Down a quiet street in the outskirts of Yogyakarta is a serenely beautiful arts centre, Museum Tembi Rumah Budaya. It teams with life and local culture – traditional and contemporary. This week it has been the home of the Kimberley Indonesia Project bringing together artists from Australian and Indonesia for a week of collaborations and explorations
Nyak Ina Raseuki – Ubiet (vocals); Shafur Bachtiar (bebano); Dimawan Krisnowo Adji (cello); Stephen Pigram (vocals/guitar); Mark Atkins (didgeridoo) and Mick Manolis (vocals/guitar) have been exploring historic connections between Indonesia and the Kimberley as well as create new sound works with influences across the regions.
Imbued with the experiences of local culture and food! the collaborations have been increasingly rich and complex as part of the long journey that this project represents stretching over years to come
The artists will present a Free Showcase Performance on Friday 23rd August at Tembi before travelling to Jakarta for a performance at the the Australian Embassy on Mon 26th August.
Tura AD Tos Mahoney and curatorial intern Annika Moses are travelling with the team in Java and bringing back documentation and plans for the future
Read more about the Kimberley Indonesia Project.