Viv Lawes, an expert on the East India Company, will speak at the next ADFAS Noosa meeting on Saturday 20 July details follow.
Viv will explain how the East India Company developed its methods of trade and facilitated the exchange of ideas between East and West. She will focus on textile design but will include wallpaper, porcelain and furniture, as well as the vast commercial trade in spices and tea.
She will show how the Company sent out textile patterns to be copied by the local weavers and dyers, paving the way for the production of chintz – now considered to be a classic expression of English style. The lecture then turns to the 18th century and the trade with Imperial China: painted silks, furniture, porcelain and the practice of chinoiserie.
Viv studied History/History of Art for her BA (Hons) at York University, followed by an MA in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby's Institute, London. She leads the Modern and Contemporary Unit of the East Asian Art Semester Programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and teaches the History of Western Design at the City & Guilds of London Art School. She also teaches at the University of the Arts London and L'Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA), London.
ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) Australia comprises 37 societies and is modelled on the successful UK arts appreciation organisation The Arts Society. ADFAS Noosa Inc hosts Saturday afternoon lectures on a monthly basis for its members and guests at St Mary’s Church in Tewantin to which visitors are very welcome – a $25 entry fee on the door applies. For further information call 0436 323 776.
Title: The Honourable East India Company: East-West Trade 1600-1800, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie
Lecturer: Viv Lawes
Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Time: 3.45 pm for 4.00 pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William Street, Tewantin
Fee: $25 for visitors: bookings essential
Bookings: Joan Trusler, 0436 323 776, firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William Street, Noosa Junction
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