TAASA IN VICTORIA Member viewing of Exhibition Blue: Alchemy of a Colour Sunday 6 December 2015, 2 ­ 3pm A tour of the NGV’s exhibition with Carol Cains, Curator of Asian Art. Blue: Alchemy of a Colour will explore how artists have created works in the blue and white – TAASA Review December 2015


This article was originally found in the December 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 29).

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palette using a wide range of methods and styles, to produce unique and exquisite works of art.

Blue reveals the fascinating metamorphosis of pattern, form and motif stemming from the global trade of these works, and the tales told through the use of this colour in ceramics, textiles, woodblock prints and paintings. The exhibition focusses on works from the NGV’s Asian collection and includes Persian, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese ceramics, indigo dyed textiles from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and India, and works from Egypt, England and Italy.

This is a free event but bookings are essential...