DICK RICHARDS, FORMER CURATOR OF ASIAN ART AT THE ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WITH WISTERIA SINENSIS – TAASA Review December 2011
Prior to the advent of TAASA, Asian art aficionados in Australia could only join overseas groups and societies to keep in touch with advances in scholarship and to make contact with other specialists.
The arrival of TAASA brought immediate and exciting changes to our lives; suddenly we were drawn into an expanding world of Asian studies in both Australia and overseas; younger scholars found a voice and our interests were broadened to include textiles, jewellery and decorative art.
TAASA’s inclusive seminars, often in support of exhibitions, have made a major contribution to the cultural life of the country, while the quarterly journal is outstanding in content and design; the policy of involving guest editors ensures that each edition is innovative and special, and the book reviews, diary and activity reports are very valuable; even the ads are enticing! TAASA 20? Wonderful! ...