Special Interest Mornings

Special Interest Mornings (SIMs) are an in depth treatment of a specific topic that is quite separate
to the night time lectures.

The Special Interest Mornings are held at 10am at;
The Newcastle Club,
40 Newcomen St.,
Newcastle NSW 2300.

Booking is essential. Click on the image to go to the SIM Booking Form.

22nd February 2021 at the Newcastle Club (10am)

Dr David Banney (Newcastle): Wallpaper Symmetry - Mosaics and Tessellations of the Alhambra Palace in Granada

Aside from its beauty, the Alhambra Palace is actually a bit of an encyclopaedia of symmetry. For example, unbeknownst (presumably) to the artists of the time, they have included all of the 17 possible categories of ‘wallpaper symmetry’ (ie tessellations) in the mosaics that festoon the walls. Included in this lecture are some of the fascinating aspects of the means of design and construction, and the religious imperatives behind geometry in Islamic Art.

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