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Promoting Knowledge and Appreciation of
Asian Arts
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Promoting Knowledge and Appreciation of
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Welcome to TAASA

Established in 1991, The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) is an association dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of Asian visual, applied and performance arts.

Join TAASA and our community of experts, art collectors and enthusiasts as we share our interests in the arts and culture of Asia.

Become a Member

Join the TAASA Community today and take advantage of our exclusive membership benefits.

Events

TAASA offers a wide range of activities for members and guests including symposia, lectures, previews of exhibitions and auctions, curator-led gallery visits, specialist study groups and social events.

‘The Art of Aari – Keeping the Chain Intact’ with Carole Douglas

NSW Textile Study Group Invitation
Carole Douglas began working with Aari artisans in Gujarat almost 30 years ago. In this illustrated talk, and using actual examples, she will trace the origins of this embroidery style and offer insights into its current status both as a ‘folk' art and as a high end fashion statement.

ON TRADITION: 
Contemporary Art from Indonesia

Exhibition Guided Tour with Elly Kent
Elly will guide attendees through the exhibition at Delmar Gallery, discussing the artists' relationships with traditional practices and how the works are brought into the contemporary art world. 

INDIA’S REGIONAL ARTISTS CONFRONTING THE CONTEMPORARY CANON

Replacement for Lecture 5 in The Arts of India series
At the present moment India’s indigenous and regional artists (often termed ‘Adivasi’ and ‘folk artists’) are forging a new place in contemporary platforms in India and around the world.

‘The Art of Aari – Keeping the Chain Intact’ with Carole Douglas

NSW Textile Study Group Invitation
Carole Douglas began working with Aari artisans in Gujarat almost 30 years ago. In this illustrated talk, and using actual examples, she will trace the origins of this embroidery style and offer insights into its current status both as a ‘folk' art and as a high end fashion statement.

ON TRADITION: 
Contemporary Art from Indonesia

Exhibition Guided Tour with Elly Kent
Elly will guide attendees through the exhibition at Delmar Gallery, discussing the artists' relationships with traditional practices and how the works are brought into the contemporary art world. 

‘The Art of Aari – Keeping the Chain Intact’ with Carole Douglas

NSW Textile Study Group Invitation
Carole Douglas began working with Aari artisans in Gujarat almost 30 years ago. In this illustrated talk, and using actual examples, she will trace the origins of this embroidery style and offer insights into its current status both as a ‘folk' art and as a high end fashion statement.

TAASA Review

Discover TAASA’s quarterly journal, offering lively contributions by experts, collectors and curators covering all aspects of the Asian arts, as well as keeping readers in touch with current exhibitions and events.

Latest Issue

TAASA’s 2024 Monday night zoom series ‘The Arts of India: New Perspectives’ is the catalyst for this issue of the Review which includes contributions from all presenters. In total, the articles demonstrate the impressive scholarship being undertaken in Australia, as well as the talent and creativity of contemporary Indian artists. 

Video Lecture Library

Refresh your memory or access lectures you’ve missed by viewing past TAASA talks in our Video Lecture Library from leading experts in their field.

Study Groups

TAASA’s specialist study groups meet on a regular basis and are open to all members for in-depth study in a relaxed, social and collaborative environment.

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