Welcome to TAASA

The Asian Arts Society of Australia Inc. (TAASA) provides a forum for enthusiasts and experts to share their interests in, and pursue the study of a wide range of arts from the entire Asian region.

TAASA was formed in 1991. It is a national body promoting the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Asian architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics, music, dance and film. It is also concerned with the impact of Asian art forms on the development of the arts of other cultures, including Australian.

TAASA’s activities are designed to complement those of public museums, art galleries and educational institutions. Active focus groups reflecting members' interests and inviting their involvement are based in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

For information on how to join TAASA, see the "Membership" tab above.

Gill Green 
President TAASA

A Great Birthday or Christmas Gift Idea From TAASA

Why not give a gift that keeps giving. A membership to TAASA - The Asian Arts Society of Australia.

Your gift of the TAASA Review will be delivered four times a year - what a great reminder of your friendship. As a TAASA member your friend will be notified of a wide range of events including lectures, symposia and performances, all with great opportunities to meet others interested in Asian arts and culture.

Join your friend today and we will send them a note letting them know that you have given them a TAASA membership as a very special gift for a year (Membership form)

TAASA Committee

Gill Green - President
Art historian specialising in Cambodian culture.

Ann Proctor - Vice President
Art historian with a particular interest in Vietnam.

Todd Sunderman - Treasurer
Former Asian antique dealer, with a particular interest in Tibetan furniture.

Dy Andreasen - Secretary
Has a special interest in Japanese haiku and tanka poetry.

Siobhan Campbell
Lecturer, Indonesian Studies, Sydney University with an interest in Balinese art.

Josefa Green
General editor of TAASA Review. Collector of Chinese ceramics.

Boris Kaspiev
Private collector of Asian art with a particular interest in the Buddhist art of the Himalayan region.

Min-Jung Kim
Curator of Asian Arts & Design at the Powerhouse Museum.

James MacKean
Collector of oriental ceramics

Natalie Seiz
Assistant Curator, Asian Art, AGNSW with an interest in modern/contemporary Asian Art.

Christina Sumner
Former Principal Curator, Design and Society, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Sandy Watson
Collector of textiles with an interest in photography and travel.

Margaret White
Former President and Advisor of the Friends of Museums, Singapore, with special interest in Southeast Asian art, ceramics and textiles.

TAASA Ambassador

Jackie Menzies
Emeritus Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of NSW. President of TAASA from 1992 – 2000.

State representatives


Melanie Eastburn
Curator of Asian Art, National Gallery of Australia.


Russell Storer
Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery.


James Bennett
Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia.


Carol Cains
Curator Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria International.

The 14th century Japanese Negoro lacquer basin (16.5 x 33.4cm) featured to the left on our home page and other pages of the TAASA website is from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, presented through the Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr S.Baillieu Myer, founder benefactor, 1985.

Figurine of Siva, South India, Vijayanagara period 1600s.

Gift of Alastair Morrison 2003

Collection Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

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