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


  • Chairman

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

    Ngaire Frater
    Phone – 027 226 0855
  • Vice Chair

    Richard Moorhead
    Phone – (06) 877 8893
  • Secretary

    Jenny Scotland
    Phone – 06 877 8771
  • Treasurer

    Sally Hansen
    Phone - (06) 874 8849
  • Committee

    Jeanette Kelly  
    Tracy Russell 
    Carol Nelson
    Di Grace
    Bruno Yurkowski
    Lyn Mouat


To apply for membership please download the Hawke’s Bay DFAS 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


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

These photographs were taken at the Hawke's Bay Introductory Lecture held in August 2012.

NADFAS lecturer Ian Kelly's topic 'Casanova' was fascinating and stimulated much conversation as people enjoyed refreshments following the lecture.

Art or 'footy'?

Right: Committee members, Carol Nelson and Jenny Scotland