LAUNCH OF TAASA QUEENSLAND BRANCH A function was held at the Queensland Art Gallery on the afternoon of Saturday, 18 October, to launch a Queensland branch of TAASA. To date Queensland membership of the Society has been small, despite the state gallery’s substantial Asian collection and its strong commitment to Asian art as evidenced by its Asia-Pacific Triennial exhibitions. This may in large part be due to the lack of local activities available to existing or potential members, such as the seminars and interest groups held in Sydney and Melbourne. The establishment of an active Queensland branch is designed to rectify this situation. – TAASA Review December 2008

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From left: Margery Morris, Philip Courtenay (TAASA Queensland Convenor), Baoping Li.

Photo: Gill Green The launch received strong support, notably the complimentary use of a lecture theatre venue, from the Australian Centre of AsiaPacific Art (ACAPA), the research arm of the Queensland Art Gallery’s Asian and Pacific activities.

One of ACAPA’s aims is to establish partnerships and alliances with similar organisations and TAASA is looking at the possible signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Centre for mutual benefit. Alfonsa Horeng wearing an Endeh skirtcloth and a top featuring a mamuli design...