CARL ANDREW (3 JULY 1939 ­ 18 FEBRUARY 2019) – TAASA Review June 2019


This article was originally found in the June 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 2, Page 26).

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Paul Genney T he first seeds of TAASA were planted when Carl Andrew, together with Claire Roberts (both with the Powerhouse Museum), returned from a stimulating visit to a collector of Chinese art.

This inspired a vision of a forum where people could meet to share their interests in Asian art.

Carl was one of the original `yurt hatchers’ at the now legendary gathering where the embryonic idea of an Asian arts society took shape (TAASA Review, Dec 2011). Photo © Christopher Sanders, 2007 For those who knew Carl, his boundless enthusiasm and passions were a force that could be hard to resist; those energies were integral to the creation and successful launch of TAASA...