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You are warmly invited to join us at ADFAS Yarra to explore the fascinating world of the arts. Visual and performing arts, history and literature form the basis for our nine beautifully illustrated lectures that are presented by international and local experts. You will share refreshments after each lecture with like-minded members in a convivial and welcoming atmosphere. Regular newsletters will provide you with information on lecturers, art news, optional excursions and enrichment events.
Programme for 2021
ADFAS Yarra may hold both digital and face to face lectures during the year, according to Public Health determinations in our state, and the capacity of our venue. Refreshments will be served if regulations allow. Members will be informed promptly of any changes to these arrangements. The program, July through to November, will be advised in April, 2021.
Thursday 25 February 2021
Bells and Pomegranates
The popular ADFAS lecturer, Geoffrey Edwards, needs no introduction. The poetry of Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, literary giants of the Victorian Age, is notable for its romantic imagination. As such, their work reflects a keen interest in the visual arts: in painters, paintings and photography. This lecture considers that proposition together with an account of the Brownings as art collectors.
Thursday 18 March 2021
Whiteley on Trial
Can we successfully prosecute art fraud in Australia? Arts journalist and author, Gabriella Coslovich, tackles this thorny question using her first-hand experience of an extraordinary art fraud trial concentrating on three suspect paintings in the style of the celebrated and flawed Australian artist, Brett Whiteley. Her answer may not reassure you.
(In the corresponding image, Gabriella Coslovich, author of Whiteley on Trial, inspects the suspect painting ‘Big Blue Lavender Bay’, purportedly by Brett Whiteley.)
Thursday 8 April 2021
Buninyong Gardens and Begonias
Grand vistas, begonias and sculptures are among the highlights of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a generous morning tea overlooking Lake Wendouree. Two spectacular private gardens are hidden on picturesque back roads near Buninyong. First we visit an iconic 1850s garden and homestead. We then drive to a stunning modern home and garden for lunch. Our hosts will share their design concepts, focusing on the interrelationships between the interior and exterior spaces. Perhaps take a stroll around the lake to gain an alternative perspective on this delightfully landscaped home.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Tapestries from France and Flanders
Cresside is a tapestry artist and founding weaver of the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Since 2011, she has run her annual tour Mastering the Fine Art of Tapestry to France and the UK to engage with the historical context and contemporary practice of this rich, tactile art form. In this lecture, Cresside will explore the history of tapestry weaving in these European centres and discuss the major suites of tapestries such as the 15th century Lady and the Unicorn that exists to this day.
Thursday 3 June 2021
Painting the French Revolution
PROFESSOR PETER McPHEE
Peter McPhee is a widely-published scholar on the French Revolution. Historians of art commonly associate the French Revolution with the great painters of the age, notably Jacques-Louis David. This lecture also examines the work of lesser forgotten painters who tried to capture the exhilaration and fears of living through revolutionary upheaval. In the process they painted not only on canvas but on an extraordinary array of objects. Their work varies greatly in quality but offers a rich insight into what it meant to be living in revolutionary times.
MEMBER & GUEST INFORMATION
Lectures are held in the Glen Eira Town Hall
Cnr. Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.
Morning lectures: 10 a.m. Afternoon lectures: 1.30 p.m.
Digital lectures may be offered on either the same topic or a similar one.
We delight in welcoming new members.
For further information please contact our Membership Secretary:
PO Box 51
Elsternwick VIC 3185
0421 160 918
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The joining fee is $40 and the annual subscription is $175. Please do not send money. You will be advised when to send the joining fee and annual subscription.
VISITORS & BOOKINGS
Members are welcome to bring guests to lectures but prior registration is required.
The price for guests is $25 for each lecture.
0438 370 461
ADFAS Yarra provides three newsletters each year.