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Recent TAASA Events

Travelling Edmund de Waal's White Road: The Development of Porcelain in China and Europe

Sat, May 19, 2018
UNSW Art & Design (COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Enjoy a morning with the CSG as we follow Edmund de Waal’s exploration of the history of porcelain in his latest book The White Road.

Tales From the East - An Illustrated Talk by Lindie Ward

Tue, May 8, 2018
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Boardroom (Millers Point, NSW)

Lindie Ward will discuss some of the rare textiles that have come to light from the National Trust Collection and elsewhere.

Utamaro's Picture Books

Mon, May 7, 2018
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Olivia Meehan, Japanese art historian and Curator of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, takes a close look at three famous picture books illustrated by Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1806).

TAASA Auction Preview at Bonhams

Thu, May 3, 2018
Bonhams (Woollahra, NSW)

TAASA members are invited to a special preview of Bonhams’ 9 May Asian art sale, led by Bonhams' Asian Art Specialist Yvett Klein.

Private Viewing of the Capon Collection

Sat, Apr 14, 2018
The Capon Home (Sydney, NSW)

Edmund and Joanna Capon have kindly invited a small group of TAASA members to their home for a viewing of a selection from their Asian collection.

Elaborate Excess: Garments by Guo Pei at NGV Triennial

Tue, Apr 10, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)

Please join Paola di Trocchio, Acting Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles at the NGV for a guided tour through Guo Pei’s installation.

The Rising Clouds of Spring and the Whitened Mountains of Winter: Sesson, Zen and Painting the Natural World

Mon, Apr 9, 2018
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

In this talk Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art at the AGSA, will focus on the brush and ink master Sesson Shukej.

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

Tue, Mar 13, 2018
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Barbara Leigh, now Professor at the lslamic University in Banda Aceh, will discuss early textiles of West Aceh.

JAPAN 3/11: Imaging destruction

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

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.

More past events

Trade Winds to Palembang

Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - UNSW Art & Design (COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Sacred and Secular: A Private Collection of Japanese and Chinese Garments

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 - Member's Home (South Yarra, Victoria)

The Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Dutch Golden Age

Mon, Feb 12, 2018 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

A Christmas Treat - Tour of the Reconfigured Asian Galleries at the NGV

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, VIC)

NSW End of Year Party

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - S.H. Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Yayoi Kusama - Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Silks and Horses

Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - Satou House (St Lucia, QLD)

Field of Flowers - Islamic Textiles from Safavid to Sumatra

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Old St Luke’s Studio and Gallery, Gundaroo

Sun, Oct 29, 2017 - Old St Luke's Studio and Gallery (Gundaroo, NSW)

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - Member's Home (Brisbane, QLD)

Bonhams’ Chinese Paintings

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - Bonhams (Woollahra, NSW)

Reversed Applique - A Hands-on Textile Workshop with Marianne Hulsbosch

Tue, Oct 10, 2017 - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Treasures of Buddhist Art

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 to Fri, Sep 15, 2017 - AGNSW Storage (Lilyfield, NSW)

Textiles of the Nusa Tenggara

Tue, Sep 12, 2017 - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Annie Wyatt Room (Millers Point, NSW)

Hokusai

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

East-West Chic - A TAASA Symposium

Sat, Aug 19, 2017 - UNSW Art & Design (COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Lost in Translation

Tue, Aug 15, 2017 - Members Home (St Lucia, QLD)

Pakistani, Indian and Japanese Treasures in Canberra

Sat, Aug 5, 2017 - National Gallery of Australia (Parkes, ACT)

Hokusai

Fri, Jul 28, 2017 - NGV (Melbourne, VIC)

Artwork by Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Sullivan+Strumpf (Zetland, NSW)

South Indian Kalamkari Textile Decoration Technique

Sat, Jul 15, 2017 - Members House (Brisbane, QLD)

Textile Use in Ritual Amongst the Tai of the Border Areas of Northeast Laos and Vietnam

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

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

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

Rituals of Southeast Asia - The Diamond Vajra

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

Tibet - The Roof of the World

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

Breathing Universe - Happy Together

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

Indian Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria

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

Art From The Heart

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

For Gods, Kings and Ancestors: Ritual Ceramics in Asia

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

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)

Contemporary Indian Textiles

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

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)