TAASA QUEENSLAND – TAASA Review September 2010
TAASA NSW Exhibition floor talk on Batik of Java: Poetics and Politics On Thursday 8 July, TAASA members attended a preview of this exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.
On display were batiks from the collection of Greg Roberts and Ian Reed and paintings by Indonesian artist, Dadang Christanto, curated by TAASA member Maria Wronska-Friend (see exhibition preview in the TR June 2010 issue). Textile Study Group meeting – 9 June Carole Douglas, an expert on the traditional textiles of the tribal women of Kutch in Northwestern India, brought in a lavish array of examples to illustrate her well attended talk on the place of Kutch and its traditions in the larger picture of Indian textile trading history. Textile Study Group meeting – 28 July Terry Bisley and Sue-Ann Smiles covered the fascinating topic of lotus stem fibre weaving at Lake Inle in northern Burma (Myanmar).
Together they travelled there in April and documented and collected an array of fabrics and scarves made from this precious fibre with its important Buddhist connotations. Greg Roberts at the Batik of Java exhibition...