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The Nelson Decorative & Fine Arts Society (NEDFAS) aims to foster interest in and knowledge of decorative and fine arts, artistic heritage, culture and history.

We are a member society of the UK-based The Arts Society which has a global membership of over 90,000.

The Nelson Society provides its members with eight high quality lectures per year.  Our lecturers primarily come from the UK where they have undergone a stringent selection process to qualify as lecturers for The Arts Society.  Our lecturers are excellent speakers who deliver well-researched and illustrated talks.  Recent lectures have focused on architecture, design, glass, fashion, porcelain, ceramics, artists, art and art history, sculpture and literature.

The Nelson lectures are held at The Suter Theatre, Bridge Street on a Wednesday with a 6.30pm start.  The lectures are of one hour duration and are followed by a social time during which a glass of wine or juice and sandwiches are served.  This provides an opportunity for members to meet the lecturer and other members.


The Suter Theatre
Bridge Street

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Lectures held on a Wednesday - 6.30pm at The Suter Theatre, Bridge Street, Nelson

The Suter Art Gallery Bridge Street

The Suter Art Gallery Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand

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