Paul Atterbury, of Antiques Roadshow fame, to lecture at Berry

Paul Atterbury, the well-known presenter from Antiques Roadshow.

Paul Atterbury, the well-known presenter from Antiques Roadshow.

The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Shoalhaven is kicking off the year with a double treat in February.

The first is by Paul Atterbury, the well-known presenter and expert from Antiques Roadshow.

He will explore the lasting impact of the new style of domestic homes and gardens which emerged at the end of the Victorian era. This style was particularly influenced by William Morris, Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

Secondly, Christopher Bradley will take the audience on a tour from Morocco to China, looking at both the religious and non-religious influences on Islamic art. He will visit some of the most important cities, sites and museums in the world.

New members and visitors are welcome. After the lecture there is always wine, supper and the opportunity to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones.

Membership is available for $140 per year or visitors can pay $25 at the door for each lecture.

Details: Berry School of Arts, Alexandra Street, Berry at 7.30pm.

Thursday, February 8 – Arts and Crafts Houses and Gardens.

Thursday, February 22 – Islamic Art: Decorative Arts of the Islamic World.

More information on both the lectures and the society is available on their website or by contacting membership secretary Julie on 0429 549 942.