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Recent TAASA Events

Indian Contemporary Textiles: Artisan Handmade Textiles with Liz Williamson

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

The Textile Study Group cordially invites you to join us at our first meeting of the year. 

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

The first presentation in the lecture series explores Kitayama’s material composition to demonstrate that the villa was a vast temple-palace complex built to resemble a Chinese-style imperial capital.

"Made in China" Symposium Invitation

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

Members and guests are warmly invited to attend this symposium. Our three guest speakers will focus on several aspects of trade ceramics produced by China for markets other than Europe.

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

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

Best wishes for 2023 which is the Year of the Cat in Vietnam.


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

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

Please come along to our End of Year Party and our Bazaar, to celebrate another year of the Society's activities.

Charkha and Kargha Exhibition with Dr Pedrum Khosronejad

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

Taking its title from Charkh(spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom), this exhibition features over 100 rare items that date back to the foundational collections of the Powerhouse Museum acquired since the 1880s.

Living with Textiles with Sandy Watson and Margaret White

Tue, Nov 8, 2022

In this special event, TAASA members will have the opportunity to visit the homes of two collectors to view selected pieces from central and east Asia.


Mon, Nov 7, 2022
Online via Zoom

The title of this Zoom lecture is If textiles could talk:  Cambodian cultural events visualized in silk.


Mon, Oct 31, 2022
Online via Zoom

This Zoom lecture willl focus on the development of Cambodian contemporary art.

More past events


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)

The Decorated Body

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

Dedicated Followers of Fashion: Indonesian Headhunters

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

Conversation:  Traveller's Tales, an Object that Sparks a Story

Sun, Mar 6, 2022 - Online via Zoom (Brisbane, Queensland)

Celebrate this Tiger Lunar New Year with a Korean Dinner

Thu, Feb 17, 2022 - Danjee Restaurant (Sydney, NSW)


Navigating the Past and Writing

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

Your Invitation to TAASA's 30th Anniversary Party

Thu, Jan 27, 2022 - The Bond (Woollahra, NSW)

Invitation to Tour the Five Hundred Arhats Exhibition with Exhibition Curator Min-Jung Kim

Thu, Dec 16, 2021 - The Powerhouse Museum (Ultimo, NSW)

More than Embroidery by Margaret Lee

Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

Tour of THE WAY WE EAT Exhibition by Exhibition Curator Cao Yin

Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney, NSW)

Praying for Noble Sons: A Free Lecture by Dr Rosemary Scott

Tue, Nov 9, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

A Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

A Lecture Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

Upacara: Ceremonial Art from Southeast Asia from the Collection of Dr John Yu AC

Thu, Oct 7, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

A Three-Part Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 5, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )