Leslie now has an MA in Renaissance Studies and lectures widely, including at the National Gallery and at Nadfas
A diminution even for a short time of the art world's relentless stress on price, youth and fashion offers an opportunity to celebrate the virtues of the selfless work by NADFAS
and other volunteers, without which far fewer people would have the opportunity to see or understand art at all.
Tickets, on a first come, first served basis, can be obtained from NADFAS
House, 8 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DA.
The book was given in particular memory of a NADFAS
member who had died during the research period, and also of a church member who had done similar work in other churches.
Entertainment was provided by NADFAS
lecturer and magician Bertie Pearce.
* Pictured at the event are (from left) Mrs Sarah Brierley, chairman of the West Riding Branch of NADFAS
, Mrs Anne Palmer, chairman of North East Region of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies with the Rev Mary Railton-Crowder, Vicar of Birchencliffe and Rural Dean of Huddersfield with two of the children.
For a short article on the conservation of the piece, see 'Showing its true colours' by Clare Stewart In NADFAS
Review, Autumn-Winter 2001, pp.
Sir, - May I draw your attention to the fact that the Inventory of Edgbaston Old Church featured in your article (Post, Mar 30), was the painstaking work of a group of volunteers called 'Church Recorders.' They are members of the Birmingham Branch of NADFAS
(National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), and are trained to document all items within a church.
The other winners were: Media Achievement Award sponsored by Codemasters: Goshul Rathod HPL Prototypes Design & Model Making Awards sponsored by HPL Prototypes: First - Luca Frondella Second - Jamie Pearson Performing Arts Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Storm Entertainments: Lori-Lanie Shanks and Mirie-Marie Shanks NADFAS
Foundation Award sponsored by Royal Leamington Spa Decorative and Fine Arts Society: Matthew Caldwell Studentship Awards: Philippa Brown and Sue Wightman Furniture Crafts - Paul Roden Trophy: Terry Aldersley Music Achievement Award: Hannah Thornicroft
If you're your own boss, you can't blame anybody else." For some time, he ran a parallel career lecturing on art and architecture to the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS
) meetings, and then further developed the eye for proportion and perspective first employed in surveying in his work as an artist.
This summer, NADFAS
members from Huddersfield will be heading towards Pickering to visit Ebberston Hall, described as a Palladian mansion in miniature.
Other winners were: Goshul Rathod (media achievement), Luca Frondella and Jamie Pearson (design and model making awards), Lori-Lanie Shanks and Mirie-Marie Shanks (performing arts outstanding achievement), Matthew Caldwell (NADFAS
foundation award), Philippa Brown and Sue Wightman (studentship awards), Terry Aldersley (furniture crafts) and Hannah Thornicroft (music achievement award).