Welcome to TAASA

Jackie Menzies

TAASA (The Asian Arts Society of Australia) was formed in 1991. It is a national, independent association promoting knowledge and appreciation of Asian visual, applied and performance arts, across history to the present and covering all parts of Asia. Areas of particular interest include painting and sculpture; ceramics, glass and metalware; textiles, dress, costume and jewellery; architecture; archaeology; music, dance and film.

TAASA aims to create a community of interest for our members. Our many events provide members with an opportunity to meet face to face to share knowledge and enthusiasm. The TAASA Review, our full colour, quarterly journal contains articles covering a wide range of interests. TAASA’s Facebook page extends opportunities for people to keep up with Asian art related events and to connect with like-minded societies abroad.

Jackie Menzies

President TAASA

TAASA Events

TAASA offers a wide range of activities for members and guests including symposia, lectures, previews of exhibitions and auctions, curator-led gallery visits, specialist study groups and social events.


JAPAN 3/11: Imaging destruction

Well-known media artist, performer and curator Philip Brophy will give the first lecture in our 2018 Monday night lecture series, which focuses on nature in Japan.

Mon, Mar 5, 2018
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

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TAASA Review

TAASA’s quarterly 32 page full colour, peer reviewed journal offers lively contributions by experts, collectors and curators covering all aspects of the Asian arts and keeping readers in touch with current exhibitions and events.

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Study Groups

Specialist study groups meet on a regular basis and are open to all members as a forum for in-depth study in a relaxed, social environment. Current study groups focus on Asian textiles and ceramics.


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Next Study Group event

Early Embroidered and Woven Textiles of West Aceh: An Illustrated Talk by Barbara Leigh

Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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