Popular arts lecture series returns | AUSTRALIA DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY

The popular local lecture series, hosted monthly by the Fleurieu Branch of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), begins on Monday (February 19).

First speaker for 2018 will be Antony Penrose.

Antony’s topic will be the lifework of his famous father, titled: Roland Penrose, the Friendly Surrealist.

Antony’s mother, American art photographer Lee Miller, was also another major arts figure of the 20th century.

A well-known international speaker, Antony will give insights into how Roland Penrose became a key figure in the modern art world of the 20th century.

Roland was considered the person responsible for bringing Surrealism to Britain.

The one-hour lecture will be held at 10:30am at the Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor.


March lecturer, Paul Atterbury, familiar to Antique Roadshow fans, will explore the impact of Britain’s network of canals on art, architecture, engineering, and designer.

Other lecture topics for this year will include Art Nouveau, the Pompeii archeological digs and the world’s most expensive art.

Cairman Val Wyld said: “ADFAS lectures provide a friendly social experience with coffee and tea, and an opportunity to meet the speaker.” 

Those interested in membership ($125 for 2018) or attending as a guest for one to two lectures, can contact Val on 08 8552 5859.