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Upcoming TAASA Events

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

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

Japan's "Tale of the Heike"

Mon, Apr 6, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

A lecture on art related to the Japanese classic novel "The Tale of the Heike" which is the original samurai epic of Japanese literature

The "Shahnama" (Book of Kings)

Mon, May 4, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

The "Shahnama" (Book of Kings) is an epic poem composed in Persian by the poet Firdausi in the early 11th century

Panji Stories in Southeast Asia

Mon, Jun 1, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

This lecture will describe the spread of these stories from Java as far as Myanmar and Cambodia, using illustrations from a range of artistic traditions

The "Tale of Gengi"

Mon, Jul 6, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

This Japanese classic from the 11th century has been a constant source of inspiration for artists of different schools

Sacred Love: The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva

Mon, Aug 3, 2020
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

This 12th century Indian love poem has had a profound influence on the diverse arts of India, from miniature painting through to 21st century Bollywood