ADFAS Newcastle

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
https://www.adfas.org.au

Lecture: 30th May 2022
Peter McPhee: A Painter in Revolutionary Times – John Singleton Copley
The lecture will examine the harrowing story of an outstanding portraitist caught in the deadly divisions of Revolution. Copley, born in 1783 to poor Irish parents in Boston, became a highly sought after painter of the professional and mercantile elites of  his small colonial port. Increasing friction between Britain and her American colonies after 1763 polarised this elite into warring camps. Copley found himself caught between old friends and family and had to make a choice which would change his  life tragically and permanently.

ADFAS Pokolbin
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: members@adfaspokolbin.org.au