The Australia Indonesia Institute is pleased to support a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Masters of Indonesian Portraiture was launched by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Senator Brett Mason, representing Prime Minister Tony Abbott (who was overseas) and His Excellency Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia.
The exhibition features some 40 works ranging from the 'Indonesian New Painting' movement through to the present day.
A delegation of from the National Gallery of Indonesia, along with visiting artists, is participating in seminars and roundtables with Australian arts sector representatives which, it is hoped, will create a continuous cultural dialogue between the two countries.
The exhibition runs until October 15. A selection of the portraits is posted on the NPG website, and the DFAT exhibition launch gallery.