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Chairman – Winifred Gribbon

 The Duties and Responsibilities of the JDS&E Chairman are:

  • Chair JDSE Committee meetings
  • Attend Area Executive Meetings and give an up to date report on the work of the JDS&E
  • Attend Area Council Meetings and give a detailed report to Council members
  • Notify the Area Representatives of date, time and venue of Council Meetings
  • Chair JDSE events
  • Attend NIGFAS Area Day and any other events organised by NIGFAS
  • Attend NIGFAS AGM and give a detailed report of the work of the JDS&E since the previous NIGFAS AGM. Set up a JDS&E table
  • Liaise with the Treasurer and Secretary
  • Liaise with the Area Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Education Representatives on all issues including Budgets and Tests
  • Attend Area Tests and support Training Sessions and Refresher Courses
  • Organise Workshops and be available to entertain Tutors etc
  • Compile a report for each edition of the NIGFAS Newsletter
  • Promote JDSE and encourage members to join
  • Be a good Ambassador for NIGFAS, NAFAS and WAFA


Judges Representative –  Joan Magee

Joan Magee, is an National Judge, Area Demonstrator and Speaker, and she can be contacted on  Tel No 02844830203 or

email: joanmagee@icloud.com

Demonstrators Representative – Cherie Nummy

Cherie is an Area Demonstrator, Speaker and Judge and can be contacted on 02870 849455 or Email: cherienummy@hotmail.co.uk Cherie is currently Treasurer.

Speakers Representative – James Burnside

James is a National Demonstrator, Judge, Teacher and Speaker.  He is an Adjudicator for demonstrating.  He can be contacted on 028 7964 2125 or e-mail brookville@btinternet.com 

Education Representative – Elizabeth Rea   Contact Number 07799706665        elizabeth.rea34@gmail.com

JDS&E SECRETARY -    Gertrude Carson  Contact details 0284461575 / 07762388861     trudycarson@yahoo.co.uk

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Area Representatives are:

·        To act as a liaison between members of NIGFAS and their respective National Committees

·        To attend Representative Days as and when arranged by the National Committees or find a suitable replacement if unable to attend

·        To attend, if possible, National Symposiums and to promote these within NIGFAS and actively encourage members to attend

·        To keep up to date with new developments and trends in their respective disciplines

·        To organise Area Refresher days

·        To compile and keep up to date lists of Area qualified members

·        To encourage NIGFAS members to undergo training for Judging, Demonstrating, Speaking and Teaching

·        To organise and carry through Area Tests

·        To be good Ambassadors for NIGFAS, NAFAS and WAFA

Pre- National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test Revised Dates Wednesday 21st April and Thursday 22nd April 2021

National Demonstrators Test
to be held at
Northwich Memorial Court

Wednesday 21st April 2021
Thursday 22nd April 2021
10.00am to 4.30pm
(doors open at 9.30am)

TICKETS £12 per person, per day
available from
Vanessa Keys, NAFAS, Osborne House, 12 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4TE

cheques payable to NAFAS – please include a SAE
card payments taken at Headquarters 020 7247 5567 – digital tickets issued
tea & coffee available
Reg Charity No. 1101348
Test held by kind permission of The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

JDS&E Workshop 25th January 2020

Still Life and Montage

Taken by Tutors Alan Beatty and James Burnside

  1. Alan Beatty Still Life Tutor
  2. Example of a Still Life
  3. Alan Beatty critiquing the members attempts at Still Life 

  1. 1, Garnett Hopper & Hazel Speer Omagh preparing their Montage
  2.  Jean Bruce  NIGFAS President, June Faulkner (Londonderry)& Marion McGee( Armagh) working on their Montages.
  3.  Moonscape montage by James Burnside
  4. Example of a Montage prepared by James Burnside
  5. Ann Jack( Mid Ulster) & Winifred  Gribbon ( JDSE Chairman ) 

 1.Members who attended the workshop

2.Montage Tutor James Burnside

3.James Burnside with a moonscape montage he prepared

4. Reggie Alcorn & Ann Johnston hard at work on their montage

This event has been cancelled due to Coronarvirus