UK/Indonesia 2016-18 is a major programme of cultural exchange aimed at building new relationships between the UK and Indonesia in the arts and creative industries. Read more!
UK/Indonesia 2016-18 is a three year on-going programme to build new links between young creatives and build awareness of contemporary arts in two of the world’s most exciting countries.
Farid Rakun, the Director of Jakarta Biennale, visited Liverpool last month to check out the UK’s biggest visual arts festival and explore new UK/Indonesia collaborations.
By Ismal Muntaha, Curator
It often feels exciting to discover new forms of theatre and what new forms of art and entertainment may emerge in future society, and last year’s British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase was no exception.
Singapore held the biggest arts & disability conference and festival in the Asia Pacific region back in March and British Council has sent curator Hendromasto Prasetyo to scope the event.
In anticipation of Indonesia as market focus at next year’s London Book Fair, British Council Indonesia invited several UK publishers for a literature visit programme to Indonesia.
See the video highlights from last year's UK/ID Festival!
We highlighted 18 amazing stories from the UK/Indonesia 2016-18 campaign and can now be accessed here!
We're excited to announce the new Arts commission project that will undergo as part of UK/ID campaign 2016-18. Here are 15 out of 35 project applications that has been selected this year.
From 9 February till 9 March 2018, Auto Italia South East members Edward Gillman and Marianne Forrest undertook a research residency at Cemeti-Institute for Art and Society in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in collaboration with British Council Indonesia. Auto Italia initiated the project MASS, which takes the shape of an exhibition at Cemeti (6-20 March 2018) and a fanzine to be published later in the year, with contributions by art practitioners from Yogyakarta and the UK. The below is a conversation between Auto Italia and Cemeti Chief Curators Sanne Oorthuizen and Alec Steadman.
Josette Chiang is not your average artist. Sure, there are more than one research-based multimedia artists with works ranging from drawing, sound, text, performance, video, installation, and sculpture. What makes Chiang special is her consistency in referencing geology, mythology, Chinese cosmology, and systems of measurement to her works. By doing so, she’s able to create narratives that communicate the interplay between culture, science, and landscape.
Based in Cambodia and registered as a charity in the UK, Epic Arts use the arts as a form of expression and empowerment to bring people with and without disabilities together. Exclusively for British Council, Anthony Evans who’s the Program Development Manager at Epic Arts wrote about his four-day experience in Jakarta and how he met all these talented people here.
“There’s a real will to see change,” stated Ruth Gould, the Artistic Director of Liverpool-based disability arts organisation DaDaFest. Ruth was talking about a discussion she just had with artists, leaders, and arts organizations from all over Indonesia:; aboutthe topic: equality towards for difable people, and the art plans around Asian Para Games 2018 that will be held in Jakarta next October.
British Council talks with Annisa Rahmania, a disabled dancer (deaf), about her views on disability art in Indonesia
Digital Nativ is a digital fabrication and rapid prototyping studio. In the past couple of weeks, Digital Nativ explored Java and Flores for a collaboration with Invisible Flock
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention. Ikbal Simamora Lubys, based in Yogyakarta, was showing his work in this event.
As part of the UK/ID Festival 2017 programme, audience members had to unique opportunity to watch two films live-scored for the first time in Indonesia.
UK filmmaker and curator George Clark spent two and a half months in residence with Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF) in the small village of Jatiwangi West Java.