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Recent TAASA Events

LIVING WITH TEXTILES with Christina Sumner

Tue, Sep 12, 2023
Private Home (Naremburn, NSW)

In this second instalment of Living with Textiles, Christina Sumner will offer two sessions to TAASA members to view
selected textiles from her collection.

EXHIBITION GUIDED TOUR:  brick,vase,clay,cup,jug 

Tue, Aug 22, 2023
Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney, NSW)

The Ceramic Study Group cordially invites members to join a thought-provoking tour of this newly installed exhibition at the AGNSW.


Thu, Aug 3, 2023
Chau Chak Wing Museum (Camperdown, NSW)

Chinese belt toggles, known as zhuizi, are small carved ornaments hung at the belt as a counterweight for pouches or cases used to carry items of everyday use such as medicine and money.  Over 80 toogles are on display.

SACRED SITES OF ASIA 5  Potala: The Sacred Palace of Tibet

Mon, Jul 17, 2023
Online via Zoom

Towering above the once forbidden city of Lhasa in Tibet stands the magnificent palace of the Dalai Lamas - the Potala. In this lecture we will look at the story of this great citadel and its place in Tibet’s dramatic history.

THE SUZANI ENIGMA with Ross Langlands

Tue, Jul 11, 2023
Nomadic Rug Traders (Pyrmont, NSW)

The NSW Textile Study Group invites TAASA members to a joint evening with the Oriental Rug Society of NSW on the Suzani Enigma with Ross Langlands at Nomadic Rug Traders. 


Tue, Jun 20, 2023
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW)

The new North Building of the Art Gallery of New South Wales contains a wealth of Asian art, much of it previously unseen contemporary art. Senior Curator Melanie Eastburn will lead a tour of this. NOW FULL

Feminine Power and Masculine Desire in the Yogini Temples of India

Mon, Jun 5, 2023
Online via Zoom

Dr Barz will discuss the five surviving more or less intact yoginī temples and the images of individual yoginīs still present in three of them as well as the yoginī statues now found in museums.

‘MY LATEST BOOK': Three authors present their latest publications. PLUS TAASA AGM AND BOOK SALE

Wed, May 31, 2023
National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

Please join us for wine, food, book discussion by 3 authors, second-hand book sale and the TAASA AGM.

CREATION THROUGH TRADITION: Japanese Textile Design and Techniques

Thu, May 11, 2023
Masuda Gallery, Space 145 (Glebe, NSW)

Linking contemporary textiles to these traditional techniques, Masako Masuda will demonstrate how Japanese artisanship has been expanded and refined through innovative transformation of traditional skills.

More past events

The Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Mon, May 1, 2023 - Online via Zoom (, )

SACRED SITES OF ASIA - A Series of Monthly Zoom Lectures 

Mon, May 1, 2023 - Online via Zoom (, )


Thu, Apr 20, 2023 to Fri, Apr 21, 2023 - Private home (Eastern Sydney, NSW)

Borobudur: Texts and Images

Mon, Apr 3, 2023 - Online via Zoom (, )


Mon, Mar 27, 2023 - Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

Indian Contemporary Textiles: Artisan Handmade Textiles with Liz Williamson

Tue, Mar 7, 2023 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

SACRED SITES OF ASIA 1 - The Origins of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion: The Kitayama Temple-Palace Complex in 14th-century Kyoto

Mon, Mar 6, 2023 - Online via Zoom (, )

"Made in China" Symposium Invitation

Sat, Feb 18, 2023 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Tran's, Mosman, with a Modern Vietnamese Menu

Sun, Jan 29, 2023 - Tran's Restaurant (Mosman, NSW)

An Invitation from TAASA to Our End of Year Party and Bazaar

Thu, Nov 24, 2022 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

Charkha and Kargha Exhibition with Dr Pedrum Khosronejad

Tue, Nov 15, 2022 - Powerhouse Museum (Ultimo, NSW)

Living with Textiles with Sandy Watson and Margaret White

Tue, Nov 8, 2022 - TBA (, NSW)


Mon, Nov 7, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )


Mon, Oct 31, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )


Mon, Oct 24, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

CAMBODIAN INSIGHTS:  A Three Part Zoom Lecture Series

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Meet the Artists William Yang and Mai Nguyen-Long at the Diasporic Dialogues Exhibition 

Sun, Oct 16, 2022 - Art Atrium (Botany, NSW)

Hidden Blue:  Discovering the Ancient Wisdom of the Natural Indigo Dyeing Process in Javanese Batik

Sun, Oct 9, 2022 - Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Queensland)

Chinese Ceramics Produced in Hong Kong: The Hybridising Traditional Heritage for Global Markets

Tue, Oct 4, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Exhibition Guided Tour:  Sentinent Paper

Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Chau Chak Wing Museum (Camperdown, NSW)

Women’s Socio-political Negotiation via Dress in Postwar Taiwan

Mon, Sep 5, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

NATIONAL PICTURES: Exhibiting Collections at National Gallery Singapore

Thu, Sep 1, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Artists and the People, Ideaologies of Art in Indonesia

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Silent Ritual:  Zai Kuang & Xiaoyu Bai Paintings presented with Chinese ceramics and scholar objects

Sun, Aug 7, 2022 - ACAE Gallery, (Collingwood, VIC)

Festival of Goldwork Exhibition and Embroiderers Guild Archives

Wed, Aug 3, 2022 - Gallery 76 (West Concord, NSW)

From printed page to porcelain and beyond: Eurasian fashion and the decorative arts 1500-1800

Mon, Aug 1, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Nyonya Metal Thread Embroidery: Connections and Borrowings with Mary Brown

Tue, Jul 26, 2022 - National Trust Centre (Sydney, NSW)

Adventures in Porcelain, the Hickleys and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Mon, Jul 18, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 - Delmar Gallery, Ashfield and 16albermarle Project Space, Newtown (Ashfield, NSW)

Art & Independence: Y.G.Srimati and the Indian Style

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

The Thrill of the Hunt

Tue, Jun 14, 2022 - UNSW School of Art and Design [COFA) (Paddington, NSW)

Same but DifferentChanging hybrid fashions in 19th- and early 20th-century Singapore

Mon, Jun 6, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

'My Favourite Book on Asian Art' - Presentations by Five TAASA Members

Tue, May 24, 2022 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

We Have It All Tied Up

Tue, May 10, 2022 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

The Stylist Regents: Refashioning Thai Female Sartorial Styles by Queen Saovabha Phongsri and Queen Sirikit

Mon, May 2, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

The Jewel of the Desert: The Dunhuang Caves and the Silk Road’s hidden library

Tue, Apr 26, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Dressed to Kill: The Dandyism in Samurai Armour

Mon, Apr 4, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Invitation to Visit APT10 at QAGOMA

Sat, Apr 2, 2022 - QAGOMA (Brisbane, Queensland)

Distinguished China expert and author will speak on her latest book 'The Shortest History of China'

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 - Online via Zoom (, )

Tour of Clay Dynasty Exhibition

Thu, Mar 17, 2022 - Powerhouse Museum (Ultimo, NSW)

Dyeing in Rugs and Textiles with Ross Langlands 

Tue, Mar 8, 2022 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)