ADFAS Mornington Peninsula
PO Box 572
112 Main Street
Mornington VIC 3931
ABN: 51 654 880 821
ADFAS Mornington Peninsula provides for its members an annual program of nine illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their expert knowledge of their chosen subject, and their communication skills. Half-day sessions are also held when topics are examined in more detail.
0418 311 827
0437 958 530
Programme for 2020
21 February 2020
During the reign of Queen Victoria, over eleven million of her subjects left the United Kingdom in search of a better life in distant lands. Among the most poignant reminders of nineteenth century emigration are paintings and drawings documenting this great economic and social change offering remarkable insight into the making of modern Australia.
27 March 2020
The Development of a Spanish Style 1400-1700
Dr. Kathleen Olive
As Spain emerged as a New World power, Charles V and Phillip II, encouraged the development of Spanish Art. Was this an authentic view of the Spanish nation? Examination of Titian portraits of Charles V and Phillip II to the decline of the Spanish Hapsburgs as depicted by Velázquez may provide some insight.
8 May 2020
Artistic Highlights of the Croatian Coast
Nirvana Romell examines six monuments, including five World Heritage Sites, on the Croatian coast. All bear witness to the Croatian geo-physical position on the cultural crossroads of Europe, and summarise the history of the continent and its divisions. These monuments are also wonderful examples of art, creativity, tenacity and innovation.
12 June 2020
The Art of Dining-A Culinary Revolution in the time of Marius Petipa
Dr. Iain Buckland=
Marius Petipa was born in France but lived most of his life in Russia. His revolutionary dance techniques transformed classical ballet, an influence which continues today. Iain Buckland explores the culinary revolution that also swept the nineteenth century European society, providing an intimate and delicious perspective on the life and times of Petipa.
3 July 2020
The Art of the Icon
Dr. Alexey Makhrov
What is the importance of the icon in the Russian Orthodox Church? This lecture explains the liturgical and cultural significance of icons, analyses the reasons for their veneration and discusses the arguments of the Iconoclasts. A comparison of approaches to religious painting in the West and the East is also presented.
7 August 2020
John Peter Russell
John Peter Russell was an Australian artist and friend of the Impressionists, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and Rodin. In recent years, Russell’s work has received increasing attention in Australia, France and England. His story, devoted to a life of art, adventure, love and tragedy is worth examination.
4 September 2020
The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale
No cabinet maker’s name is better known than Thomas Chippendale. Undoubtedly, Chippendale’s creative design talent, combined with his skilled craftsmanship, enabled him to design and produce some of the finest and most innovative examples of eighteenth century furniture. Was Chippendale to furniture what Shakespeare was to English literature?
2 October 2020
The Book as an Art Form and Function in Creative Book Structures
The potential of the book as a three dimensional object, ranging from pop-ups, hidden fore-edge paintings, to books with hidden compartments and intriguing surprises will be discussed. Whatever the reason for the creation of such books, playfulness and humour is always a guiding principal. Dominic will question the notion of “What is a book?”
6 November 2020
Music and Icebergs-everything you’ve been missing beneath the surface of music you love.
Dr. Richard Vaudrey
Richard Vaudrey explores the stories, building blocks and hidden gems within music from Bach to the Beatles and beyond. Explore what lies beneath the surface of great musical composition across a multitude of melting genres.
Saturday 22 February 2020
The Golden Age of Travel
Saturday 8 August 2020
Russian Revolutionary Art and Amazons of the Avant Garde: Russian Women Artists of the Revolution
Cost per event is $40 including morning tea.
All interest mornings are held at Beleura House and Garden.
VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES
Mornington Peninsula Community Theatre
Wilsons Road, Mornington
Followed by light refreshments.
Annual subscription is $155 single, $290 for couples for nine lectures.
Guests of members and visitors are most welcome.
Please book with the Bookings Secretary: Glad Hungerford 03 9787 2092
Cost per lecture $30
ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Vicky Davison 0407 810 877
P.O. Box 572 Mornington VIC 3931
Visits to museums, galleries, gardens, private collections and places of architectural or artistic interest are also arranged.
Volunteer Guides and Heritage Volunteers
Members of ADFAS Mornington Peninsula have the opportunity to become volunteer guides at Beleura-House-Garden conducting tours of the house and garden, or heritage volunteers archiving, researching and conserving the collections. Mr John Tallis bequeathed this beautifully refurbished Italianate villa to the people of Victoria as a place of historic and educational interest in 1996.