Southeast Asian wares are well represented, especially those from Thailand and Vietnam. Sawankalok, Sukothai and wares from northern Thai kiln sites are represented, as well as later Bencharong wares. The gallery has many ceramics from Vietnam, especially those produced in the region around Hanoi. Pride of place amongst these goes to a Dragon Ewer from the Hoi An hoard cargo excavation. This is dated to the 1400s and was probably made in the Chu Dau kilns.
There are a few pieces from other Asian societies, as well as decorative pieces from Europe and, of course, ceramics by contemporary Australian ceramicists.
A niche collection is that of works from Papua New Guinea. Amongst these are sorcery pots, ceremonial sculptures, musical instruments, two figurative roof ridge ornaments as well as cooking and storage jars.
The art gallery website has a list of works from the Asian collection, many of which are digitized and annotated.
Note: Works that are currently on display are noted on the website, however, scholars may request to see special pieces.