Asian Art Events Throughout Autumn At Agnsw

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TOURS
• Arts of Asia: Daily 12noon, incorporating: Korean dreams
• Korean dreams: Wednesdays 7.15pm
• Gallery highlights: in Cantonese, Tuesdays 11am
• Gallery highlights: in Mandarin, Thursdays 11am
• Gallery highlights: in Japanese, Fridays 11am

KOREAN DREAMS STUDY DAY
Saturday 7 March 2009, 12noon – 5pm
Enter the intellectual, cultural and artistic life of Joseon period Korea. Featuring artist and collector Lee Ufan, Musée Guimet curator Pierre Cambon and Gregory Evon, Korean Studies, University of New South Wales and Michael Atherton, founding chair of music, University of Western Sydney. Registration and music in the exhibition from 12noon with Hyun Sook Lim kayagum (zither) and Woon Hee Lee, dae gum (flute)
$50 full, $40 members, $30 concession (full time student with ID) includes afternoon tea.
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LECTURES
Artist discussion: Emotion and South Asian performing arts
Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 5.30-6.30pm
Centenary Auditorium
India’s classical arts are based on rasa, the nine key sentiments of human emotion – love, courage, compassion, wonder, joy, fear, disgust, anger and serenity. Performing artists seek to arouse, release and transform emotions in the audience. Rasa is a Sanskrit word for taste, essence or flavour and the full and harmonious expression of emotion may be compared to a delicious and well-balanced meal. How has the expression of rasa adapted as Indian arts move across cultures? Join the creators and performers of Rasa Unmasked, a Casula Powerhouse and Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre production for a practitioners’ view on the expression of emotion. Anandavalli, artistic director Lingalayam Dance Company, Dr Alex Dea, composer and ethnomusicologist and Ramil Ibrahim, artistic director Sutra Dance Theatre , Malaysia are in conversation with Dr Kalpana Ram, Associate Professor in Anthropology, Macquarie University.
Free. No bookings required.

2009 ARTS OF ASIA LECTURES
DECODING DRESS
Tuesdays beginning 17 March 2009
1-2pm Domain Theatre
You may be able to tell a sari from a sarong or a kimono from a cheongsam, but how much do you know about the stories behind these unique forms of Asian dress? Throughout history enormous attention has been lavished on the construction of garments and accessories and the significance attached to colour, materials and symbolism. The course covers the sartorial splendour of traditional Asian dress in Term 1, and in Term 2 considers the modern era when many Asian countries reinvented dress as a statement of national identity.
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KOREAN DREAMS EXHIBITION TALKS
Tuesdays in May 2009, 11.30am
• 5 May – Jackie Menzies, head curator of Asian art
• 12 May – Claire Hoon Pallardy, artist
• 19 May – Betty Kim, calligrapher
• 26 May – Dr Pankaj Mohan, lecturer, department of Korean studies, University of Sydney

ART AFTER HOURS
Wednesdays open until 9pm
Celebrity talks in conjunction with Korean dreams
Wednesdays, 6.30pm
• 27 May – Sun Park, actress and former Hi-5 presenter
• 3 June – Simon Barker, drummer, who has worked with Korean traditional pansori singer Bae Il Tong
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FOR KIDS
Free holiday performance
20 – 24 April 2009 (Mon-Fri) 1.30pm
Korean traditional dance with Min Sun Song Dance Academy

KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
14 – 24 April 2009 (Mon-Fri)
Discover beautiful animals and symbolic creatures and make your own decorative art puppetry.
$25 – $30 depending on age. Bookings essential: (02) 9225 1740
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KOREAN CULTURE DAY
Saturday 2 May 2009, 11am – 4pm
Make a lotus lantern, get your name written in Korean hangeul letters, watch a tea demonstration and experience traditional Korean costume. All events are free.
Presented by Korean Traditional Tea Association and Jong Bop Sa Temple