Indonesian Art Emerging: A new Exhibition at the Peacock Gallery
You're invited to the launch of a brand new exhibition at the Peacock Gallery which showcases a range of creative, contemporary pieces from a combination of Indonesian and Australian designers, with a sustainable edge. The exhibition will run from 28 October to 27 November with the launch event being held on Saturday 5 November 2016, which will include a performance by Suara Indonesia, a special talk by the curator Alexandra Crosby and an interactive workshop by artist Aris Prabawa.
The exhibition focuses on the re-use of materials to create fascinating items that celebrate Indonesian culture and creativity such as a bicycle made of bamboo, jewellery made from the tubes of bicycles, radios made from wood and Indonesian banners created to save waterways. Much of the work was inspired by the transformation of the local Duck River from an industrial wasteland into the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens.
A number of workshops will be delivered over the course of the exhibition, many as a part of National Recycling Week. The workshops will have a focus on recycled art, the many ways to recycle and the importance of our local rivers. Guided school and public exhibition tours will also be on offer.