I Will Lift Mine Eyes: The Cathedrals of Britain and their Norman Connections

04may7:30 pm9:30 pmI Will Lift Mine Eyes: The Cathedrals of Britain and their Norman ConnectionsAustralian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Lecture by John Swainston7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Presented by John Swainston

The great Cathedrals of England & Wales have dominated societies through the centuries. At the same time a parallel evolution was developing across the channel in Normandy. This lecture details the story of these great cathedrals, the people who built them and the origins of structures so beyond the scale of anything seen hitherto. John Swainston, threads the story from Augustine’s mission from Rome to Britain in 597, through the Norman invasion, the emergence of Gothic architecture and the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII.

John Swainston has been a photographer, broadcaster, and writer for fifty years. He headed Nikon Australia for 25 years and hosted the Australian Press Photographer of the Year Awards for 19 of them. He has spent a working lifetime involved with photography, both as an industry and an artform. In 2022 his book Sydney Locked Down was published and he is concluding the photography for his October 2023 book I will Lift Mine Eyes.

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ADFAS Shoalhaven promotes interest in the study of decorative and fine arts by offering high quality monthly lectures on a wide range of subjects including art, history, gardening, design, and architecture.

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