17 – 27 August 2019
The Kimberley Indonesia Project – facilitating collaboration and sharing of knowledge between Kimberley and Indonesian musicians and academics.
In May 2018 Tura Artistic Director Tos Mahoney travelled to Indonesia meeting artists and organisations with a view to long term collaborations. This resulted in a visit to Broome in November 2018 by ethnomusicologist/composer/performer Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet) furthering existing, and developing new, collaborations with artists and organisations.
The next phase of the project sees three Aboriginal musicians Stephen Pigram, Mick Manolis and Mark Atkins travelling to Indonesian to collaborate with Ubiet as well as Indonesia instrumentalists Shafur Bachtiar and Dimawan Krisnowo Adji. A week long intensive collaboration in Yokyakarta will be followed with showcase presentations in Yokyakarta and Jakarta.
This project, funded by the Australian Indonesian Institute, will build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists.
Ubiet’s work in the past six years has focused on community projects in remote communities across Indonesia. Whilst working with Stephen Pigram and other artists in Broome last year she discovered streams of connections between Indonesian and Kimberley cultures. Those connections will be expanded and developed in the upcoming collaborations.
Whilst in Yogyakarta the project will be based at the Tembi Art Centre where the artists will present a showcase of their collaborations at 4pm Fri 23 August
The artists then travel on to Jakarta for a special performance/presentation at the Australian Embassy on Mon 26 August.
All enquiries to Tura Artistic Director Tos Mahoney
The Kimberley Indonesia Project is presented by Tura New Music and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.