Sydney (Paddington)

ABN: 93 683 036 082

Attracting leading Australian experts in 2021, ADFAS Sydney presents annually a series of impressive lectures. After each lecture, light refreshments are served.

Committee 2021

Chairman:
Brian Young
M: 0417 549 711

Vice Chairman:
Joe Tesoriero
M: 0414 768 980

Treasurer:
Andrew McWhinnie
Ph: 0410 412 615


Membership Secretary:
Leah Ferguson
Ph: 0418 226 213

Interest days:
Lily Murray
Ph: 02 9692 9307 

Other members:
Annabel Connors
Anne Young

Membership Enquiries: fergusonleah@yahoo.co.uk

Programme for 2021

11 March 2021
The value of art and building a collection 
LEIGH CAPEL
Art Dealer, Valuer and Photographer

Why do we consume art? How is art a universal language? How to collect and what to consider: quality, condition, style, period and budget. And more…

8 April 2021
The Renaissance, Italy and the low countries
KATHLEEN OLIVE:
Fluent in Italian, taught Italian language, literature and history at Sydney University. Now at Academy Travel

The banker, Tommaso Portinari, commissioned the Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes to paint this triptych. The arrival of this painting in Florence in 1483 was a cultural sensation, although Italians were aware of Flemish art from the early decades of the 15th century. This lecture focuses on the impact of luxury-trade objects, ideas and artistic development of Flemish and Italian art in the Renaissance era.

20 May 2021
Sir Joseph Banks: Passionate patron
PAUL BRUNTON:
Emeritus Curator, State Library of New South Wales and an Honorary Associate, Philosophy School, Sydney University

Born 1743, Sir Joseph Banks, FRS, English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Highly praised for his 1766 expedition of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as for his vast species collections, notes and drawings from his Australian voyage.

INTEREST DAY: 21 May
 9:45am for 10:00am – 3:00pm Venue: Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Road, Rose Bay
Cost per Day: Members – $110, Guests – $125

Three lectures focus on the botanists and artists chosen by Sir Joseph Banks to work in Australia.

17 June 2021
Modern art and modern love: John and Sunday Reed
KENDRAH MORGAN:
A curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria since 2003, Kendrah Morgan has supervised significant exhibitions featuring Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan & other artists, as well as authored several books on art.

Influential well-known artists of the Heide School, such as John & Sunday Reed, Sidney Nolan and others, practiced a lifestyle that was in opposition to Australia’s conservative mainstream culture.

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES

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

MEMBERSHIP

Renewing members 2021: $70 full year
New members: $70 plus $30 joining fee
Guests are very welcome:  $30 per lecture

ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Contact: Leah Ferguson (0418 226 213); fergusonleah@yahoo.co.uk