapestry depicts the events relating to the struggle for the succession to the English throne from 1064 to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The vivid detail of the Tapestry is an accurate illustration of the politics and social history of eleventh century life.

Breeches, Bonnets and Bags: British Fashion in Art Through the Centuries
Monday 1 July
Rosalind Whyte

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.

Ruins and Romance: Early women Travellers in the Middle East
Monday 5 August
Sue Rollin                 

Archaeologist, interpreter and lecturer, Sue Rollin includes three ancient Near Eastern and several modern European languages in her repertoire, has taught at various universities and interpreted for the EU and UN. Sue will examine the story of several extraordinary women who ventured to the Near East when travelling beyond Europe was largely a male preserve. Among these were Lady Mary Wortley Montagu who scandalised London society by joining her husband on his posting to Turkey in 1716 and Lady Hester Stanhope, the first European woman to visit Palmyra in 1813.

The Power and Glory of England’s Country Houses: Evolution and Changing Role
Monday 2 September
Anthony Russell  

Britain possesses arguably the finest ‘living’ stately homes in the world. Anthony will take us on a journey through their history showing magnificent examples in all their grandeur and beauty. He will consider the impact they had on society and its development, their changing roles and how they will survive and evolve in the future. Anthony Russell is a cultural historian, writer and artist who has travelled much of the world painting and lecturing. He spent six years as a consultant for Luke Hughes advising on the furniture needs of museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals throughout Britain.

Windsor Castle                                 
Monday 30 September
Tom Duncan

Windsor Castle is the oldest continually inhabited Royal residence. Most of the important figures in the arts have at one time or another been involved in its design, construction and decoration. Tom Duncan will give insight into the tragic fire of 1992, allowing him to review much of Windsor’s history, from William the Conqueror, through the changes under George IV and the extraordinary collections then amassed by the King, to the present day. Tom has lectured to heritage and artistic organisations nationally and internationally for many years.


Annual General Meeting of ADFAS Fleurieu
Monday 28 October

AGM to be followed by a mystery lecture – more details to be provided closer to the date. 



Venue and time of lectures

Lectures are held at: The GOSPEL CENTRE 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia
Lectures are usually of an hour’s duration, and begin at 10:30 a.m. with refreshments served from 9:45 a.m.


Membership of ADFAS Fleurieu for 2019 is $125.00 and allows entry to all lectures offered during the year. There is no requirement to book in advance.

There is no additional fee for joining and members who pay their subscription by the due date (this year 31 January 2019) receive a pass which entitles them to bring a guest, at no additional charge, to any one lecture of their choice. It is requested that those members intending to bring a guest to a particular lecture notify the membership secretary in advance so that adequate seating is guaranteed.


Visitors, not admitted as guests, are welcome to attend up to two lectures of their choice during the year upon payment at the door of $25 for each lecture. It is requested that those members intending to bring a guest to a particular lecture notify the membership secretary in advance so that adequate seating is guaranteed.

All Membership Enquiries

The membership secretary for ADFAS Fleurieu is Brian Tuffin and the email address for enquiries and notification of attendance is adfasfleurieu@gmail.com

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