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Recent TAASA Events

We Have It All Tied Up

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

Lindie Ward and Barbara Rogers plan to explore the different interpretations and origins of shibori or tie-dyeing and will show examples.

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

Mon, May 2, 2022
Online via Zoom

Clothing and politics may not seem to have much in common, but when utilized together they can become an important tool for reinventing national identity.

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

Tue, Apr 26, 2022
Online via Zoom

On the edge of China’s Taklamakan Desert are a series of hand-carved and painted Buddhist grottoes. They contain a gallery of Buddhist art spanning more than 1000 years.

Dressed to Kill: The Dandyism in Samurai Armour

Mon, Apr 4, 2022
Online via Zoom

Samurai armour is some of the most beautiful and evocative military equipment ever produced, but throughout the long peaceful isolation period (1639-1853) its actual fighting practicality became less important and its social symbolism and capacity for aesthetic expression more so.

Invitation to Visit APT10 at QAGOMA

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

TAASA QLD will host this weekend event that will welcome TAASA members from across the country to enjoy APT10 at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

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

Tue, Mar 22, 2022
Online via Zoom

Hear Linda Jaivan present some of the information in her critically acclaimed recent book.

Tour of Clay Dynasty Exhibition

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

This is a special tour by the exhibition curator Eva Czernis-Ryl and ceramics expert John Freeland highlighting the influence of East Asian ceramics on the development of Australian studio pottery and ceramics.

Dyeing in Rugs and Textiles with Ross Langlands 

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

The subject of dyes in traditional textiles, and oriental rugs, in particular, has been one of the speaker’s consuming interests over the decades.

Dedicated Followers of Fashion: Indonesian Headhunters

Mon, Mar 7, 2022
Online via Zoom

This lecture will introduce the "Decorated Body" lecture series and then focus on Indonesian headhunters. Headhunting is a ritualised act which marked a man’s transition into adulthood.

More past events

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 (, )

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

Mon, Apr 5, 2021 - Online (, )

Asian Classics Through Art

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 (, )

The Decorated Body

Sun, Mar 7, 2021 - Online via Zoom (, )

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 (, )