Animal Magic

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Chinese blue and white dragon motif plate made for the Export market.

Animal Magic

The representation of real or mythical animals has influenced the shape and decoration of ceramics in all parts of Asia. What is the significance of these motifs? Are they just pleasing decorative images drawn from nature or do they have symbolic or religious meaning? Did their meaning change over time and are there significant differences in the use of animal motifs across the Asian world?

These are some of the issues that we will discuss, led by our guest expert panel. Jackie Menzies, Emeritus Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of NSW and TAASA President and Ann Proctor, art historian with a particular interest in Vietnam will join John Yu in a panel discussion and examination of ceramic animal vessels and ornaments in all sorts of shapes and sizes, old and new.

TAASA members and guests are invited to bring relevant pieces they would like to share and Anchordiscuss.

Refreshments provided.

Please RSVP by email to Margaret White ( and pay in advance via this website or by bank transfer.


12 February, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Event Categories:




UNSW Art & Design (COFA)
Oxford St
Paddington, NSW Australia
+ Google Map