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 2019, 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.
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Please click on the button to the right for biographies of lecturers, topic synopses and details of the optional Half Study Day.
The Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes
Thursday 28 February 2019
Dr James Grant
Artists, Illness & Creativity
Thursday 4 April 2019
The Word’s Most Expensive Art – Where Leonardo Meets Picasso
Thursday 16 May 2019
A Feast for the Eyes : The Frick Collection, New York
Thursday 20 June 2019
The Genius of Antonio Stradivari
Thursday 8 August 2019
Dr Mark Spencer
Exploration of the Caribbean’s Natural Wonders
Thursday 12 September 2019
The Cuisine of Art and the Art of Cuisine
Thursday 17 October 2019
Dr Susan Whitfield
Buddhist Archaeology along the Silk Road
Thursday 28 November 2019
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.