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Fri, 19 Apr

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Heritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre

ArtsNational Lecture: "The Possessions Of The Duke & Duchess Of Windsor — Art Or Obsession"

This lecture provides an insight into the story of the abdication of England’s King Edward VIII, and the purpose of the legendary jewellery and art collection of the Duchess of Windsor

ArtsNational Lecture: "The Possessions Of The Duke & Duchess Of Windsor — Art Or Obsession"
ArtsNational Lecture: "The Possessions Of The Duke & Duchess Of Windsor — Art Or Obsession"

Time & Location

19 Apr 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Heritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre, 3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia

About the event

This lecture provides an insight into the story of the abdication of England’s King Edward VIII, and the purpose of the legendary jewellery and art collection of the Duchess of Windsor. You will learn why a man who didn’t want the British throne spent the rest of his life trying to replicate it. Hear the stories behind the Duchess’s obsession with fashion and displays of jewels. Understand how the Windsors used their collections and possessions to undermine the occupants of Buckingham Palace. You will discover who “Cookie” and “Shirley Temple” are and why the Windsors loathed them.

Adrian has become a fixture on the Australian jewellery scene for the last 27 years. Adrian created Circa AD Jewels in late 2012 with the purpose of providing a genuinely unique personal jewellery service. CIRCA AD Jewels specialises in collecting selected items of fine jewellery, and rare pieces from around the world, which reflect the design values — and quality — of their era. Contemporary items and innovative jewellery designs are also included. “Re-inventing” jewels from unwearable pieces from the 19th and 20th century into wearable 21st century designs is a specialisation.

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