MEISEN SILK: A CANVAS FOR THE MODERN KIMONO Margaret White – TAASA Review September 2023

MEISEN SILK: A CANVAS FOR THE MODERN KIMONO Margaret White W ith the beginning of the Meiji era (18681912) in Japan, the Emperor Meiji (r. 18671912) saw the need to radically transform the country from a feudal society under the Togugawa shogunate of the Edo period (16031868) to a modern nation state, initiating reforms in [...]

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BOOK REVIEW: LIVING PICTURES: PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Matt Cox – TAASA Review September 2023

BOOK REVIEW: LIVING PICTURES: PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Matt Cox Living Pictures: Photography in South Asia Charmaine Toh (ed) National Gallery of Singapore, 2022 RRP: S$50, paperback, 384p This is a review of the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, on show at the National Gallery of Singapore from 2 December 2022 until [...]

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TAASA MEMBERS’ DIARY SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2023 – TAASA Review September 2023

TAASA MEMBERS’ DIARY SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2023

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TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW Tuesday 12 September 2023 Living with Textiles Members are warmly invited to a private viewing of selected pieces from Christina Sumner’s collection. Christina’s research interests span Central, South and Southeast Asia with a primary focus on their traditional textiles. Christina was a founding member of TAASA and currently serves on the TAASA Committee. For almost 30 years she had, in large part, responsibility for Australia’s most diverse textile collection at the Powerhouse Museum and was its Principal Curator Design and Society during her last six years. Two sessions are being offered: Session 1: 10.00-11:00am; Session 2: 11.30am-12:30pm Cost $20, members only Please register with Lindie Ward on lindieward@hotmail.com and await confirmation before payment. Please state your session preference. Location given upon payment. – TAASA Review September 2023

TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW Tuesday 12 September 2023 Living with Textiles Members are warmly invited to a private viewing of selected pieces from Christina Sumner’s collection. Christina’s research interests span Central, South and Southeast Asia with a primary focus on their traditional textiles. Christina was a founding member of TAASA and currently serves on the [...]

By | September 1st, 2023|Comments Off on TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW Tuesday 12 September 2023 Living with Textiles Members are warmly invited to a private viewing of selected pieces from Christina Sumner’s collection. Christina’s research interests span Central, South and Southeast Asia with a primary focus on their traditional textiles. Christina was a founding member of TAASA and currently serves on the TAASA Committee. For almost 30 years she had, in large part, responsibility for Australia’s most diverse textile collection at the Powerhouse Museum and was its Principal Curator Design and Society during her last six years. Two sessions are being offered: Session 1: 10.00-11:00am; Session 2: 11.30am-12:30pm Cost $20, members only Please register with Lindie Ward on lindieward@hotmail.com and await confirmation before payment. Please state your session preference. Location given upon payment. – TAASA Review September 2023

REMEMBERING JAMES HAYES (1930 – 2023) – TAASA Review September 2023

REMEMBERING JAMES HAYES (1930 – 2023) We sadly have to report the recent death of James Hayes, scholar, collector and longtime TAASA member. James joined TAASA in its early years and served on the TAASA Committee in the 1990s when he was active in organising events and talk programs, participated in symposia and contributed to [...]

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KITAYAMA: BEYOND THE GOLDEN PAVILION – TAASA Review September 2023

KITAYAMA: BEYOND THE GOLDEN PAVILION Matthew Stavros I n the summer of 2016, archaeologists working on the grounds of the temple of Kinkakuji (formally, Rokuonji) in Kyoto’s northwest, unearthed a large chunk of solid bronze. Using diagnostic equipment, they quickly determined that the object was part of a large vertical finial such as those that [...]

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FEMININE POWER AND MASCULINE DESIRE: THE YOGIN? TEMPLES OF INDIA – TAASA Review September 2023

FEMININE POWER AND MASCULINE DESIRE: THE YOGIN? TEMPLES OF INDIA Richard Barz B etween the 9th and 12th centuries a group of unique Hindu temples was constructed in central India and in one place in south India. These temples were dedicated to a class of demigoddesses known as yogin?s. They are unique among Hindu temples [...]

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TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review September 2023

TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW 11 May 2023 Creation through tradition: Japanese Textile Design and Techniques: Masudo Gallery talk Masako Masudo treated TAASA to an exquisite presentation at the Space 145 Gallery, Glebe. Masako’s extensive collection, ranging from historic to cutting edge contemporary, of fine Japanese textiles reflects her keen eye and expertise on a wide [...]

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TAASA NSW END OF YEAR PARTY – TAASA Review September 2023

TAASA NSW END OF YEAR PARTY Thursday 7 December 2023, 6 – 8pm

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AN EVENING WITH TAASA AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, SYDNEY The KCC in Sydney’s CBD is our host for this end of year event. Enjoy good conversation, refreshments and entertainment while viewing the KoreaAustralia Arts Foundation Art Prize Finalists’ show. – TAASA Review September 2023

AN EVENING WITH TAASA AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, SYDNEY The KCC in Sydney’s CBD is our host for this end of year event. Enjoy good conversation, refreshments and entertainment while viewing the KoreaAustralia Arts Foundation Art Prize Finalists’ show. More detail TBA but please put this date in your diary. Masako Masudo discussing a [...]

By | September 1st, 2023|Comments Off on AN EVENING WITH TAASA AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, SYDNEY The KCC in Sydney’s CBD is our host for this end of year event. Enjoy good conversation, refreshments and entertainment while viewing the KoreaAustralia Arts Foundation Art Prize Finalists’ show. – TAASA Review September 2023