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Cultural Exchange is about person to person contact, sharing and cultural collaboration. AIAA aims to encourage cultural exchange by publicising art exchanges and requests for involvement. Indonesian visual and performing artists are invited to visit Australia to teach, perform or exhibit and sometimes information about their visits is hard to find. If you are inviting visitors from Indonesia please let us know and we will include the information on this page.

Pictured Right: Topeng Dance in Ubud Bali

Agus Budiyanto


The Sound Of Dawn The Sound Of The Noon


Agus Budiyanto is a contemporary artist and his work reflects his culture and his personal experiences. Above are works which were part of an exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia. His paintings were created using a unique technique called "Aquarelle".

Paintings by Cayung Siagian

Ever since I was a child, I have been in love with nature and curious about the mystery of the Universe. I was inspired by flavor, sounds, images and feelings and I developed deep awareness of supernatural and spiritual power. My soul explores the powerful experience of living in a world of cultural juxtapositions in which past, present, future, tradition and contradiction, are interwoven with dreams and consciousness.

A deep reverence for nature illuminates the beauty of an evolving human spirit. Crisis of ecology, political turmoil, social repression and economic development are affecting each creature as civilization becomes increasingly globalized. This phenomenon inspires me to envision a path in which this cycle of cultures can harmonize to a shared rhythm - together riding in the music of joy, anger and sadness.

I feel that what is most important is to give selflessly from a pure and truthful place in the heart. Generosity that seeks to be truly humble creates the capacity of experiencing life in a way that brings joy and fulfillment to the labyrinthine depth of the soul.


"Mushroom Attack" 1995



"Boru Saniang Nagaheight"


Antonius Kho

Antonius Kho is an Indonesian artist, originally from Bandung who is presently exhibiting in the AIAA Virtual Gallery. Anton is interested in coming to Australia as an Artist-in-Residence to teach, exhibit and share his work here. Anton is interested in teaching Modern painting, oil painting, water colour, batik and drawing.
Contact Antonius Kho PO Box 155 Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia Phone: (62) 361 974 388
Web site:


Anusapati is a sculptor from Jogjakarta who has exhibited widely in Indonesia, as well as in America, Europe, Australia and Japan. He is interested in visiting Australia to teach drawing, sculpture and Indonesian Art History as well as exhibit.
Contact Anusapati Phone: 62 0274 896 290

Reconstruction of Time - Anusapati

Eco Haryono

Materialism without Spirit makes life go nowhere. Everything, just like a car on the road with no driver, no soul, is emptyness, travelling beside high buildings, trying to touch the sky.
120cm x140cm
oil on canvas


"Binatang Modern(Modern Animal), 2001"
Oil on Canvas





I Made Galung Wiratmaja

I Made Galung Wiratmaja is a modern painter from Sukawati, Bali. I Made is interested in exhibiting in Australia and teaching Balinese painting, drawing, realist painting, water colour, oil painting and modern art. Contact I Made Phone: 62 361 298 791

I Wayan Naya Swantha

I Wayan Naya Swantha is a contempory Balinese artist from Denapasar who is interested in exhibiting and teaching oil painting and modern painting. Contact I Wayan at Jl Nanka Gg Turi 28, Denpasar Bali Indonesia

A A Gd Eka Putra Dela

Anak Agung Gde Putra Dela is a Balinese Artist from Padang Tegal Ubud who is interested in teaching realist painting, modern painting, oil painting, water colour, Balinese painting, batik, sculpture and drawing. Contact A A Gd Eka Putra Dela Phone: 62 31 975 414

Yaqub Elka

Yakub Elka is a modern painter from Jakarta. He is interested in exhibiting in Australia and teaching modern painting, water colour and writing. Contact Yakub Phone: 62 21 533 3084

Rachmad Ali

Rachmad Ali is a visual artist from Jakarta who is interested in teaching contemporary painting, realist painting, water colour, oil painting, batik, drawing, modern sculpture and Asmat wood-carving. He is also willing to teach Tari Sedati, a dance from Aceh Sumatra as well as drama, writing and poetry. Contact Rachmad Ali Phone: 62 21 5333 084


Suherwanto is a contemporary artist from Jakarta who is interested in teaching realist painting, water colour, oil painting and drawing in Australia. He has recently been exhibiting at Galeri Cipta III, TIM Jakarta and his work will be appearing soon in the AIAA Virtual Gallery. Contact Suherwanto Phone: 62 21 863 0586.

Viktor Sarjono

Victor is a contempoaray batik artist who is interested in coming to Australia to teach batik. He has been actively exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions and offering workshops in Indonesia and overseas since 1982.
Contact: Fax: 62 274 382613

Rommy Indra Jaya

Rommy is a modern batik artist who has been exhibiting and teaching batik in Jojgakarta, Switzerland and England. He would like to visit Australia to teach batik and exhibit his work.

Oil painting by Rommy Indra Jaya

Heri Dono

Heri Dono is presently exhibiting in the Asia-Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery and will be staying in Brisbane as an Artist-in Residence as part of the Gallery's Outreach Program. He has exhibited extensively in Indonesia and internationally, as well as being the recipient of numerous art awards. If you would like to share ideas or organise an artist's talk while Heri is in Australia:

For furthur information and to view reproductions of the above artists' work see Virtual Gallery