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 2021 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 September 2021
GAVIN FRY: Four Who Went to War
This lecture looks at the first four Australian artists commissioned as Official War Artists in World War II. William Dargie, Harold Herbert, Ivor Hele and Murray Griffin made a significant contribution to our understanding of the experiences of Australian service personnel in the early years of the war. They were very different characters, each with their own approach to a great artistic challenge. The lecture discusses the way in which they were selected, their experiences at the front and the work they produced
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: email@example.com