Lecture: Persian Architectural Tiles

with Margaret White

Wednesday, 16 September (7:00 pm Singapore time)


The spread of the Islamic faith also facilitated its culture and art through the ancient world. Although Islamic art retains an overall character, there are a great many traditions and local preferences that emerged over time. Islamic architectural ceramic tiles can be regarded as representing a high point in one of the most magnificent forms of decorative art in the world. Margaret will focus on the development of the monumental architectural tiles in Persia. She will examine the principal styles of ceramic tiles, their decorative designs and techniques as well as touching on the links between Persia, the West and Southeast Asia.

About the Speaker

Margaret White is a teacher by profession and lived in Singapore from 1991-2011 where she became heavily involved in most aspects of the Friends of the Museum including serving as its President and Advisor. Her passion for Asian art and culture spurred her to complete an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore. She has taught in the Department of Visual Arts at La Salle/SIA College of the Arts and designed workshops for teachers and students visiting the art museum. Margaret has worked as a museum docent in the USA and Australia. She has exhibited and sold her paintings as well as conducting art workshops for adults and students. Since returning to Australia, she has served on the Committee of Management of The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) and for the last 8 years she has convened the NSW Ceramic Study Group. Margaret continues to lecture, write and paint and has been a member of SEACS for over a decade.

Come join us at 7pm on 16 September 2020 on ZOOM™. This is a Members’ Only meeting. Members will receive an invitation with the log-in details.