Conferences and Symposia

Japan in Sydney Professor Sadler & Modernism 1920–30s

6th May 2011
Registration 9.30AM
Symposium 10am–4pm
New Law School LT 024
The University of Sydney

The symposium will bring together Australian and Japanese art historians and scholars to reconsider the political and cultural conditions of modernism during the 1920s-40s. Held in conjunction with the Australian Centre for Asian Art & Archaeology, speakers include Roger Butler (National Gallery of Australia), Prof John Clark (The University of Sydney), Prof David Walker (Deakin University), Dr Kuwahara Noriko (Seitoku University, Chiba Japan), Silas Clifford-Smith, Sandra Marker (Director Australian Sogetsu Teachers Association Inc), Dr Ajioka Chiaki and Maria (Connie) Tornatore-Loong (co-curators).

Japan in Sydney

Free event
Bookings essential

RSVP by 2 May 2011
Phone +61 2 9351 6883

Symposium - Asian Material Culture in Context

27th August 2010
Faculty of Education, Room LT 351
Manning Road, The University of Sydney

In conjunction with the launch of Asian Material Culture, leading experts in individual fields of Southeast Asian and East Asian art will provide a series of case studies and considerations of questions of what is material culture and how should it be examined. We will examine issues of the context of cultural objects, their social uses, and cross-cultural transposition of material culture.

To be followed by the launch of:

Asian Material Culture edited by Dr Marianne Hulsbosch (senior editor), Elizabeth Bedford and Martha Chaiklin (co-editors)


Modernities of Chinese Art by Professor John Clark

Please see link above for details of time and venue


SYMPOSIUM Thursday, 8th April - Saturday, 10th April 2010

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, together with the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology, is pleased to present a symposium to be held in Sydney, Australia from Thursday 8 April to Saturday 10 April, 2010. The symposium aims to bring together colleagues from major universities, music conservatories and leading cultural organisations for a stimulating program, with a key focus in bringing insights into areas of research in the preservation, interpretation and translation of traditional arts forms in the face of globalization.

The event will include a one-day workshop on "Music Networks and Colonial Modernity in Metropolitan East Asia", convened by Professors Keith Howard and Hugh de Ferranti


War Art in Asia and the Representation of War

A free one-day workshop at the University of Sydney presented by the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology University of Sydney and the Research School of Humanities, Australian National University with the support of the Japan Foundation.

August 2009

War Art Workshop Programme

Chinese Buddhist Art: New Directions and Perspectives

A Symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition
The lost Buddhas: Chinese Buddhist sculpture from Qingzhou
29 August – 23 November 2008 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Presented with the support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange

August 2008

Chinese Buddhist Art Symposium Programme

ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN ART NOW: Positioning the {Fields}

A gathering of key artists, arts administrators, writers, theorists and curators from around the country in an open workshop duscussing what constitutes Asian-Austrlian art now.

Presented in association with Gallery 4A.

September 2008

Asian-Australian Art Now Programme