TAASA Members’ Diary
September 2013 - December 2013
A TAASA Symposium in association with Macquarie Asian Historical Research Society
Saturday 7 September 2013, 10 am – 4.15 pm
Target Lecture Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
TAASA’s Symposium on Inner Asia explores the region’s fascinating cultural and religious exchanges between the 6th to 9th centuries. A full day programme introduces its rich and interconnected traditions of material culture, art and architecture:
- Introduction by Adjunct Professor Daniel Kane
- Keynote Speaker: Professor Zhang Jianlin, Shaanxi Provincial Archaeology Research Institute. Tibetan art from the 7th to 9th centuries: archaeological discoveries concerning exchanges between Tibet, the Tang Empire and Central Asia
- Lyndon Arden-Wong. The Türks and Uighurs of the Mongolian plateau: an exploration of language, ritual and urbanism
- Dr Angelo di Castro. The architectural and artistic traditions of the Kashgar oasis (4th century BCE – 7th century CE)
- Professor Qinghua Guo. Architectural terracottas and heating system at Bohai's Shangjing (698 – 926 CE)
- Dr Ken Parry. Early Christianity in Inner Asia: archaeological and art historical evidenceJoin us for a glass of wine and mingle with the speakers at the end of the symposium.
Cost: TAASA/VisAsia/Powerhouse Museum members $80 | Non-members $90 | Full time students with ID and Pensioners with proof (not seniors cards) $50. Lunch not included.
Enquiries to Ann Guild: (02) 9460 4579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download the brochure and registration form for details and bookings.
Inner Asia symposium
Saturday 7 September, 10am – 4.15pm
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in association with MAHRS.
Please see full brochure with this issue.
A Sydney private collection viewing of artefacts, furnishings and ritual objects, mainly from India
Saturday 21 September
Due to demand, John Spatchurst has kindly agreed to reopen his house for TAASA members.
Sessions available at 10.30 am or 1.30 pm.
$20 includes refreshments. Numbers limited.
Ruth Hadlow: Unpacking my Library: Textile Tales from West Timor
Wednesday 9 October, 6-8 pm
College of Fine Arts, Oxford Street, Sydney. This event is in lieu of the usual October Textile Study Group meeting. TAASA members only. $20 includes light refreshments.
TAASA end-of-year party Wednesday 4 December 6-8 pm
Korean Cultural Centre, Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
For further details on all above events and to book, contact Ann Guild at email@example.com or 02 9460 4579.
TAASA IN VICTORIA
Private Melbourne collection viewing with a particular focus on the Himalayas and Mongolia
3 October, 6–8pm
Refreshments provided. $20.00 at the door
for members, $25 for guests. Address provided
From Beginner to Expert Symposium
4 November, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Mossgreen Gallery, 926 High Street, Armadale Following its Sydney success, we will be running a half day version of this symposium at Mossgreen’s new premises. Speakers include Paul Sumner, Managing Director, Mossgreen Auctions on state of the market for Asian artworks and Sydney collector, Todd Sunderman, on his journey from beginner collector to expert dealer in antique west Tibetan furniture.
Further details TBA. Contact Ann Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9460 4579.
End of year celebration, TBA
To be held at the new premises of the Joshua McLelland Print Room and Rathdowne Galleries, 310 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton.
For more information: email@example.com.
TAASA TEXILE STUDY GROUP
All meetings held at the Curatorial Café, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 6-8pm.
Wednesday 11 September - Shared Passions:
Textiles of Central Asia:
Following the enthusiasm shown for Central Asian textiles at our July meeting, Margaret White will lead a “Show & Tell” evening. Members are invited to bring along their Central Asian textiles to share or to find out more about them with the group.
November: TBA – please check the TAASA website early October.
Refreshments provided. $10 members; $15 non members. Email enquiries to Helen Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP, SYDNEY
Simplicity of chance: Japanese tea ceramics
Saturday 12 October, 10am – 12.30pm
COFA, Oxford St, Paddington
This symposium will explore the rich variety of ceramics associated with the tea culture that evolved in Japan from the 16th century.
Guest speakers are:
- Paul Davies, potter, teacher and ex-Director of the Sturt Pottery, Mittagong, will relate his experience working with the Saka family, descendants of the potters who established Hagi ware in Japan.
- Ann Macarthur, Senior Co-ordinator of Asian Programs, AGNSW, trained in tea ceremony at Urasenke headquarters, Kyoto, will talk about the aesthetics of tea and associated ceramics.
- John Freeland, ceramics expert, will explore how our perceptions of the tea bowl have been driven as much by past debates about defining ‘beauty’ as the objects themselves. Participants are invited to bring their own ceramic pieces.
Morning tea will be provided. $30 members; $35 non members.
RSVP: Margaret White at Margaret.email@example.com.
Detail of man’s ikat sarong, Trengganu, Malaysia c.1900.
Woman’s embroidered dress, Afghanistan 1965-75
Ceremonial textile, Toraja people, Celebes (Indonesia) c.1900-1920
Palempore, Made for Export Market, India C. 1800
Collection Powerhouse Museum, Sydney