Eight chosen UK artists for Indonesia Residency 2017.

As a result of an open call late 2016, eight UK creatives have been chosen by the British Council and our host partners to spend one month in residence in Indonesia.This programme is a part of the British Council’s UK/Indonesia 2016-18 season, which aims to build new relationships and collaboration between the UK and Indonesia.

Through these residencies, our partners and us hopes that the residents are able to explore and connect with the vast arts and cultural scene in Indonesia. The programme also encourages residents to collaborate with their hosts and Indonesian artists to create the contemporary connection between UK and Indonesia.

Partner Hosts

Our partner hosts are:  


We are now very pleased to introduce the eight UK creatives who will be spending their one month in Indonesia for the residency programme. 

Liam Smyth - Host: Hysteria

Artist & Creative Producer

Liam is a Creative Producer with a background in visual arts, design, and illustration. Currently, he devises, curates and manages a range of participatory art projects in the Black Country, UK. He's a strong ambassador for making art more relevant to marginalised communities without compromising on artistic quality.

Liam will be in residence at Hysteria, a community laboratory that specializes in youth empowerment based on collectivity and has great concern in art and city issues. 

Danielle Carragher – Host:KunoKini

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist

Her sound is inspired by the Irish traditional melodies she was raised with, her vocals blend bluesy coarseness with lullaby softness.

DANI spent 2016 delivering music workshops and performing in Europe and the Middle East, working in the field of global peace education. She has been researching and capturing new sounds to create a new piece of work that will be released in 2017.

DANI will be in residence at KunoKini whose ample spirit to invite, conserve and spread the same enthusiasm towards the now generation to embrace Indonesia’s musical heritage is made evergreen by applying new ways and ideas through collaboration, workshops, clinics, documentary screenings, performances, talk shows and more to come.

Laura Kidd – Host: KunoKini

Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist

Bristol based multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd makes music under the moniker She Makes War...because love is a battlefield. Described as blending "the emotional resonance of Elliott Smith with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney”, third album "Direction Of Travel" is a mix of gloom-pop anthems and heartstealing ballads, with guest appearances from Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) and Mark Chadwick (The Levellers).

Laura will spend time with their host residency, Jakarta-based band, KunoKini.

George Clark – Host: Jatiwangi Art Factory

Filmmaker and Video Artist.

George Clark's work bridges art and curatorial practice with particular focus on film, exploring the history of images and how they are governed by culture, technology and socio-political conditions. Recent projects include A Distant Echo (2016) a feature length film that explores themes of cultural identity, ecology and the construction of history and the exhibition A Planter’s Art featuring a new body of moving image works installed alongside a specially grown participatory garden in Taiwan.

George will be visiting Cirebon and will be in residence at Jatiwangi Art Factory, a collective that focuses on discourses of local rural life through arts and cultural activities such as festivals, performances, visual art, music, video, ceramics, exhibitions, artist in residencies, monthly discussion, radio broadcast and education. 

Heather Lander – Host: Tanah Indie

Installation and Projection Artist.

Heather received an MFA with distinction from the Glasgow School of Art along with the Bram Stoker Award in 2015, for the most imaginative artwork. She has received recognition for her practice from Glasgow Life, the Hope Scott Trust Foundation, and Creative Scotland.

She has recently exhibited at The Briggait as part of Glasgow International, the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh and the Spectra light festival in Aberdeen. Heather is now an Associate Artist with Cryptic, Glasgow.

Heather will be going to Makassar and will be in residence at Tanah Indie, an institution which has program of priorities in study and discussion, research, exhibition, monography and publishing correlated with various expression and the development of urban society.

Caglar Kimyoncu – Host: Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiarjo

Digital and Video Artist

Caglar Kimyoncu interest is in representations of excluded voices and voices perceived as “other”. His method involves extensive research and interviews. He is also intensely collaborative. Caglar’s currently working on Conscience Opens, a multimedia installation. As the 2015 recipient of the Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, he was Artist in Residence at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, where he completed the first stage of research for Conscience.

Caglar will be going to Yogyakarta for a residency at PSBK.

Emily Gray -– Host: PLATFORM3


Graduating with a master in Curatorial Practice from Glasgow School of Art in 2016, Emily has previously worked for a number of arts organisations including Associate Director of Salem Art Works and Curator at Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Recent projects include Grab a Chair, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Platform:2015, Edinburgh Art Festival, William Hunter to Damian Hirst: The Dead Teach the Living at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow and the weight of things, Glasgow School of Art.

She will in residence in Bandung at PLATFORM3 an arts organisation that aims to provide a space for artists to develop their artistic and thematic exploration and experimentation.


Josette Chiang – Host: PLATFORM3

Intermedia Artist.

Josette Chiang is a Chinese-British artist. Her work includes drawing, sound, text, performance, video, installation and sculpture. Referencing geology, mythology, Chinese cosmology and systems of measurement, her recent work is about the perception and nature of change within the built and natural environment. She creates narratives that communicate the interplay between culture, science and landscape. She explores ways that social interaction contributes to emotional experiences of place.

Similar to Emily, Josette will also be in residence in Bandung with PLATFORM3

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