ADFAS Mudgee's Members are looking forward to the lectures for 2020 and hope that the Mudgee community will come to our first lecture, which is a free event for guests.
We have a few changes for 2020, being that our lecture will be held on Friday evenings at 6.00 pm and also we have a change of venue, being the Mudgee Public School Hall, enter the school grounds via Denison Street.
Our first lecturer for 2020 will be English Lecturer, Catherine Wallace. Catherine is presenting a lecture on Friday, February 28, 2020 titled "A Tale of Two Barbaras: Barbara Hepworth and Barbara Tribe." Catherine holds a degree in Fine Art from Canterbury College of Art, and a Masters from St Andrews.
She was a curator of Falmouth Art Gallery from 1993 through to 2000. Catherine now delivers courses in Cornwall on the history of Cornish Art and also runs Study Holidays with an itinerary of lectures, cultural visits, including museums and places of interest in Cornwall.
Her presentation will tell the story of two female sculptors who made their home in Cornwall. Barbara Hepworth became a leading light in the modernist movement in British Art and Barbara Tribe, and Australian was a figurative sculptor.
She moved to Cornwall after the war when her work became semi abstract inspired by animals, birds and plants. Catherine will look at the similarities and differences in the work of these pioneering female artists of the 20th century. This being the first lecture for 2020 we look forward to welcoming members, new members and guests.
As there is no charge for guests for our first lecture, we hope guests will enjoy the evening in a friendly and interesting environment, and learn a little more about ADFAS. The lecture will be at the Mudgee Public School Hall Public School; access to the hall is via Denison Street.
The lecture will commence at 6pm, and wine and finger food will be served following the lecture. For more information contact Ray Parle on 0439 735 424.
March 27, 2020 Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Wicket Poet, Lord Byron Susannah Fullerton BA (Auck) MSc Arts (Edin) OAM FRS(N).
Lord Byron was both famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals. Ostracised by English society, Bryon went off to fight for the Greek independence and died at 36.
Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of England's greatest poets. We find out just why Byron was considered "mad, bad and dangerous to know"!
May 8, 2020 The Sculptures of the Parthenon or How Lord Elgin Gained and Lost his Marbles Allan Read MA MITG - The Arts Society.
In the two centuries since they were removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, the meaning and significance of the 'Elgin marbles' has changed dramatically. From architectural decoration to disputed cultural objects, we look at the response to them over their purchase to the current debate surrounding the restitution of the marbles to the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.