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Recent TAASA Events

Tour of the IRANZAMIN Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum

Thu, Jun 17, 2021
The Powerhouse Museum (Ultimo, NSW)

Iranzamin (Land of the Persians) is the first survey exhibition of the Powerhouse collection of Persian arts and crafts. The  tour is by the exhibition curator Dr Pedram Khosronejad.

Panji Stories in Southeast Asia

Mon, Jun 7, 2021

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, including the Javanese wayang beber scrolls, Balinese classical art, Thai temple murals and Burmese illustrated manuscripts.

Material Lineages: Chinese women artists in dialogue with Modernism

Mon, May 24, 2021
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (Sydney, NSW)

This talk focuses on the work of Chinese women artists of 3 generations, from those who studied abroad during the Republican era, to those who emerged after the Cultural Revolution, and to a younger generation. The TAASA AGM will be held prior to the talk.

Japanese Studio Ceramics of the Meiji Period

Sat, May 22, 2021
Leonard Joel Auctions (South Yarra, VIC)

This talk will focus on new developments and techniques in porcelain decoration in Japan in the Meiji Period and include a handling session.

Chinese Wayang (Opera) in Singapore with Jeffrey Say & Laura Yung

Tue, May 11, 2021

Hear a brief history of Chinese Opera, its structure and development in Singapore with a focus on the amazing costumes and the language of embroidery.

Objects of Adornment – Asian textiles, jewellery and amulets

Sat, May 8, 2021
Private home (St Kilda, VIC)

This will be a chance for Victorian TAASA members to meet again in a private collector’s home and bring a piece to show and discuss with other members.

Acquisition Stories

Tue, May 4, 2021

One of the joys of collecting are the stories behind the pieces in our collections. The Ceramic Study Group committee invites members to share one acquisition story with others at a CSG Zoom event.


Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Sodeisha was an avant-garde ceramics movement in Kyoto and was one of the first clear expressions of modernism in Japanese ceramics

Asian Classics Through Art

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

A series of 5 monthly lectures online exploring art related to classic Asian epics from Japan, Java, India and Persia

More past events

A Dish Best Served Cold: the Akō Incident and the Forty-seven Rōnin

Mon, Apr 5, 2021 - Online (, )

Exhibition Tour & Viewing: Korean Folk Paintings (Minhwa) Today

Wed, Mar 24, 2021 - Korean Cultural Centre (Sydney, NSW)

Batik Textiles: The Artifacts of Indonesia's Sociocultural Evolution

Tue, Mar 9, 2021 - Online (, )

Celebrate Lunar New Year with TAASA: A Yin Metal Ox Year

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - Online (, )

Second Guided tour of Auspicious: Motifs in Chinese Art

Thu, Jan 14, 2021 - Chau Chak Wing Museum (Camperdown, NSW)

Exhibition Viewing of Indonesia Calling 2020  & a Thai Banquet

Thu, Nov 26, 2020 - 16albermarle Project Space (Newtown, NSW)

Islamic Art: Beyond Perception and Perspective

Mon, Nov 9, 2020 - Online (, )

Koo BohnchangThe light of the moon

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 - Korean Cultural Centre (Sydney, NSW)

Ceramic Artists to the Imperial Household of Japan

Tue, Oct 27, 2020 - Online (, )

India: Artist Responses to the Pandemic

Sun, Oct 18, 2020 - Online (, )

A Taste for the Exotic: The Samurai and a World of Commodities

Mon, Oct 5, 2020 - Online (, )

Conversations 3: Transnationalism in Porcelain Ceramics

Sun, Sep 20, 2020 - Online (, )

The New Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and its Asian Collections

Mon, Sep 14, 2020 - Online (, )

Japanese Modernism: Between Earthquake and War

Mon, Aug 31, 2020 - Online (, )

Everything old is new again: The presentation of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia 2019 - 2022

Mon, Aug 3, 2020 - Online (, )

CONVERSATIONS 2: Japan: Art & Life

Sun, Jul 19, 2020 - Online (, )

Into the LIght: Asian Textiles in the Powerhouse Museum Collection

Mon, Jul 6, 2020 - Online (, )

Japan's "Tale of the Heike"

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

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)

Rosanjin - Epicure and Potter

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

Creation with a Purpose

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

The Ramayana in Art: Princely Adventures and Other Stories

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

Jumaadi: House of Shadow

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


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

Japan Supernatural - Guided TAASA Tour

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

Bonhams Sydney Auction Preview and Talk

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

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)