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Australia Indonesia Institute Annual Report 2002-03

ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM

The Institute aims to cultivate in Indonesia and Australia an appreciation of the quality, diversity and sophistication of the visual and performing arts in the two countries, and to help develop a market in Indonesia for Australian visual and performing arts and Australian expertise. It also aims to encourage relations between Australian and Indonesian sports people and organisations.

The Institute supported a range of cultural activities designed to extend appreciation of each country’s artistic traditions and contemporary directions.

National Gallery of Australia-Indonesian Textile Collection

The Institute helped to bring the extensive Indonesian textile collection of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) to a wider audience through funding the digitisation of the entire collection for display on the NGA digital website. The project was launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Downer, in July 2002. Mr Downer said the website was to help provide valuable information about the collection of Indonesian batiks and traditional cloths to students, researchers and people all over the world interested in the collection.
The NGA collection of Indonesian textiles is now one of the largest and finest anywhere in the world. The digitisation project has given Indonesians, Australians and, indeed, the world the opportunity to appreciate and study this unique collection.

Philip Flood AO, Chairman, Australia Indonesia Institute and Bob Bath, President, Council of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Association
Philip Flood AO, Chairman, Australia Indonesia Institute and Bob Bath, President, Council of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Association at the opening of the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre touring exhibition 'Crossing Boundaries. Bali: A Window to Twentieth Century Indonesian Art' at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

Crossing Boundaries. Bali: A Window to Twentieth Century Indonesian Art

The Institute assisted the production and tour of the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre’s art exhibition 'Crossing Boundaries. Bali: A Window to Twentieth Century Indonesian Art', which served to highlight the strong personal linkages between Indonesians and Australians that have existed over many years. This high quality exhibition sought to reveal the mysteries of twentieth century Indonesian art using Bali as the point of reference most familiar to the Australian public, and provided historical and cultural perspectives on issues that contribute to Indonesia’s identity. The exhibition reached a broad audience, including Melbourne and regional centres in both Victoria and New South Wales.













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