Matthew Laing

Matthew Laing

Renegade Regionalists

Renegade Regionalists

by J.M.Dennis

Grant Wood - A Life

Grant Wood - A Life

by R.Tripp Evans

American Gothic

American Gothic

by Grant Wood

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Beyond American Gothic

Presented by - MATTHEW LAING, B Arts (Hons) B DEST; Phd Arts Society Lecturer

This much-anticipated lecture tells the story of the American regionalist movement, and seeks to look beyond the movement’s best-known work (Grant Wood’s American Gothic) to its deeply felt and widely discussed philosophical and artistic foundations.


Raffle prizes for this lecture will be the following books:

Renegade Regionalists

by James M. Dennis

Grant Wood - a life

by R. Tripp Evans

Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes first pick.

The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.


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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