The Asian Art Society of Australia (TAASA) and The Australian Centre of Asian and Pacific Art (ACAPA) invite you to:
A Contemporary Traditional Wedding in Sumatra – From Scotland to Lampung
WHEN: Sat 2 Aug | 2.00pm WHERE: QAG Lecture Theatre
Dr Chris Reid, Principle Research Scientist in the Entomology Department at the Australian Museum, and his Sumatran-born wife Evi (Dr Safrina Thristiawati, who gained her PhD in Demography from the Australian National University) will wear, show and talk about the garments and ceremonial textiles that featured at their wedding in Tanjung Karang, Lampung Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2000. The cultural values inherent in these traditional textiles will be considered, along with the vagaries of weather, personal insights into relationships, the risk of tangling headdresses and what the moth er of the bride is expected to wear.
Originally from Scotland, Dr Reid first became interested in textiles through the gift of a Savunese cloth by an Indonesian student in 1990, an interest which has developed through collecting, travel and his marriage to Evi.
6.00pm Wednesday 20 August | Gallery 6, QAG
Morris Low, Associate Professor of Japanese History, University of Queensland, has a special interest in Japanese prints, which he personally began collecting when he was a teenager.
Join him after hours in the Queensland Art Gallery for a special tour of ‘Hanga: Modern Japanese Prints’, where he will provide insights into the display and reveal little-known stories about the artists and prints that make up this fascinating exhibition. Professor Low will also discuss key figures who have promoted Japanese prints in Brisbane, and provide insider tips for budding collectors. Free, no bookings required. Read more.
Explore the production, consumption and symbolism of food in contemporary media in this 'Harvest' themed short course with special guests, including a food styling demonstration. Gain behind-the-scenes exhibition insights from curator Ellie Buttrose, before examining in more detail the concept of food in contemporary culture: from food publishing and photography to celebrity chef culture in reality food television.
Ellie Buttrose, Assistant Curator, International Contemporary Art and curator of ‘Harvest’
Christina Pagliaro, Senior Editor, Publishing Services, QAGOMA and editor of the ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ publication
Ben Williamson, Executive Chef, Gerard's Bistro
Frances Bonner, Associate Professor, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Free, bookings required / Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment / Email email@example.com or call (07) 3840 7144 to RSVP.
2.30pm Saturday 30 August | Lecture Theatre, QAG
Join Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, QAGOMA on the opening day of the exhibition, as he shares new insights into Madonna Staunton’s substantial and historically significant practice. Free, no bookings required.
For more information about programs and events held in conjunction with 'Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky', please click here.