Cheque Presentation by D. McGuigan

In-School Funding

ADFAS Pokolbin continues to provide support and funding for wonderful art-based opportunities for school students in our Local Government Area. Below are a few examples of the support given in schools by our Young Arts Program.

Students enjoying a touring opera performance

Touring Art Performances

Since 2013 selected local schools are fully funded by the ADFAS Pokolbin Young Arts Program for a performance by the Opera Australia Schools Tour at the school. After a recent performance, the School Principal told us that the opera performances are some of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences for the students.

Presentation of Awards to Recipients & School Representative


Art-based Awards

ADFAS Pokolbin also sponsors book prizes for 'art-based' awards at selected school Presentation Days and additionally donates a book to that School Library each year.


Chairman: Robert Lusby AM - 0411 214 478

Secretary: Tracey Seath - 0417 489 635

M'ship Secretary: Lucy Griffiths - 0413 216 929

Treasurer: Liz Ewen - 0412 216 776

Committee Members:  

Michael Bennett, Catriona Custance, Lucy Griffiths,  Debra McGuigan, Dianne Nelson, Ian Veroni, Richard Chalmers Philip Bolton


Annual Membership - $180.00 for all 8 lectures.

Visitors are welcome - $30.00 per lecture.
Visiting Members of other ADFAS societies - FREE
Students - FREE

Membership enquiries: Call Lucy Griffiths;


Ph: - 0413 216 929



All lectures are held at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, (CPAC) cnr. Vincent St and Aberdare Rd, Cessnock.

Evening lectures start promptly at 6:45 pm, please arrive by 6:30 pm

Lectures followed by supper and Hunter Valley wines.

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