ADFAS Newcastle provides for its members a yearly programme of nine illustrated early evening lectures given by accredited and expert Overseas and Australian lecturers, delivered in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Special Interest Mornings allow those members who wish, to take a more detailed look at a particular topic, and excursions to an exhibition or place of interest, often with privileged access, are part of the programme.
Everyone with an interest in the arts is welcome to join ADFAS or come to a lecture as a guest. Lectures are approximately of one hour duration and lecture topics cover a wide range of topics from all over the world: Fine Arts, Painting, Indigenous Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Archaeology, Photography, Literature, Garden design, Music, Silver, China, Rugs, Glassware, Mosaics and more. Whether you are an expert or a complete novice, you are sure to find that the lectures bring new information and a fresh perspective. An excursion to an exhibition or place of interest is also arranged during the year.
Every lecture and Special Interest Morning occurs on a Monday. Each lecture is followed by light refreshments, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, and a convivial social forum. Check out our 2022 lectures and learn more about us.
NEWCASTLE IS A MEMBER OF the ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETIES
Patron: Mrs Patricia Robertson OAM
President: Mr Julian Bickersteth
Vice Presidents: Mrs Marlena Jeffery, Mr Geoffrey Edwards
National Chairman: Ms Sue Drummond
Lecture: 27th June 2022
Paul Brunton: Miles Franklin – A Brilliant Career
Miles Franklin (1879-1954) is best known as the author of the wonderfully rebellious novel MyBrilliant Career, first published n 1901 when she was 21. It was a huge success and made her a literary star. She left Australia in 1906 and worked in America with the National Women’s Trade Union League and in Britain with the National Housing and Town Planning Council. In 1932 she returned to Australia and plunged into the local literary scene with gusto. When she published All That Swagger in 1936, it was My Brilliant Career all over again and Miles was again a celebrity.
Lectures are held at 7:00pm (please arrive by 6.45pm)
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cnr. Vincent St & Aberdare Rd
ph: Judy Wearne: 0409 986 565 e: firstname.lastname@example.org