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DEKAT-DEKAT JAUH (So Close Yet So Far)
Santy Saptari Art Consulting and Asialink Arts invite you to join us for Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far), a conversation series about Indonesia-Australia relations in visual arts, taking place on Saturdays from 27 February – 20 March 2021. Through the lens of visual arts the program aims to ask, ‘what can the arts do to build understanding and trust between nations?’ and, ‘can greater awareness and familiarity of the art produced in a place promote a deeper connection?’.

Join leading artists, representatives from public and private Australian and Indonesian art institutions, art collectors and gallerists to explore what the arts can do to build trust and understanding between two nations.

Saturday, 27 February 2021
at 1pm WIB | 5pm AEDT

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Febie Babyrose (Tromarama), Jumaadi, Tintin Wulia

Moderated by Bala Starr

The first conversation brings together prominent Indonesian and Australian artists to share their respective experiences in Indonesia and Australia exploring the professional, social and cultural contexts. The session will touch on the value of artistic exchange and residency programs as well as the experience as a member of a diaspora community exploring notions of identity and using various cultural references as a form of expression.


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