What is NADFAS?
The association's aim is the “promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education of the public, the cultivation, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts, and the giving of aid to the preservation of our national artistic heritage for the benefit of the public.”
NADFAS achieves its aims through:-
Headquarters - Nadfas House
8 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1DA (T 020 7430 0730). They run many very helpful and interesting training courses that cover different aspects of volunteering work with NADFAS.
The BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation have catalogued over 210,000 oil paintings in public buildings.
Visit the Sussex
It has a page on every group in the area, gives an area programme, volunteer activities, national events etc. Read about our current sponsored student Kate Aughey who is studying furniture conservation.
NADFAS Facebook - Visit facebook for news and chat.
Follow people, media, museum, heritage, or most popular of all is the museum paper about things of interest to museum people.
Electronic version of NADFAS Review available.
Our Society is now known as The Uckfield and Lewes Association of Decorative and Fine Arts.
To celebrate our 21st Anniversary on Tuesday 4th October, we are having a meal at the Uckfield Picture House Restaurant, a talk by the Kevin Markwick, the owner of the independent Picture House. He will tell us about the history of the cinema followed by a film on the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. More details to follow nearer the time.
Great fire of London
Lectures - Our next lecture on September 14th 2016 is entitled, "The Great Fire of London 1688 - a 350th anniversary lecture" will be given by Barbara Askew.
Visits -The visits for the coming year are on the visits page. We are looking for Visits Secretaries to arrange more outing for the coming year. You'll be given lots of support and help. If you are interested, please contact us.
Young Arts - Our Society is actively involved with promoting the arts amongst young people. We have funded a Young Artists Project working with a group of 11 art students from Rye Studio Art School to work with Farnley Arts Trust. They have successfully created guides for the sculpture trail in the garden of Farnley Farmhouse - suitable for both children and adults. We received a matched grant of £250 from the Paricia Fey Memorial Fund for this project. The students presented their work to our members before a lecture.
Church Recording - The recording of St Mary’s, Ringmer is complete and the beautiful, bound Church Record was presented to the Vicar, The Rev'd Will Pratt, at 11.00 on Sunday 20th July. Those involved with creating the Record joined the usual congregation for the Presentation. The Winter Edition of NADFAS Review (page 72) included a photo and paragraph about our recorders.
Heritage Volunteers - They have starting a new project at Batemans to help with book conservation and to set up and care for a second-hand bookshop focused upon Kipling's work. Do contact us if you are interested in joining us.
Uckfield Festival Big Day on Saturday 9th July. We had a very successful publicity stall there for the first time and used our brand new publicity banner and display boards.