Who Are We?

The Arts Society was founded in 1968 to promote and advance aesthetic education, to cultivate the appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and by giving aid to the conservation of our national artistic heritage. 

Since 1989, Grampian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (GDFAS) has been a member society of the Arts Society. We usually meet on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month (see Lecture Programme) in the Sir Ian Wood Building of Robert Gordon’s University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QG.  The meetings start at 7.30pm  but there is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people beforehand by having coffee in the adjacent Costa Coffee outlet


The lecture programme runs for 10 months from September to June each year and the cost of annual membership for an exciting and interesting programme of lectures is only £45.   Guests may also attend lectures for a donation of £6 per lecture.  There are reduced rates for students and those joining after Christmas.   


Our speakers, who are all experts in their specialist fields, are selected from a Directory maintained by the Arts Society and this ensures a high standard. 


In addition, we run Visits and Study Days, when subjects are studied in greater depth.


Volunteer members of GDFAS are also involved in Church Recording and Young Arts.



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