SW London NADFAS 2012 - 2013

What is NADFAS?


Diary of Events

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NADFAS promotes the appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts through lectures and visits. It also encourages heritage volunteering and support of Young Arts.

The South West London branch has just celebrated its 40th year and has a strong active membership but welcomes visitors to its monthly lectures on the second Monday of the month at Dryburgh Hall, Putney Leisure Centre.

Speakers are leaders in their field and the subjects are varied as you see from the programme below. Doors open at 7.30 for a 8.00 pm start. A short waiting list is held for those interested in becoming members.

For more information call 020 74300730 or email enquiries@nadfas.org.uk


October 14th
War Artists: Paul Nash, CRW Nevinson and The Great War - Lecturer: David Haycock

Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson were two of the most significant British artists to paint the Great War. This lecture explores their artistic backgrounds and reveals how their distinct, but related talents allowed them to portray an extraordinary, horrific and very modern war.

A graduate of Oxford University with a PhD in British History, David Haycock is the author of a number of books related to the subject of this lecture. He lectures widely at galleries and museums throughout the UK and was Curator of Maritime & Imperial History at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

November 11th
Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Lecturer: Anthea Streeter

This lecture traces Mackintosh’s career, looking at his major architectural commissions and interiors, such as those for the Glasgow School of Art and the Hill House at Helensburgh, as well as his less well known, but exquisite watercolour paintings.

Anthea Streeter studied Fine and Decorative Arts in London and at Havard. Since her return from America she has pursued a particular interest in 20th century architecture and design, teaching on several courses in Oxford and London.

December 9th
The Christmas Story in Medieval Art - Lecturer: Sally Dormer

During the Middle Ages many of the familiar images associated with the Christmas story were devised and popularized including the ox and ass in the Bethlehem stable. This lecture, illustrated by images taken from illuminated manuscripts, church portals, stained glass windows and goldsmiths’ work, will tell the stories surrounding Christ’s birth and investigate the often surprising sources for this well-known narrative.

Sally Dormer is lecturer and tutor for the early Mediaeval Year Course at the V&A with a PhD on Mediaeval Manuscript Illumination (Courtauld Institute). She is Dean of European Studies for 2 US universities and has a popular following for her lectures for the Art Fund and art tour groups.
Study Days

September 20, 2013