ADFAS Newcastle

Each year ADFAS Newcastle provides nine illustrated lectures on the arts. Topics can range from painting, to ceramics, to literature. Anything arty is possible.

Speakers come from the UK and Australia – and there’s always a Newcastle speaker.

Become a member to attend all nine lectures. Non-members are also always welcome and may attend up to three lecture each year (at a cost of $25 per lecture) as guests. Guests are asked to register by emailing us a few days before the lecture.

All lectures take place at 6:30pm on a Monday evening at Hunter Theatre, Hunter School of the Performing Arts (enter from Cameron St.) There is ample parking.

Lecture details for 2023 are now available. You might also like to download our brochure.

All lectures are followed by light refreshments.

Other events (not included in the membership fee) may take place from time to time. Most notable are Special Interest Mornings (SIM) comprising two lectures and morning tea (cost $55).

Patron: Mrs Patricia Robertson OAM
President: Mr Julian Bickersteth
Vice Presidents: Mrs Marlena Jeffery, Mr Geoffrey Edwards
National Chairman: Ms Jane Smith

Lecture: 29th May 2023
Leslie Primo: Gender and the Body – Kept behind Curtains: the Story of the Nude

The nude is still seen in our modern age, and indeed has been seen for quite some time as the pinnacle of creative artistic perfection but, throughout the course of art history the notion of the perfect body and consequently gender has been constantly reshaped and redefined. This lecture will look at the continuing fascination with representation of the body in sculpture and in  painting across the ages.

ADFAS Newcastle Lectures
Time: 6:30pm on Monday evenings
Location: Hunter Theatre, Hunter School of the Performing Arts, 109 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2300
While not required we would appreciate it if guests could contact us if you plan to attend