PO Box 931
Hawthorn VIC 3122
ADFAS Melbourne provides for its members a yearly programme of illustrated lectures on various aspects of the Arts, given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their specialist knowledge and experience. Additional events such as visits to galleries, exhibitions, historic houses and gardens may be arranged. Members also receive a monthly newsletter.
ADFAS Melbourne was the third ADFAS branch to be established in Australia. During 2017 we will celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a special meeting on the 12th April.
Ph: 0402 240 354
Ph: 03 9580 8892
Ph: (03) 9499 7221
Programme for 2017
Ms Sarah Deer Jones
History of the Harp
Carvings, paintings, mosaics, stained glass all trace the origins of the harp from the Mediterranean to Europe. Sarah will also perform on ancient harp reproductions and modern instruments.
Mr Chris Paspaley
The Australian Pearl Industry
A member of Australia’s most successful pearling family will treat us to unique perspectives on the industry’s history: the participants and the cultural, social and economic impacts of its evolution in Australia.
Mr Dominic Riley
Lost on the Titanic
The Great Omar was the most elaborate and opulent book-binding ever crafted. We will learn about its binders, and the heroic effort of another to recreate the binding – ironically, a story also replete with tragedy.
Ms Kathleen Olive
The Renaissance: Italy and The Low countries
Northern Art made an impact on Italy from as early in the 15th C. Conversely Italy’s influence had helped redefine new pathways for the Northern artists from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Mr Gerald Deslandes
Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth
The similarities and contrasts of two of Britain’s most influential sculptors who together redefined the importance of British art after WWII will be examined, as well as their mentors and sources of inspiration.
Mr Andrew Spiro
Icons and the Sacred Art of Russia
Introduced in the 10th C, sacred icon painting was soon adapted to reflect the temperament, people and resources of Holy Russia even as it remained couched in the evocative atmosphere of the Orthodox Church.
Mr Peter Warwick
Captain Cook and the Enlightenment
Wonderful paintings by Parkinson, Hodges, Webber, and Zoffany convey how this far-sighted and open-minded explorer changed the European view of the world and its attitude towards ‘the noble savage’.
Ms Lucia Gahlin
Nefertiti – Egypt’s most intriguing Queen
She was Chief Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (c1352-1336 BC). Their valiant attempt to introduce monotheism into that ancient polytheistic world is told to us in stunning artistic representations.
Mrs Sylvia Sagona
Josephine and the Fine Arts propaganda
Shrewd survivor of colonialism and the Revolution, Josephine’s passionate interest
as wife of the much younger Napoleon was deeper than merely to re-establish France’s reputation as leader in luxury goods – it was the study and propagation of Australian flora.
Venue and Time
Lectures are presented in the Theatrette of Melbourne University’s Hawthorn Campus,
442 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn 3122.
Ample parking is available from the rear of the building (accessed via Robinson Rd).
Entry into the building is via an elevator and/or a staircase up to Auburn Rd.
Lectures commence at 8pm SHARP and are followed by a light supper and a glass of wine.
Guests are most welcome to attend, however prior registration with the Membership Secretary is required. Allison Waddell 03 9499 7221
Guest fees are $30 per person / Members of other ADFAS Societies $10 / Full-time Students $5.00
Membership is: $175 per person / $330 per couple / new members pay a $30 joining fee extra.
Additional events, tours and art classes attract an extra charge. These fees are designed to cover the Society’s costs only.
For more information please contact our Membership Secretary – Allison Waddell Ph: 03 9499 7221