Hawkes Bay

About Us




2013 Lectures

Encouraged by the successful Introductory Lecture in August 2012, the steering committee of Hawke's Bay DFAS has enthusiastically committed to a full programme of diverse and stimulating lectures for 2013.Tuscan Vases  

Information about the lecturers - all experienced and NADFAS approved - and notes for the 2013 programme have already been sent to our 180 paid-up members.  

The original steering committee of 15 members has ensured a vibrant and successful society. Committee numbers have now been reduced to 12 as the Society applies for Charitable status. 

Membership is by annual subscription. Committee members are happy to provide further information about the society and to take membership enquiries.  The Havelock North Function Centre where lectures are held accommodates up to 240 people.  

Ceramic vases with scenes of Tuscan villages 
Hand-painted by Lynda Harris,  Auckland

Committee

  • Chairman

    Mary Stewart
    Phone - (06) 877 7744
  • Membership Secretary

    Jenny Scotland
    Phone –   (06) 877 8771
  • Vice Chair

    Jeanette Kelly
    Phone –   027 441 3755
  • Secretary

    Lyn Mouat
    Phone – 021 383 121
  • Treasurer

    Sally Hansen
    Phone - (06) 874 8849
  • Committee

    Richard Moorhead  
    Carol Nelson 
    Di Grace 
    Bruno Yurkowski 
    Tracy Russell
    Meg Bremner

Membership

To apply for membership please download the Hawke's Bay Membership Form and post it with your payment to the Membership Secretary, PO Box 8444, Havelock North, 4130.

Annual membership is $150 per person or $280 for two people living at the same address. This covers the cost of the venue and equipment, travel and accommodation costs for the lecturer and refreshments after the lecture.

As an incorporated charitable trust we are a non profit organisation

Once our society is established members’ guests will be welcome to attend two lectures a year at a fee of $20 per lecture. Membership is not transferable. The fee for visiting DFAS members will be $15.

Please notify the Membership Secretary, Ngaire Frater by the Friday prior to the lecture if you are bringing a guest or to notify changes of contact details.

Phone  027 226 0855 or email: hbdfas@xtra.co.nz

Programme

Lectures will be held at 7.00pm in the Magdalinos Room at the Havelock North Function Centre, Te Mata Road, Havelock North unless otherwise stated.

Lectures will last approximately an hour and will be followed by a glass of wine and light refreshments.
  • Monday 17 February 2014

    Clyde Binfield Transcontinental Genius: Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Monday 31 March 2014

    Hilary Kay Josiah Wedgwood: 1730 - 1795

  • Monday 5 May 2014

    David Tovey 'Sea Change - Fine and Decorative Art in St Ives 1730-1795'

  • Monday 9 June 2014

    Pauline Chakmakjian  'The City of Kyoto and the Cult of Beauty'

  • Monday 4 August 2014

    Anthony Russell Blenheim Palace: The Agony and the Ecstasy

  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Caroline MacDonald Haig Glass: The 8th Wonder of the World

  • Monday 6 October 2014

    Evelyn Silber Artist Against the Establishment: Jacob Einstein 'taking the brickbats for Modern Art'

  • Monday 3 November 2014

    Lydia Bauman Looking at Paintings

News and Activities

Hawkes Bay DFAS has established a relationship with the museum Theatre Gallery (MTG) Hawkes Bay.  A donation was given in 2013 for the purchase of decorative art and we are pleased to learn that two pieces of beautiful Art Deco glass has been purchased.  These pieces are on display in the Art Deco section of the MTG.

Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins gave a short presentation with pictures of the glass after the May lecture given by David Tovey who spoke on Sea Change: Fine & Decorative Art in St Ives 1914-1930.  This was a most interesting lecture illustrated by many beautiful paintings from the St Ives artist colony including Frances Hodgkins.

The AGM for HBDFAS was held before the lecture and Mary Stewart gave her Chairperson's report for the past year.  A new committee was voted in with two new committee members.  Ngaire Frater has resigned and been replaced as Membership Secretary by Jenny Scotland.  Ngaire has been a huge help in setting up the membership database and we are extremely grateful to her.

Decorative Arts purchases made with funds from the HBDFAS


Bowl, 1930s
William Cyne Farquharson (b.190, d.1972)  
wheel cut and engraved glass Birmingham, England
Purchased with funds from the Hawke’s Bay Decorative and Fine
Arts Society and Webb Trust,
2013/39/4

Purchased
for $1200.00 from Art and Industry, Auckland

Clyne Farquharson studied at the Birmingham School of Art from 1920 – 1924. On leaving, he was appointed Chief Draughtsman at John Walsh Walsh Ltd., quite a senior position for an 18 year-old graduate. He remained with the company until the closure of the factory in 1951.

It is rare to see a designer’s signature on the glassware manufactured by the crystal houses of the West Midlands - Clyne Farquharson, however, was an exception. Two pattern books from the 1920s provide us with the earliest named evidence of his work but he is best known for four very successful designs by the names of ‘Leaf’, ‘Kendal’, ‘Barry, and ‘Albany’, launched in 1936.

This range all feature deep cutting and mechanical rather than acid polishing.

Alongside Keith Murray and William Wilson, Clyne Farquharson is considered a leader of British glass design in the inter-war period.



Vase, 1930s
Etling (estab. 1909, closed 1940s)
opalescent glass  
Paris, France
Purchased with funds from the Hawke’s Bay Decorative and Fine
Arts Society and Webb Trust,
2013/39/6

Purchased for $1200.00 from Art and Industry, Auckland.

In 1909 Edmond Laurent Etling founded Etling glassworks in Choisy-le-Roi in the southeastern suburbs of Paris. Alongside his glassware he also commissioned ceramics, ivory and bronze which he sold through his shop in central Paris. Etling called upon the leading freelance designers of the time including Dimitri Chiparus, A. Godard, Claire-Jean Roberte Colinet, Lucille Sévin and her husband Jean Theodore Delabassé, Gazan, Georges Béal, Maurice Guiraud-Rivière and Marcel Guillard.

As exemplified in this vase, Etling glassware was typically opalescent and featured the characteristic clean lines and natural motifs of the Art Deco period. His use of opalescent glass created a particularly appealing soft glow when lit by electric lamps.

Etling’s entire output was in the Art Deco style as neither himself nor his company survived WWII