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page 68 REVIEW / SPRING 2010 65OVERSEAS SOCIETIES NEWSDevon DFAS has set up twinning links with its counterparts in Nelson,New Zealand. The idea arose at a meeting in London, when the Chairof Devon DFAS, Margaret Read, met Sally MacDonald, the Chair ofNelson DFAS. The two Societies hope to work together in differentways -from swapping ideas for lecturers to exchanging hospitality. Ithopes to extend the idea to groups from other countries.OVERSEAS NEWS.Devon DFAS forgesinternational links with NZPictured are members of one-year-old Waikato DFAS at their endof year meeting. The fledgling Society sent its best wishes toNADFAS and thanked it for its support during its first year. Fromleft/back are: Masey Benjamin, Louise Dobson, Jan Seabrook,Mandy Reid, Dianne Baker and (left/front): Mary Meikle, AngelaDobbs, Yvonne Foreman, Lib Mitchell.Thanks to a £500 grant from the South Devon DFAS, University ofPlymouth Art History student Stephanie Gaillard, pictured, was able tomake a trip of a lifetime to visit the second India Art Summit.With plans to develop a career in the international art trading business,Stephanie has a strong interest in the fast-growing market incontemporary Indian art. In its first year, the India Art Summit attractedmore than 10,000 art enthusiasts from across the world.Her application for the annual bursary was judged the best by a panelof judges from the university's History of Art faculty. She shared details ofher trip to a rapt SDDFAS audience at their autumn meeting and wascongratulated on her presentation by Society Chairman Gavin Peck.South Devon DFASfunds India art tripThanks to sponsorship from Wilmslow DFAS, 18 sixth form art studentsat Wilmslow High School attended a talk by university lecturer and artistMichael Howard, the Programme Leader of the History of Art and Designcourse at Manchester Metropolitan University. He presented studentswith a thought-provoking lecture, entitled I Don't Know Much About Art,But. -An Introduction to Modern Art.Michael started with the suggestion that Goya might have been thefirst modern artist because he portrayed current events in a disturbingfashion to make people react. Conventional serene works by Rembrandt,Monet and Van Gogh were shown and admired, but gradually Michaelchallenged the students with more controversial works by Duchamp,Picasso, Braque, Warhol and finally Damian Hirst.  Michael encouraged the pupils to talk about their reactions to the art.It was a fascinating lecture and gave the students much to think about.Wilmslow DFAS sponsorsstudent modern art lectureTwo Church Recorders, SaraDay and Mary Bligh, from GrantaDFAS were amazed to discover thefrontal hidden among other textileswhile working at St Mary the Virginin Sawston. After consulting atextile conservator, theembroideries were lifted off theshattered silk background and newsilk was woven in Sudbury, Suffolkto match the original. A group ofseven volunteers from Granta andHuntingdon Societies worked fourhours a week for 18 months tocomplete the frontal. Though nomention of it is made in parishrecords, the frontal is believed tohave come from Spitalfields.

FREE TIMEThis issue's crossword wascompiled by Hazel Goldman. Thefirst correct entry we receive by 30 March and pull from thepostbag will receive a literary prize.Please send your correct entrieswith your name, address, Societyand phone number to: Crossword62, NADFAS House, 8 GuilfordStreet, London WC1N 1DA.Right: Study of a Young Womanby Titian© Gabinetto Disegni eStampe degli UffiziACROSS1 Endure to the end (4)3Second girl, one in strangesurroundings, is in nursinghome (10)10Under priced card for afalse bargain giver (5,4)11Money for the musicalsection (5)12Uncertain state of memberwith nothing on (5)13Relied on quiet finaleindeed (8)15Issue for one's partner (7)17Drink on the hour - 4 pm? (7)18In outskirts of Redbridge,turning to join train (7)21Having lost the memory ofearly hours since disturbed (7)23Go abroad - it's good inthe Middle Eastern country (8)24Plump for a game of golf (5)27Lightweight cat (5)28Hallo! I'd mix with it, likestone (9)29Fast track to Rome? (10)30After a couple, one canmake it (4)DOWN1All struck out for England -how dull! (10)2Set out in the early hours tomake vapour (5)4Leave while the orchestra isplaying (7)5Old sputnik discardsuniversity, sadly leaving blackmark (3,4)6In a lab a different country (7)7Pictures one playing gameand getting another rise (9)8A crowd at the service (4)9 They can have a stirringtime (6)14 City slicker's wife left pillow outside - that's a petty crime (10)16Café de Paris? (9)19Nuts about scrambled eggin lumps (7)20Among the seven ablerunners is one who can getthings done (7)21Turned aside on to roadright in front of Edward (7)22Ran off before argumentbeing small minded (6)25Peace workers find theGerman below (5)26Got back a classic pieceof clothing (4)SOLUTION TO CROSSWORD NO.61Congratulations to the winner ofthe competition in the winterissue: Judith Cochrane(South LakelandDFAS)The British Museum's new exhibition on Renaissance Italy is the theme of this issue's crossword.Two artists with eight-letter names can be found diagonally across the puzzle and should be enteredwhere indicated. All words, however abstruse, are in Chambers DictionaryCrossword No.6266NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING of hidden artist 1: ........................................................................... Name of hidden artist 2: .............................................................................