RITUALS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA TAASA Monday Night Lecture Series 2017 Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St Sydney All events 6-8pm. Drinks & refreshments served. Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $30. Payment in advance essential. No refunds. Booking confirmation to Jillian Kennedy. Email: taasabookings@gmail.com, tel: 02 9958 7378. Payment by EFT: The Asian Arts Society of Australia BSB: 012-003, Account No. 2185-28414. Please provide name. Pay by credit card via TAASA website www.taasa.org.au. Please visit TAASA’s website for further details. www.taasa.org.au. – TAASA Review March 2017


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Monday 6 March 2017 Keeping up with the Jeros: Made Wijaya and Balinese Ritual Dr Siobhan Campbell, a lecturer in the Department of Indonesian Studies, Sydney University, will survey the documentation of ritual in Bali today by the late Made Wijaya (1953-2016) as well as his research on the connections between these rituals and the court culture of the Majapahit era. Monday 3 April 2017 The depiction of ritual in Balinese painting of the 19th and early 20th centuries Emeritus Professor Peter Worsley, Professor of Indonesian and Malayan Studies, University of Sydney between 1973 and 2000, will discuss various rituals including marriage rites, such as the story of Rma’s grandfather and grandmother, and death rituals, including the ritual suicide of wives. Monday 1 May 2017 Special session with four post-graduate students of the University of Sydney: www.taaa.org.au for further details. Tibet ­ the Roof of the World Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Tuesday 30 May 2017, 6.30pm Zara Fleming will provide a general introduction to the history, art and culture of this extraordinary land.

This lecture gives a brief overview of Tibetan history from the time of the great Tibetan Empire (6th ­ 9th c.) to the present day; explores the fascinating art and culture inspired by Buddhism, introduced from India in the 7th century, and gives an insight into the current political situation. Zara was the guest lecturer on the first British tour to Tibet in 1981.

She is an independent art consultant, lecturer and exhibition curator with specialist knowledge of Buddhist art, focusing on the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas. ...