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.

Maintaining Critical Collaboration with Auto Italia

Tags
Arts Residency, Visual Arts
Date
28 March 2018 - 17:37

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 Bridges Art with Geology, Mythology, and Chinese Cosmology

Tags
Arts and Technology, Arts Residency
Date
16 March 2018 - 13:26

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.

Epic Fest’s Anthony Evans: “The future of disability arts in Indonesia is an exciting one”

Tags
Arts and Disability
Date
16 March 2018 - 12:27

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.

DaDaFest’s Ruth Gould: Arts and Disabilities as Agents of Change

Tags
Arts and Disability
Date
03 April 2018 - 15:52

“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.