Marlborough Decorative & Fine Arts Society (MaDFAS)
Marlborough Decorative & Fine Arts Society (MaDFAS) welcomes enquiries about the Society, the seventh to be established in New Zealand.
To join Marlborough DFAS, please download the MADFAS Membership Application Form 2018, fill in your details and mail with your payment to the Membership Secretary, PO Box 296, Picton, 7250. Please note we are currently fully subscribed and new applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Annual membership is $150.00 per person or $270.00 for a couple living at the same address. The fee covers the cost of the membership fee, venue and equipment, travel and accommodation cost for the lecturer and refreshments following the lecture. The fee for visiting DFAS members is $15.00. Limited door sales are available at the cost of $30.00 per lecture. Members wishing to bring accompanying guests will be given priority for spare seats, provided we are notified by the Monday preceding the meeting date. After that date supporters and casuals will be accepted on a ‘first request’ basis. The cost per casual attendee is $30. Membership is not transferable. For further information or to notify changes of contact details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the button to the right for biographies of lecturers, topic synopses and details of the optional Half Study Day.
Glorious Things: Discovering Byzantium Through Its Art
Thursday 22 February 2018
Constable’s Great Landscapes
Thursday 22 March 2018
Thursday 10 May 2018
Plus Half Study Day Friday 11 May 2018
From Cubism to Surrealsim: Dali, Lorca & Bunuel
Thursday 5 July 2018
Inspired by Stonehenge
Thursday 2 August 2018
The Art & Culture of Fin-de-Siecle Veinna
Thursday 6 September 2018
The Life & Works of Harry Murphy
Thursday 11 October 2018
The Aztec Legacy : Continuity & Change
Thursday 15 November 2018
MaDFAS in the Community
MaDFAS is a registered charity and supports a range of local arts-related projects. In 2015 we were delighted to make a donation to the Marlborough Museum for the restoration of five very early vessels by well-known potter Elizabeth Lissaman. Along with all the other DFAS New Zealand Societies, we also contributed to the Frances Hodgkin’s project. In 2016, MaDAS funded the framing of works by AA Deans and Graham Percy for the Millenium Public Art Gallery so that they could be displayed as part of their new Collection exhibition. In 2017 we have funded a $500 First Prize in the Annual Members’ Exhibition of the Marlborough Art Society. Our MaDFAS Chair was one of the three judges, who selected ‘Beyond Measure’ by Danielle Yealands as a worthy winner.