Twenty five years ago, a group interested in cultural diversity, formed the Riverina branch of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS).
A luncheon was held in the Riverine Club, in Wagga Wagga, commemorating the occasion, with special guests, National ADFAS chair, Mrs Jill Bale, Hobart, and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga, Councillor Greg Conkey joining members of the original committee along with current members.
Present chair of Riverina ADFAS, Mrs Pat Castine acknowledged those whose interest prompted the establishment of the branch.
“We are one of 34 ADFAS societies across Australia,” Mrs Castine said.
“Our annual program of lectures features an eclectic range of subjects delivered by world class speakers.”
Mrs Castine said anyone with an interest in fine art, social history or cultural discussion is welcome to join Riverina ADFAS.
“We also provide a scholarship to an undergraduate in Fine Arts at Charles Sturt University, along with scholarships to students at Riverina Conservatorium of Music,” she said.
“Riverina ADFAS also supports artistic programs in remote primary schools across the area.”