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Recent TAASA Events

A Curator-Led Viewing of the NGV’s Exhibition Buddha’s Smile

Fri, Jun 16, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, VIC)

Join Wayne Crothers and Carol Cains, Curators of Asian Art at the NGV, for a special viewing of the new exhibition Buddha’s Smile.

Rituals of Southeast Asia - The Diamond Vajra

Mon, Jun 5, 2017
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Dr Marnie Feneley from UNSW will explore the route by which Buddhism came to Southeast Asia and examine evidence of Esoteric Buddhism in medieval Cambodia.

Tibet - The Roof of the World

Tue, May 30, 2017
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Join us as Zara Fleming gives a general introduction to the history, art and culture of this extraordinary land.

Breathing Universe - Happy Together

Sat, May 27, 2017
Impress Printmakers Studio, followed by Edwina Corlette Gallery (Wooloowin, QLD)

Join us for two artist-led gallery tours. Japanese printmaker Kay Watanabe and ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa show their latest works.

Indian Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria

Fri, May 19, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, VIC)

Join Carol Cains, Curator of Asian Art at the NGV, for a private viewing of Indian textiles recently acquired by the Gallery.

Art From The Heart

Thu, May 18, 2017
M16 Artspace (Griffith, ACT)

Her Excellency, Naela Chohan, High Commissioner for Pakistan in Canberra will speak, sharing her thoughts on one of her great interests, advocacy for women through art.

For Gods, Kings and Ancestors: Ritual Ceramics in Asia

Sat, May 13, 2017
UNSW Art & Design (COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Enjoy a morning exploring the role that ceramics have played in the ceremonial life of various Asian societies, whether in religious or court context.

Out of the Black Lacquer Box: Ikats from Indonesia and the Philippines

Tue, May 9, 2017
S.H.Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Judith Snodgrass explores pieces from her collection of Ikats from her travels in the region during the 1970's.

Contemporary Indian Textiles

Mon, May 1, 2017
Members House (Brisbane, QLD)

On this May Day afternoon tea event, join a discussion about the colourful world of contemporary Indian textiles and hear travellers' tales about textile hunting in India.

More past events

Special Lecture on Ritual with Four Post-Graduate Students

Mon, May 1, 2017 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Bird and Flower Painting on Asian Ceramics

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 - Members House (Brisbane, QLD)

The Depiction of Ritual in Balinese Painting of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

World Tea Gathering Event

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - Members House (Brisbane, QLD)

A Viewing of Textiles from Private Collections

Sat, Mar 18, 2017 - Members House (Malvern, Victoria)

Keeping Up with the Jeros: Made Wijaya and Balinese Ritual

Mon, Mar 6, 2017 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

TAASA Singapore Fling

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 - Singapore (, )

Shades of Iron: A Study of the Blackware Ceramic Tradition across Asia

Thu, Feb 2, 2017 - COFA (Paddington, NSW)

NSW End of Year Party and Bazaar

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 - SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

In praise of the Buddha

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 - UNSW Art & Design (COFA Paddington), Room F202. (Paddington, NSW)

Japanese Arts and Delicious Indian Food

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 - Edo Arts (Terrey Hills, NSW)

NSW TSG 8th November Meeting Cancelled

Tue, Nov 8, 2016 - SH Ervin Gallery (The Rocks, NSW) (Millers Point, NSW)

In the Footsteps of Buddha - A Special Event in Melbourne

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - Mossgreen (Armadale, Victoria)

Wunderkammer - An Asian Cabinet of Curiosities

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 - Weft Gallery (Malvern East, Victoria)

Malaysian Mosques - A Starting Point to Understanding the Adoption of Islam in Southeast Asia

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics' School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

China in the Word Centre Tour

Sat, Oct 8, 2016 - Australia Centre on China in the World (ANU, Canberra)

Textile Holdings of the Chinese Museum and Han Dynasty Exhibition

Fri, Sep 30, 2016 - Chinese Museum (Melbourne, Victoria)

Black Ships and White Cats: Historical Influence on Japanese Kimono Design from the Edo Period Onwards

Tue, Sep 13, 2016 - Annie Wyatt Room at the SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

An Archaeologist in Shangri-La: Exploring the Early History of Kashmir

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics' School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Made for the Local Market: A Study of Khmer, Burmese & Lao Ceramics

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 - AGNSW Storage Facility (Lilyfield, NSW)

Palmyra

Mon, Aug 1, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics' School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Preview of Mossgreen's Decorative Arts Auction, including Fine Asian Art

Thu, Jul 28, 2016 - Mossgreen (Armadale, Victoria)

In Pursuit of Indian Ikats - Gujarat, Orissa & Andhra Pradesh

Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - Annie Wyatt Room at the SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Bamboo - Tradition in Contemporary Form

Mon, Jul 11, 2016 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)

The Cultural Impact of Globalization on Indonesia during the Age of Spices 1500-1800

Mon, Jul 4, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Curator led viewing of Tang: Treasures from the Silk Road Capital

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 - AGNSW (Sydney, NSW)

Adorned: Textiles and Jewellery from Central Asia

Mon, Jun 20, 2016 - Ararat Regional Art Gallery (Ararat, Victoria)

TAASA Lecture: Venice and the Islamic World, 828 to 1797

Mon, Jun 6, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Japanese Woodblock Prints

Fri, May 20, 2016 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)

Private exhibition viewing: Holding Possibility at Percolator Gallery

Thu, May 19, 2016 - Percolator Gallery (Paddington, Queensland)

A new Textile Museum in Cambodia and old textiles from Burma

Tue, May 10, 2016 - Annie Wyatt Room at the SH Ervin Gallery (The Rocks, NSW)

The Timeless Beauty of Whitewares

Tue, May 3, 2016 - COFA (Paddington, NSW)

Tour of Threads of Asia

Sat, Apr 23, 2016 - Embroidery House (Malvern, Victoria)

Life was a Picnic in the Spring

Mon, Apr 4, 2016 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Japanese pottery traditions - old and new

Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - Member's Home (St Lucia, Queensland)

Exhibition opening: The Compulsive Collector: Batik, Tampan, Tapis

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 - Gallery 159 (The Gap, Queensland)

Inside a Collector's Head

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - Annie Wyatt Room at the SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

The Arts and Culture of the KaTu Peoples of Laos

Tue, Mar 8, 2016 - Annie Wyatt Room at the SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)

TAASA Trip to the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 to Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - QAGOMA (Brisbane, Queensland)

Member Viewing of NGV Exhibition - Blue: Alchemy of a Colour

Sun, Dec 6, 2015 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)