ADFAS Rockhampton will host Hugh Ellwood on Christian and Islamic Art and Architecture: the Iberian Peninsula 711AD to 1500AD on Saturday.
ADFAS Rockhampton will host Hugh Ellwood on Christian and Islamic Art and Architecture: the Iberian Peninsula 711AD to 1500AD on Saturday. CONTRIBUTED

Religious art and architecture lecture this weekend

ADFAS Rockhampton will host Hugh Ellwood, a highly experienced architect from the UK. His illustrated talk in Rockhampton is about Christian and Islamic Art and Architecture: the Iberian Peninsula 711AD to 1500AD.

The lecture this Saturday, will interest artists, architects, travellers, historians etc.

Hugh has been touring Australia for the past month.

This should be a fascinating lecture about a very important time in European history, particularly for Spain.

In 711AD, within a century of the establishment of Islam in Mecca, the Arabs conquered parts of the Spanish peninsula.

The Christian and Muslim cultures then intermingled for nearly eight centuries.

The Arabs brought with them much knowledge and culture and so the sciences, arts and architecture all flourished.

The illustrated lecture will focus on the artistic and architectural cultural legacy of this mingling of cultures both in the deep south of Spain in Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba and in more northerly areas in Salamanca, Toledo and Segovia.

IF YOU GO:

What: Hugh Ellwood PhL, BA Hons (Arch), RIBA, will present his illustrated presentation: 'Christian and Islamic Art and Architecture - the Iberian Peninsula 711 to 1500AD'

When: Saturday

Time: 10.30am

Where: Fitzroy Room, Rockhampton Regional Library, Bolsover Street

Cost: Members free, visitors $25 for lecture and morning tea,

For more information: http://www.adfas.org.au /email: rockhampton @adfas.org.au



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