T A A S A R E CO L L E C T e d : A C e l e bration o f D iv e rsity – TAASA Review December 2011


This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 11).

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Heleanor Feltham I find it almost impossible to believe that 20 years have passed since TAASA began.

Those of us who came together to discuss the founding of an Asian Arts society in Sydney were all convinced from our differing experiences that the time was right: there were now enough people with an interest in the field to justify us gathering to celebrate the wonderful diversity which constitutes the arts of Asia.

Similar societies, some with long and honourable histories, already existed in Europe, America and the Far East, and there were useful journals, Oriental Arts and Arts of Asia for instance, that covered a range of topics...