Malmesbury Decorative & Fine Arts Society


Welcome to Malmesbury DFAS


Chairman: Katharine Odlum

Malmesbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society (MDFAS) is a Member Society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).  The aim of the Society is to provide an appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts. 

We enjoy lectures from first class speakers, experts in their field. They cover a wide range of topics in the fine and applied arts, including architecture, furniture, music, ceramics, paintings and many others. We select our speakers from a pool of over 300 which is managed by NADFAS and, between them, they cover over 4,000 topics. We always aim to give our members a balanced programme of lectures through the year.

In addition, several visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums, galleries, gardens and other places of interest. There are Days of Special Interest to look into particular subjects in greater detail and, an annual UK or overseas cultural trip is arranged.  Members also receive a quarterly magazine from NADFAS.

Run entirely by volunteers, our Society provides a great opportunity to meet people with similar interests, learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships. Each Society within NADFAS is a registered charity, and we aim to donate surplus money at the end of each year to local causes involved in arts-related projects.

As Chairman I would be glad to supply information or answer queries you may have about aspects of our Society. Please complete the Contact Form and I will answer as soon as possible.



The 2017-2018 Lecture Programme is here! Click on Lectures above to find out what we have arranged for you.

Click on News above for details of local arts-related events not being run by MDFAS

MDFAS Spring 2017 Bulletin - to read the latest issue click here.

Lectures in June and July

June 13th - Lecture: To Please the Palate, Charm the Eye

July 11th - Lecture: Riviera Paradise - Art, Design and Pleaseure on the Cote d'Azur

2017 Visits

May 17th - Visit - Mill Dene Gardens and Batsford Arboretum