WHAT ‘ S ON IN AUSTRALIA AND OV E RS E AS : J U N E – A U G U S T 2 0 1 0 A S E L E CTI V E R O U N D U P O F E XHIBITI O N S A N D E V E N T S – TAASA Review June 2010
Compiled by Tina Burge Life, death and magic – 2000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 13 August 31 October, 2010 Features dramatic sculpture, jewellery and textiles revealing the power of art made for rituals of life and death from prehistoric to recent times, drawn from the Gallery’s renowned collection and key loans from institutions in Asia, Europe and America. A forum with international and Australian scholars and curators discussing the works will be held on 14 August from 1.30pm 5.00pm. For further information go to: nga.gov/whatson/highlights. Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator, Asian Art, and curator of the exhibition, presents an overview of the exhibition on 17 August at 12.45pm.
Niki van den Heuvel, Exhibition Assistant will introduce recent Gallery acquisitions of Southeast Asian animist sculpture and ancient bronzes on 26 August at 12.45 pm. Facing Asia histories and legacies of Asian studio photography National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 21-22 August 2010 Facing Asia is a conference organised by the ANU’s Research School of Humanities and the Arts that will explore the significance of the camera in the historical depiction of Asian people.
See p28 for details. For bookings and further information go to: www.rsh.anu.edu.au/events/2010/facingasia Asia Art Talks National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Charmane Head, yoga teacher, on the power of mudras (hand gestures) – 12 June at 2.00pm. Beatrice Thompson, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, on an 18thearly 19th century silk embroidered coverlet from Qing-dynasty China – 5 August at 12.45pm. Clement Onn, Assistant Curator of South Asian art, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, on designs and meaning of Indian textiles traded to Indonesia – 10 August at 12.45pm. For further information go to: www.nga.gov.au ...