Students in the MCA planning their day

Arts-Based Excursions


Each year since 2008, ADFAS Pokolbin has funded a local school group to an arts based performance or exhibition, generally in Sydney, some 160 km away. Our funding includes coach transport and a picnic lunch which is always very much appreciated by the students and teachers. We have had very positive feedback from the students when they returned to school.

In 2016, 50 students from classes 5 and 6 at a local school attended the Electronic Arts Workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay, Sydney. These workshops are designed especially for young students to deliver art through technology, and are a special arts-based experience for the students who are currently exploring new technology at school. In particular, the workshops enable the students to ‘Explore how electronics can change an artwork, how an artwork is experienced and create new meanings’.

They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the MCA workshops which were stimulating and exciting.

School Excursion to MCA


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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