Students enjoying a touring opera performance

Presentation of funding to School representative

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.

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.

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: insert name/number

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 Judy 0409 986 565



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

Evening lectures start promptly at 7:00 pm, please arrive by 6:45 pm

Lectures followed by supper and Hunter Valley wines.

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