WHAT’S ON: MARCH – MAY 2023 – TAASA Review March 2023
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This article was originally found in the March 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 29).
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NSW Elemental and Correspondence ongoing Art Gallery of NSW These exhibitions continue to be presented over the two floors of the Asian Lantern galleries, with works on display refreshed by new objects from time to time. Chinese Toggles: Culture in Miniature 29 April – May 2024 China Gallery, Chau Chak Wing Museum This exhibition is a rare and large-scale presentation of Chinese belt toggles – a disappeared sartorial tradition which perhaps served as forebear to the betterknown netsuke of Japan.
In addition to contextualising the belt wearing culture in China and narrating the stories of the Australian collector duo Hedda and Alastair Morrison, the exhibition highlights Chinese toggles as miniature sculptures, embodying rich symbolic and material culture and delightfully miniaturising everyday life.
See pp4 – 6 in this issue. SHUO SHU 17 December 2022 – 14 May 2023 White Rabbit Gallery In recent years Shuo Shu, or the art of storytelling, has become a dying tradition...