The Indonesia Kimberley Project

Project Summary

3 September 2018

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia, Indonesia
  • Grantee: Tura New Music Ltd.
The young and semangat team of AIYA representatives posing for photo on a staircase.
Kimberley Landscapes. Photo credit: Bohdan Warchomij.

Project description

Facilitated by Perth-based Tura New Music, this project will foster collaboration between Kimberley Aboriginal musicians and Indonesian music practitioners and academics to build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists.

Over 18 months, Indonesian artists, such as ethnomusicologist Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet), will be in Residence in Kimberley communities including Broome and Warmun. They will collaborate with Aboriginal artists, including Stephen Pigram and Gabriel Nodea, as well as experience traditional Aboriginal culture. The process will then be reciprocated with Kimberley artists participating in collaboration Residencies in Indonesia.

As well as facilitating the creation of new music works and performances, the project will develop greater cultural understanding and will support the development of individual and institutional relationships that will ensure the work from this project will grow across time and regions.

Key dates

Research trip, Broome, 15 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

Project launch with performance, Jakarta, 16 May 2019

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $31,560.00 GST in addition
  • Total project value: $98,130
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Last Updated: 3 September 2018