Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – A Conversation Series 4: Relationship Building

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Online event.

Join us for Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far), a conversation series about Indonesia-Australia relations in visual arts, presented in collaboration between Santy Saptari Art Consulting and Asialink Arts. Through the lens of visual arts the program aims to ask, ‘what can the arts do to build understanding and trust between nations?’ and, ‘can greater awareness and familiarity of the art produced in a place promote a deeper connection?’.

The final session Relationship Building: New Ways Forward in the Visual Arts Sector of Indonesia and Australia will focus on the recent trajectory of the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia in the arts and cultural context, exploring future strategies and opportunities to strengthen ties as well as to enhance mutual understanding.


Penny Burtt (CEO, Asialink Group),

Hikmat Darmawan (Vice President, Jakarta Arts Council | Dewan Kesenian Jakarta),

Elena Williams (Board Member, Australia-Indonesia Institute),

Chloé Wolifson (Arts writer, researcher and curator),

Taufiqurrahman (Editor-in-Chief, The Jakarta Post).

Moderated by Pippa Dickson (Asialink Arts) and Santy Saptari (Santy Saptari Art Consulting)

Follow this link to find out more about the Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) series.