Dekat-Dekat Jauh (So Close Yet So Far) – Artists Insights: Exhibit, Exchange, Co-Create


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 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 first conversation brings together prominent Indonesian and Australian artists to share their respective experiences in Indonesia and Australia exploring the professional, social and cultural contexts. The session will touch on the value of artistic exchange and residency programs as well as the experience as a member of a diaspora community exploring notions of identity and using various cultural references as a form of expression.


Abdul-Rahman Abdullah;

Febie Babyrose (Tromarama);


Tintin Wulia.

Moderated by Bala Starr, Director, La Trobe Art Institute.

Further information on the speakers and the moderator can be found here.

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

Asialink Saptari