The Treasures of Byzantium

The Hawke's Bay Society enjoyed a wonderful introduction to the treasures of Byzantium from Dr Helen Rufus-Ward at our first lecture on Monday 12 February (pictured here with member Brian Pattullo). For those interested in further reading, Helen recommends Byzantine...

MaDFAS Provides The Prize

Marlborough Decorative & Fine Arts Society has made several contributions to the local arts scene. Most recently MaDFAS provided the $500 First Prize in the Annual Members' Exhibition of the Marlborough Art Society. Our MaDFAS Chair, Pat O'Brien was one of the three...

A Warm Wellington Welcome

Our 2017 year got off to a great start with Caroline Holmes delivering a wonderful lecture titled 'Flowers of Impressionist Youth'. WeDFAS member, Bruce Lynch proposed the vote of thanks to Caroline. We were also delighted to welcome Sandie Lenton as a guest at this...

Special offer to DFASNZ Members

Our 2017 year of lectures got off to a wonderful start with a range of great lectures from Caroline Holmes. Some of you will have had a chance to look through a few of the beautiful books she has authored and brought to New Zealand. Many DFAS members expressed an...

Get Creative in Matakana this May

There are a great range of one and five day creative courses on offer in Matakana during the week starting on Sunday 7 May. The study areas are wonderfully varied - from crafting a Windsor chair, sculpture and writing fiction, to the art of flax weaving and how to get...

Shaken but not deterred…

On Monday 13 March 2017, WeDFAS is hosting an extra lecture for this year's Wellington program. Mary Kisler was scheduled to present ‘Locating Frances Hodgkins – A Remarkable Journey’ last year on the day of the big earthquake in Wellington. We are delighted Mary is...

Our website has been refreshed!

We are putting the finishing touches to the DFASNZ website. As you will see, we now have all the details for the 2017 programs available - lecturer biographies, lecture topics and dates and details for each of our eight New Zealand Societies.