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Recent TAASA Events

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

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

Please join this TAASA members' tour of the exhibition Silent Ritual: Zai Kuang & Xiaoyu Bai 

Festival of Goldwork Exhibition and Embroiderers Guild Archives

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

Join Sue Gower to tour highlights of the Festival of Goldwork exhibition and see special pieces in the Collection room at the Embroiderers Guild.

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

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Online via Zoom

This lecture will examine a series of artifacts that were fashions themselves: from Chinese export ceramics depicting fashions and fashionability, to reverse-painted portrait mirrors made for European traders. 

Nyonya Metal Thread Embroidery: Connections and Borrowings with Mary Brown

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

This talk will look at key developments which made Asian and European metal
thread embroidery the most fabulous form of embroidery in the long history of textile

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

Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Online via Zoom

This Zoom lecture  describes the journey of a collection of blanc de chine - how it travelled from the home of Singapore collectors, Frank and Pamela Hickley, via Dehua to a new home in the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore.

Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand

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

Join us for an exhibition of contemporary Thai art across two venues, followed by an optional dinner.

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

Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Online via Zoom

This Zoom lecture will be presented by John Guy, the Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Thrill of the Hunt

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

Participants are invited to bring along a favourite or special ceramic item, old or contemporary, to discuss with the group.

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

Mon, Jun 6, 2022
Online via Zoom

Singapore became a melting pot of people, goods and ideas, once it was founded as a colonial settlement in 1819. With no single cultural arbiter, and away from motherlands, its residents began to dress and shop as they pleased, sourcing from an array of available global goods.

More past events

'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)

Dedicated Followers of Fashion: Indonesian Headhunters

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

The Decorated Body

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 (, )

CONVERSATIONS 5 - INDIA: Food and Community

Sun, Sep 26, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

The Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Mon, Sep 6, 2021 - Online (, )

 Sister Ships: Three 12th century Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia

Tue, Aug 10, 2021 - Online (, )

Sacred Love: The Gitgovinda of Jayadeva

Mon, Aug 2, 2021 - Online (, )

The Tale of Genji

Mon, Jul 5, 2021 - Online (, )

TAASA'S 30th Anniversary Party

Wed, Jun 30, 2021 - The Bond (Woollahra, NSW)

Tour of the IRANZAMIN Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum

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

Panji Stories in Southeast Asia

Mon, Jun 7, 2021 - Online (, )

Material Lineages: Chinese women artists in dialogue with Modernism

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

Japanese Studio Ceramics of the Meiji Period

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

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

Tue, May 11, 2021 - Online (, )

Objects of Adornment – Asian textiles, jewellery and amulets

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

Acquisition Stories

Tue, May 4, 2021 - Online (, )


Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - Online (, )

Asian Classics Through Art

Mon, Apr 5, 2021 - Online (, )

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 (, )