If you a fancy a romantic and cultured start to your year, get to the next ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) Shoalhaven lecture.
Kathleen Olive will present 'Renaissance Italian Villas and their Afterlives' at the Berry School of Arts on Thursday, February 27 from 7.30 pm.
Kathleen studied in Italy and has taught Italian language, literature and history at the University of Sydney. She now works for Academy Travel, leading tours to Italy.
Andrea Palladio, the Italian architect, theorised that beauty results "from the form and correspondence of the whole."
Since antiquity Italian villas and their gardens have been designed harmoniously. They have also provided space for architectural innovation, aesthetic appreciation and relaxation in some of the most picturesque locations imaginable.
The hour-long lecture is followed by a light supper.
The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Shoalhaven is a local community group, which offers a informative, illustrated and entertaining lectures covering a broad range of subjects.
Attendance is by membership - $150.00 a year, or by payment at the door - $30.00 for individual lectures. Card facilities are available.
Information on the society, the 2020 program and membership can be found at: https://www.adfas.org.au/shoalhaven/ or from the Membership Secretary, Richard Wiseman, on 4464 2619.