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Recent TAASA Events

The Trade in the Arts in Asia, from the Days of the Silk Road to Now

Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Silk Road Asian Art (South Yarra, Victoria)

TAASA members and friends are invited to a talk by Ray Tregaskis and a private viewing of the upcoming exhibition at Silk Road Asian Art, Melbourne

Rosanjin - Epicure and Potter

Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Member's home (St Lucia, Queensland)

Explore the extraordinary life of Showa era restauranteur and ceramicist Kitaoji Rosanjin

Creation with a Purpose

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
National Trust Centre (Millers Point, NSW)

Trish Clark and Iain Finlay who have been working in a small mountainous village in Northern Laos will discuss and show their story of the establishment of Women’s Business

Asian Classics Through Art

Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

A series of 6 monthly lectures exploring art related to classic Asian epics

The Ramayana in Art: Princely Adventures and Other Stories

Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

The adventures of Rama as he encounters human and extra-human friends and foes, has offered rich material for artistic improvisation

Jumaadi: House of Shadow

Sat, Feb 8, 2020
Artisan Gallery (Bowen Hills, Queensland)

You are invited to a free guided tour of the exhibition "Jumaadi: House of Shadow"


Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Palace Restaurant (Sydney, NSW)

Welcome in the lunar new year with a sumptuous Chinese banquet

Japan Supernatural - Guided TAASA Tour

Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney, NSW)

Join us for a special, in-depth guided tour of this exhibition by Melanie Eastburn, the exhibition’s curator

Bonhams Sydney Auction Preview and Talk

Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Bonhams Sydney (Woollahra, NSW)

Bonhams’ Asian art specialist Yvett Klein will use examples from the Asian art sale for her talk.

More past events

Silk Embroidery in Sumatra with Hwei- Fe’n Cheah

Tue, Nov 12, 2019 - National Trust Centre (Millers Point, NSW)

Bonhams Melbourne Grand Opening

Thu, Nov 7, 2019 - Bonhams Melbourne (Armadale, VIC)

AGSA Asian Arts Program

Fri, Nov 1, 2019 - Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide, SA)

Celebrate Diwali the Indian 'Festival of Lights'

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 - planet (Surry Hills, NSW)

Shades of Blue: the enduring appeal of blue and white ceramics

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 - Elwyn Lynn Conference Centre, COFA (Paddington, NSW)

WEFT: Textiles and Travels in Central Asia

Sun, Sep 22, 2019 - Leonard Joel Auctions (South Yarra, VIC)

"Viewing the New": A Curator-led Viewing of Recent Acquisitions by the Asian Art Department at the National Gallery of Victoria

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Victoria)

Big Day Out in Canberra: Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: All That Arises

Sat, Sep 14, 2019 - National Gallery of Australia (Parkes, ACT)

Textile Conservation

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Artworks from Nature

Sat, Aug 24, 2019 - UNSW ART + DESIGN (Paddington, NSW)

Batik Workshop with Heda Warisan

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - Member's home (Brisbane, Queensland)

Guided Visit to Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Manly Art Gallery & Museum (Manly, NSW)


Sat, Aug 3, 2019 - Member's home (Melbourne, VIC)

Shared Passions: Ikats

Tue, Jul 9, 2019 - SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Along the Mystical Path: Sufis in Persia

Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Indigo Dye Bath with Dana McCown

Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Member's home (Brisbane, QLD)

A Friday night, curator-led viewing of the NGV’s Exhibition: Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang

Fri, Jun 28, 2019 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic)

The Pagoda in Chinese Art and Architecture

Tue, Jun 4, 2019 - Member's home (Brisbane, Queensland)

Japanese Mountain Asceticism

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Asian Art Viewing at Bonhams

Thu, May 16, 2019 - Bonhams (Woollahra, NSW)

VIP Event for "Asian Works of Art" Auction

Thu, May 16, 2019 - Leonard Joel Auctioneers (South Yarra, Victoria)

Batik Peranakan or Batik Nonya?

Tue, May 14, 2019 - SH Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

Illuminating Islamic Ceramics

Tue, May 7, 2019 - UNSW Art & Design (COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Jin and Local Lords of the Earth

Mon, May 6, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

A Private Collection of Japanese Ceramics

Sun, May 5, 2019 - Member’s home (Melbourne, VIC)

Last Days of APT9 Tour & Afternoon Tea

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 - Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Queensland)

Lao New Year

Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, ACT)

Spirits and Djinn from the Islamic Worlds

Mon, Apr 1, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Textile Connections between Indonesia and Japan

Sat, Mar 30, 2019 - Brisbane Square Library (Brisbane, Queensland)

Five Centuries of Tapis

Tue, Mar 12, 2019 - S H Ervin Gallery (Millers Point, NSW)

TAASA Victoria Imari Exhibition Tour

Wed, Mar 6, 2019 - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, VIC)

Love the Buddha, Fear the Nat

Mon, Mar 4, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

TAASA Queensland Indian Decorative Arts Seminar

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 - QAGOMA seminar room (South Brisbane, QLD)

TAASA Visit to APT9

Sat, Feb 23, 2019 - QAGOMA (South Brisbane, QLD)

TAASA Queensland Dinner and Lecture

Sat, Feb 23, 2019 - Members Home (Brisbane, QLD)

Animal Magic

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 - UNSW Art & Design (COFA), Block F, Room 202 (Paddington, New South Wales)

Imagined Worlds and Supernatural Beings in Contemporary Chinese Art, followed by Lunar New Year Supper

Mon, Feb 4, 2019 - Sydney Mechanics School of Art (Sydney, NSW)

Film Screening - 1000 Hands of the Guru: Saving Bhutan’s Sacred Arts

Thu, Nov 29, 2018 - State Library of Queensland (South Bank, Queensland)

TAASA NSW End of Year Party

Tue, Nov 27, 2018 - S.H. Ervin Gallery (Observatory Hill, NSW)

TAASA QLD End of Year Party - International Pot Luck Meal and World Tea Gathering Event.

Sat, Nov 17, 2018 - Member's Home (St Lucia, Queensland)

Austronesian Migrations and the Textiles and Sculpture of Southeast Asia

Tue, Nov 13, 2018 - S.H. Ervin Gallery (Observatory Hill, NSW)