TAASA MEMBERS’ DIARY
JUNE – AUGUST 2015
TAASA IN NSW
TAASA Archaeology in Asia Lecture Series
Casting for the King – The Royal Palace Bronze Workshop of Angkor
Monday 1 June 2015, 6 – 8pm
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
280 Pitt St Sydney (between Bathurst & Park Sts)
Martin Polkinghorne, Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia will share his experiences working with a multidisciplinary team to unearth, for the first time in Southeast Asia, a historic bronze workshop near the Royal Palace in Angkor.
Monday 6 July 2015, 6 – 8pm
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
Urbanising the Inner Asian Steppe: Tang architectural influence on the Eastern Uighur Khaganate
In this final presentation in our lecture series, Dr Lyndon Arden-Wong, a specialist in Eastern Uighur history and archaeology at Macquarie University, will provide new archaeological evidence to support his contention that close political ties between the Eastern Uighur Khaganate and Tang China resulted in a predominately Tang influence on Uighur architecture of this period.
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members.
Refreshments provided. RSVP to Jillian Kennedy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking & payment in advance essential by EFT or credit card.
TAASA Member excursion to Adelaide
Saturday 11 July – Sunday 12 July 2015
A trip to Adelaide is being planned which will offer a curator led walk through of the Art Gallery of SA’s major exhibition Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices (see March 2015 TAASA Review). The viewing of a private collection and a dinner is also being planned. Travel and accommodation would be by own arrangement.
To register your interest, please contact Jillian Kennedy at:
TAASA Asian Jewellery Symposium
Saturday 5 September 2015, 9am - 1pm
COFA (now UNSW Art & Design), Paddington, Sydney
Further information will be provided closer to the event, but please put this date in your diary!
TAASA TEXTILE STUDY GROUP
The TSG now meets in the Annie Wyatt Room at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill in Millers Point from 6.00 – 8.00pm.
Light refreshments provided. $15 members, $20 non-members. The venue is in close proximity to Wynyard Station and parking is available on site.
Email enquiries to Marianne Hulsbosch at email@example.com.
Sharing your Passion: The Allure of Indigo
Tuesday 9 June 2015
Following a very informative presentation by Margaret White, the TSG invites you to share your Indigo passion with other members. Bring your favourite pieces for us all to enjoy.
Bound by Tradition: Japanese Kimono, a further exploration
Tuesday 11 August 2015
Fiona Cole’s presentation of her exquisite kimono collection was one of the highlights of 2014. She will be back to tell us more about kimono and sartorial practice.
TAASA IN VICTORIA
Mossgreen auction preview
Thursday 11 June 2015, 6.00-8.00pm
Members and guests will enjoy a preview of Mossgreen’s June auction of The Autumn Auction Series, which includes decorative
Asian arts, at Mossgreen’s Gallery, 926-930 High Street Armadale VIC 3142.
This is a free event but bookings are essential.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 June 2015.
Walk through of exhibition Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art
Thursday 25 June 2015, 10.30 – 11.30am
A walk through of the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition with Carol Cairns, Curator of Asian Art. This is a free event but bookings are required.
RSVP: email@example.com by 18 June 2105.
Visit to private collection of manuscripts
Thursday 6 August 2015 6.00-8.00pm
View Russell Howard’s collection of palmleaf and paper illustrated manuscripts from Thailand and Burma. The address in south-east Melbourne will be provided on registration.
Cost $20 members, $25 non-members. Maximum of 20, priority will be given to members.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 July 2015. Further information on TAASA Victoria events: Boris Kaspiev on
0421 038 491.
TAASA IN QUEENSLAND ENCOUNTER
Saturday 27 June 2015 2:30pm
An exhibition by 10 contemporary Japanese Printmakers, at Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery, 134 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin. Join TAASA members for an informal walk through of the exhibition with the curator, Kay Watanabe.
Light refreshments provided, Members $5 Non-members $10.
RSVP Mandy Ridley for details at email@example.com
Full Moon viewing and Haiku poem composition
Saturday 1 August 2015 from 6.30pm
Join TAASA supporters as we gather for a Chinese meal and watch the full moon rising above the Brisbane River, in a member’s home.
Cost $15 members and $20 non-members.
RSVP to James MacKean at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of exact location.
TAASA QLD CERAMICS INTEREST GROUP
Mystery Objects Evening
Wed 22 July 2015 at 7pm
Members are invited to bring pieces for examination and discussion.
RSVP to James MacKean at email@example.com for details of the evening.
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