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Recent TAASA Events

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

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

This major exhibition is a dramatically installed selection of stone statues depicting arhats (Korean nahan), Buddhist figures who have attained enlightenment.

More than Embroidery by Margaret Lee

Tue, Nov 30, 2021
Online via Zoom

Please join us for our last NSW Textile Study Group lecture of 2021, via Zoom.

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

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

The Way We Eat brings together works of art related to food by combining historical treasures with dramatic contemporary artworks.

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

Tue, Nov 9, 2021
Online via Zoom

This lecture will examine the way in which depictions of children developed over time, particularly on ceramics.

A Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 19, 2021
Online via Zoom

Earthenware is the oldest form of fired pottery in the world dating back some 29,000-25,000 BCE. By studying earthenware ceramic traditions, we can appreciate not only their functionality and importance but the simplicity and beauty of their forms and decoration.

A Lecture Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 12, 2021
Online via Zoom

Earthenware is the oldest form of fired pottery in the world dating back some 29,000 - 25,000 BCE. By studying earthenware ceramic traditions, we can appreciate not only their functionality and importance but the simplicity and beauty of their forms and decoration.

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

Thu, Oct 7, 2021
Online via Zoom

Hear a discussion and see an exhibition which represents 40 years of collecting, with a focus on basketry, textiles, ceramics, and objects in bronze, terracotta, wood and silver from Southeast Asia, from the 10th century to the present.

A Three-Part Series on Earthenware in Asia by Zoom

Tue, Oct 5, 2021
Online via Zoom

Earthenware is the oldest form of fired pottery in the world dating back some 29,000 -25,000 BCE. By studying earthenware ceramic traditions, we can appreciate not only their functionality and importance but the simplicity and beauty of their forms and decoration.

CONVERSATIONS 5 - INDIA: Food and Community

Sun, Sep 26, 2021
Online via Zoom

TAASA Queensland presents a conversation exploring Food and Community. Hosted by Mandy Ridley with panel speakers Sreejata Roy and Suresh Jayaram. 

More past events

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 (, )

Dyeing in Rugs and Textiles with Ross Langlands 

Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - National Trust Centre (Observatory Hill, NSW)

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 (, )

Sodeisha

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 (, )

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 (, )

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)

CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH TAASA

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