Kimberley Indonesia Project

The Kimberley Indonesia Project, funded by the Australia Indonesia Institute, will foster collaboration between Kimberley Aboriginal musicians and Indonesian music practitioners and academics to build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists.

Over 18 months, Indonesian artists, such as ethnomusicologist Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet), will be in Residence in Kimberley communities. They will collaborate with Aboriginal artists as well as experience traditional Aboriginal culture. The process will then be reciprocated with Kimberley artists participating in collaboration Residencies in Indonesia.

As well as facilitating the creation of new music works and performances, the Kimberley Indonesia Project will develop greater cultural understanding and will support the development of individual and institutional relationships that will ensure the work from this project will grow across time and regions.

Phase One | November 2018
Indonesian composer and ethnomusicologist Ubiet/Nyak Ina Raseuki and Tura AD Tos Mahoney visits Broome and communities of the Dampier Peninsula collaborating with Aboriginal musicians and find points of connection.

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Phase Two | August 2019
A group of Kimberley artists will travel to Jakarta and Yogyakarta, presenting their own work and collaborating with an ever-expanding group of Indonesian composers and musicians.

Read more about Phase Two

Phase Three | September 2020  
All participating artists will gather in Broome for further collaborations and a mini Festival of the work created. KIP will include the use of languages from west Kimberley.


The Kimberley Indonesia Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.