Sydney (Paddington)

Membership Enquiries: freemane@bigpond.com

ABN: 93 683 036 082

Sydney, sited on beautiful Sydney Harbour, has attractive inlets, sailing boats, and popular beaches.  The Harbour site is complimented by numerous iconic features. These include Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Barangaroo, Queen Victoria Building, the Botanic Gardens, State Library, NSW Parliament House, NSW Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and National Maritime Museum.  All are easily accessible by various ferry, bus, heavy and light rail and taxi services.

ADFAS Sydney meets on eight Thursdays from March to October at 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm in the auditorium of Paddington-Woollahra RSL Club, about four kilometres from the CBD.  Attracting leading Australian experts in 2022, ADFAS Sydney presents annually a series of impressive lectures, and following each lecture, light refreshments are served.  In addition, Interest Days are held at Royal Sydney Golf Club through the year.

Committee 2022

Chairman:
Brian Young
M: 0417 549 711

Vice Chairman:
Joe Tesoriero
M: 0414 768 980

Treasurer:
Andrew McWhinnie
M: 0410 412 615

Secretary:
David Andrews
M: 0413 554 024


Membership Secretary:
Eleanor Freeman
Ph: 0400 328 715
freemane@bigpond.com

Interest days:
Lily Murray
Ph: 0417 287 380

Other members:
Anne Young
Neil Shannon
Jonathan Warre

PROGRAMME FOR 2022

10 March 2022
Streams of Fire and tongues of Flame: A Short History of the Art of Glass
GEOFFERY EDWARDS

Point Leo’s consultant Sculpture Park, freelance curator, former Director of the Geelong Art Gallery and author of various monographs and exhibition catalogues.

14 April 2022
The Queen’s Diamond Collection
ADRIAN DICKENS

Jeweller with 40 years’ experience, managed well-established jewellery retailers and founder of Circa AD Jewels.

19 May 2022
A Painter in Revolutionary Times: John Singleton Copley and the American Revolution, 1760-1780
PETER MCPHEE

Former History Professor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Melbourne, and currently Chair of the History Council of Australia. He has published widely on the history France during the French Revolution.

20 May 2022 – 9:45 for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
INTEREST DAY
PETER MCPHEE: Three Lectures at RSGS

The Genius of Vincent van Gogh
Two Women Paint the French Revolution: A. Labille-Guillard & E. Vigée-LeBrun
Jacques-Louis David: A Painter in Revolutionary France

9 June 2022
Max Dupain: A Snapshot of Australia’s Pre-eminent Photographer
ADRIAN BODDY

Well-known Sydney architectural photographer and ADFAS lecturer, and keenly interested in architectural design and photography.

14 July 2022
A Carpet Weaver’s Story
SUSAN SCOLLAY

An art historian and curator with significant international experience, involving living and studying in three continents.  Susan is an Honorary Principal Fellow in Art History and Art Curatorship, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

15 July 2022 – 9:45 for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
INTEREST DAY
SUSAN SCOLLAY: Three lectures at RSGS

Like from the Sun: Tiles and Other Ceramics
Spun from the Heart: Woven from the Soul – An Introduction to Oriental Carpets, and Techniques, Traditions, and New Directions
Roses in Paradise: Islamic Gardens and Garden Culture

18 August 2022
Art Deco of New York
CLAUDIA CHAN SHAW

Sydney born, Claudia has a diverse career spanning art and design, photography, curating, television and radio presenting, arts commentary, public speaking, and collecting.  Claudia holds a BA in Visual Communication Design from Sydney College of the Arts.

15 September 2022
Art and Revolution: Russian Art of the Revolutionary Period
SASHA GRISHIN

Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, author of more than 25 books, including Australian Art: A History, and works as an art historian, art critic and curator in Australia and overseas.

20 October 2022
AGM: 12:45 PM   LECTURE: 1:15 pm & 6:00 pm
Turner the Explorer
ROBERT & CATHERINE KETTON

English born Robert, graduated from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Burton School of Speech and Drama.  He migrated to Queensland in 1974, appointed Lecturer in Theatre, teaching acting, at the University of Southern Queensland.  Retiring as Senior Lecturer in 2009, he has since worked volunteering and public speaking.  His wife, Catherine is an artist working in watercolour landscape, landscape paintings, coastal and sea art.  Catherine also runs courses on painting.  Catherine is to paint in the Turner style as Robert delivers his lecture about William Turner. 

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES

Thursday Lectures:
Paddington Woollahra RSL Auditorium
220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
12:30 pm & 6:00 pm

INTEREST DAYS VENUE

Royal Sydney Golf Club (RSGS)
Cost per day (Includes morning tea & lunch):

Members: $110 per person (pp)
Guests: $125 pp

MEMBERSHIP

Renewing members 2022                          $170 full year
New members                                            $200 (includes $30 joining fee)
Guests are very welcome.                          $30 per lecture

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Contact: Eleanor Freeman (0400 328 715), email freemane@bigpond.com