education

2002-4MASTER OF VISUAL ARTS Research Thesis ‘Through the Kebaya: A Cross-cultural Project - Indonesia and Australia’, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
1995CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
1992-3GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF FINE ART Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
1984-7BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Centre for the Arts, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Australia

solo exhibitions

2018FROM PORTUGAL TO AUSTRALIA West End Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2017SHE SINGS: PAINTINGS Elsie Studio Gallery, Malmsbury, Australia
2015PINTURAS ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2012SALSA ON 9 Ruang Depan s.14, Bandung, Indonesia
2010WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia
2009WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS The Substation, Singapore; Sheraton Utama Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, Hobart, Australia
2008WHAT IF I WANT TO WATER SKI? AND OTHER QUESTIONS Elsie Gallery, Malmsbury, Australia
2006KEBAYA AND HER COUSINS video installation performance, Museum & Gallery, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
2005KEDAI KEBAYA video installation performance, Art Space Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004READING THE KEBAYA
Kedai Kebun Forum & Ruangmes56, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

THROUGH THE KEBAYA video installation performance, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin
2003MEMBACA KEBAYA
Galeri Lontar, Jakarta; Rumah Proses, Bandung; Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia

WHOSE KEBAYA, ANYWAY? video installation performance, Paros Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2002TAMASYA KEBAYA
video installation performance, Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin, Australia
1999INTERLACE installation Seniwati Women’s Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

MASS installation, Seniwati, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
1992UNTITLED WORKS 1992 installation, Linden Gallery, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
1990PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
1989PICTURES, PAINTINGS, OBJECTS installation, Performance Space, Sydney
1988TRAVELLING WITHOUT A COMPASS
Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (Dick Bett Gallery)

collaborative works & projects

2019EXPANSE, An Exhibition of Paintings with Mohamed Abumeis, Walker Street
Gallery & Arts Centre, City of Greater Dandenong, Melbourne, Australia
2006GARLIC RED ONION, Video with Masnoramli Mahmud, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005WHITE ONION:BALI BRIDE, Digital media work with Ridwan Rudianto, Bali, Indonesia

TREE, Video, Collaboration with Masnoor Ramli Mahmud, Malaysia
1999FULL CIRCLES Installation performance with Kerensa Johnston, Denpasar Art Centre, Bali, Indonesia

DISSOLUTION Choreography with dancer/performer Kerensa Johnston for INTERLACE, Exhibition, Seniwati Women’s Gallery, Ubud, Bali
1998FILL THIS SPACE Installation with Gabrielle Martin, Tim Craker & Tim Horn, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

GRASS WORK Site-specific outdoor installation with Tim Craker, Moonee Valley Festival, Melbourne
1997OFF-CUTS Installation series with Tim Craker, Townhall Hotel, Melbourne
1995CONVERSATION PIECE 1 ‘LOOSE TALK’ Installation with Annette Douglass, West Space, Melbourne

performance works

2001KEBAYA – SOUTH, SOUTH EAST video performance, Tampere 48th Floral Festival, Finland

SWEEP, 12 to 12 Two Performance Festival, performance, Tampere, Finland
2000KEBAYA, Video performance, Laboratorija International Performance Festival, National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania

MENJAGA PADI Performance with Iswanto G Hartono [Indonesia] & Kazunori Kitazawa [Japan], Rong Artist Congress – Collaboration Installation Asia Europe in Art & Environment 2000, Bali, Indonesia
1999FULL CIRCLES, Installation performance, Art and Peace, Denpasar Art Centre, Bali, Indonesia

group exhibitions & festivals

2019GLOSSARIES OF THE STRAITS CHINESE HOMEMAKING Baba House, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2014IMMATERIALITY, Interpr8 Art Space, Paintings & video, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010GEPRGE TOWN FESTIVAL, “Nyonya’s Kebaya, Baba’s Desire”, Town Hall, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
2009ARENA Jakarta Biennale ’09, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
2007OBJECTS & DESIRE Nyonya’s Kebaya, Baba’s Desire, Video performance, National University of Singapore Museum, NX Gallery, Singapore

OK VIDEO FESTIVAL, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia

NOTTHATBALIA ART FESTIVAL 2007, Lost Generation Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2006BANDUNG TIMELINE 01-06 VIDEOLAB, Video screening, Bandung, Indonesia

BLIND DATES & FOREIGN AFFAIRS – Australia/Asia Arts Residencies, Asialink Arts Annual Forum, Video screening, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

HELP UNIVERSITY COLLEGE KELAB SENI FILEM, Video screening
LABUAN MINI ART FEST 06, Video screening, Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan, Sabah, Malaysia
2005BALI BIENNALE 2005 ‘EDIFICE’, White Onion: Bali Bride, Video, Sika Contemporary Art Gallery & Gaya Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

NOTHTATBALAI FESTIVAL, Lost Generation Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CONVERSATIONS – CROSS CULTURAL VIDEO PROJECT, “ReenActing Rima”, Video, 24HR ART Contemporary Art Space, Darwin, Australia

HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD & EXHIBITIONS, “Capturing Release”, Video, Supreme Court, Darwin, Australia
THE POWER OF DREAMING: TAMAN SARI, GARDENS OF DELIGHT & IDENTITY, ‘Tree’ Video, collaboration with Masnoramli Mahmud, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Malaysia

THE RELATIVELY FREE SHOW, “Buds are more precious than blossoms, Lessons in China #1”, Video, Reka Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

INSPIRASI: INDONESIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2005, Video screening, Byron Bay, Australia
2004BEYOND PANOPTICAN: ART & GLOBAL MEDIA PROJECT 2004, Bandung, Indonesia

SCULPTURE IN THE PARK 2004, “The Art of Buoyancy”, Video, Darwin Fringe Festival, Darwin, Australia
2003WORMS FESTIVAL 5: HOUSE, Video Festival, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore

OK VIDEO: THE JAKARTA VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2003, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

bavf~NAF#1 Bandung video, film & new media art Forum, Bandung, Indonesia

TRANSIT 8 VIEWS OF INDONESIA, New media arts, Umbrella Contemporary Art Space, Townsville & 24HRArt Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

GIGIRMANUK MULTICULTURAL ART CAMP, Video performance, Kubutambahan, Bali, Indonesia
2001SHUL – INTERNATIONAL ART COLLABORATION, Sika Contemporary Art Gallery & Galeri Sembilan, Bali, Indonesia

SHARING ART & RELIGIOSITY, International forum, site-specific ephemeral installation, Bedulu, Bali, Indonesia

ABC SOLUTIONS FUNDRAISING EXHIBIITON, ‘Tikar for co-existance’, ephemeral installation, Gaya Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2000LABORITORIJA, International Performance Festival, National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania
1999MINI ITU INDAH, Painting exhibition, Paros Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

9 x 5 TWENTY-FIVE, Victorian College of the Arts Anniversary Exhibition, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
1996SEE SPOT RUN, Next Wave Festival, Temple, Melbourne, Australia

LOVE AT THE CARLISLE LODGE MOTEL, Carlisle Lodge Motel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
199526th ALICE PRIZE, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

SHIFTING GROUND: THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION, Linden, Melbourne, Australia

GASWORKS OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Gasworks Park, Melbourne, Australia
PAINTINGS, West Space, Melbourne, Australia

THE MOTEL SHOW, Carlisle Lodge Motel, Melbourne, Australia

The KEITH & ELIZABETH MURDOCK TRAVELLING EXHIBITION, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
1993SIMPATICA, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

ARTWORKZ FIVE, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

CITY OF RICHMOND AQUISITIVE ART AWARD, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
1992ARTWORKS FOUR, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia
1988LANDFALL, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart, Australia

MINI ART, Devonport Gallery Art Centre, Tasmania, Australia

3 x 15, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart; TSIT Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

POSTCARD TO SALAMANCA, Long Gallery, Hobart, Australia
1987FABRICATIONS: RECENT CONTEMPORARY ART FROM TASMANIA, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart; George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne; Praxis Gallery, Perth, Australia
1986INSTALLATION, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart, Australia

QUARTER PIECES, Free Form Gallery, Hobart, Australia

art teaching and research

2004Lecturer, AHT215 ‘Foundations in Southeast Asian Arts’, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

DEST Tutor, [Department of Education, Science & Training], Online Unit, AHT213 ‘Contemporary Indigenous Art’, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
2003-4Research Assistant to Dr Pascal Tremblay, Desert Knowledge CRC Research Institute, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
2003Guest lecturer, ‘Apotik Komik’ – Art collective from Jogjakarta, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin University
2002-4Artist Researcher, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin University
1999Art Teacher, John Oxley College, Brisbane, Australia
1995Painting Studio Tutor, Monash University, Gippsland School of Art, Victoria, Australia

other professional experience

2019Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2018Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2016Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2015Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2013Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2012Workshop, ‘Let’s Salsa!’ in conjunction with video installation Salsa on 9, private venue & Ruang Depan s.14, Bandung, Indonesia
2012Art Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Evoramente, Portugal
2004Commissioning of text for ‘Videospa’, video work by Krisna Murti, Indonesia
2003Intercultural communications co-ordinator, New Media Art, TRANSIT 8 Views of Indonesia
2002Intercultural facilitator & interpreter, UNDONE [Exhibition from Charles Darwin University], Seputih Gallery, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Editor of English language text of ‘Wayang Machine’, video work by Krisna Murti, Indonesia
2001Artistic co-ordinator, SHUL – INTERNATIONAL ART COLLABORATION, Sika Contemporary Art Gallery & Galeri Sembilan, Bali, Indonesia
English language editor, Biography ‘Srihadi Sudarsono’ Dr Jean Couteau, Indonesia
1988Member, Board of Management, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart, Australia

Art residency with Till Fischer, Rokeby Primary School, Hobart
Design & production of Union banner, Community Arts Project, Hobart, Australia
1986-7Student representative, Gallery Committee, Centre of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

artist talks & lectures

2016Artist talk, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
2015Artist talk, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
2012Public Lecture & Artist Talk, ‘On Video, Performance Art & Installation’, Galeri Soemardja, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia

Artist talk, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal
2009Artist talk, ‘What if I want to water ski? And other questions’, The Substation, Singapore; Sheraton Utama Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
2008Artist talk, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Artist talk, ‘The Kebaya and Hijab - Objects of Femininity and Cultural Identity’, The National Archives of Singapore, Singapore
2006‘Performing kebaya: Object as cultural text’ Labuan Mini Art Fest 06, Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan, Sabah, Malaysia

Seminar ‘Reading the Kebaya: From Discourse to Vernacular’, Universiti Kegangsaan, Malaysia, Institute of
the Malay World & Civilsation [ATMA] & Institute of Occidental Studies [IKON]

Artist talk, Museum & Gallery, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
2005Artist talk, Galeri Petronas, Petronas Art Collection Series 3: Narrative Strains, Kuala Lumpur
2004Artist talk, School of Asian Languages & Studies, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
Artist talk, ‘Through the Kebaya’, Weekly Art Forum Programme, Charles Darwin University
Delegate, 15th Biennale Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra, Australia
2003Art forum, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Artist talk & cross-cultural presentation, In Lingua, Jakarta, Indonesia
2002Artist talk, Galeri Benda, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Art forum, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Artist talk, Kebaya research project in progress, Lengkokn Cilik, Semarang, Indonesia
2001Artist talk, Jejaring Artnetworkers, Rumah Nusantara, Bandung, Indonesia
1999Artist talk, STKIP Education Training Institute, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia
1995Art forum, Weekly Art Forum Programme, Deakin University, Warnambool, Australia
1992Artist talk, RMIT University Sculpture Department, Melbourne, Australia
1991Artist talk, St Laurence’s College, Brisbane, Australia

awards & grants

2020NATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR THE ARTS, Australia
2007NEW WORK GRANT, Australia Council for the Arts, Australia
2005ASIALINK VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCY, Rimbun Dahan – Kuang & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

NAARP Director’s Award, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
2004COMMENDATION AWARD, Sculture in the Park, Darwin Fringe Festival, Darwin, Australia
2003PAT CORRIGAN ARTISTS’ AWARD, National Association of the Visual Arts, Australia
2002-4 AUSTRALIAN POST-GRADUATE AWARD, Charles Darwin University [formerly Northern Territory University], Darwin, Australia
1995PAT CORRIGAN ARTISTS’ AWARD, [Group] National Association of the Visual Arts, Australia
1993CITY OF RICHMOND AWARD, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

COMMENDATION AWARD, Artworkz Five, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

PAT CORRIGAN ARTISTS’ AWARD, [Group] NAVA
1992VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS FOUNDATION AWARD, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

PAT CORRIGAN ARTISTS’ AWARD, NAVA

VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS FOUNDATION AWARD, VCA, Universitiy of Melbourne, Australia

STUDENT UNION GRANT, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1989PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Visual Arts Residency, VACB of Australia Council, Italy
1988PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Tasmania, Australia
1981WATERCOLOUR AWARD, Hinchinbrook Shire Council Annual Art, Exhibition, Ingham, Australia

published writing

“Salsa on 9”, (exh.cat.) s.14, 25 November – 25 December 2012
“What if I Want to Water Ski? And Other Questions: Motivation, process and hope…”, (exh.cat.), What if I Want to Water Ski? And Other Questions, The Substation, Singapore, 2009
“What if I Want to Water Ski? And Other Questions”, (exh.cat.), What if I Want to Water Ski? And Other Questions, Elsie Gallery, Malmsbury, Australia, 2008
“Kedai Kebaya”, (exh.cat.) Kedai Kebaya, Art Space Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2005
“Behind ‘Through the Kebaya’” Artery, Vol 1 Issue 1, 2005, Museum & Gallery Services Qld Ltd., Brisbane, pp. 12-13
“Through the Kebaya”, Update, Issue Number 24, 2004, Regional Galleries Association of Queensland, Brisbane
“Reading the Kebaya”, Cribb, Robert (ed.), 2004, Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia. Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) & Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University Canberra, http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ASAA/conference/proceedings/Cattoni-V-ASAA2004.pdf
“Context, the hidden text”, (exh.cat.), Poem of Words, Budi Siswanto & SE Dewantoro, Borneo Studio, Ubud, Bali, December 2001
“Tokyo/Darwin/Ubud, Inter-inter-cultural”, Preview “Border”, Exhibition by Yoshie Mizuno, Bali Advertiser, 14 November 2001
“Disabled in Bali and Somewhere to Go”, Bali Advertiser, 16 May 2001
Shul(exh.cat.), Shul International Art Collaboration, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 2001
“Art Woman Stays at Home”, Bali Advertiser, January 2001
“Art Man Walking”, Bali Advertiser, 13 December 2000

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Collections

Studio Milou, Singapore, France
Australian High Commission, Singapore
Universiti Sains Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
Yayasan Islam Pulau Pinang (Penang Islamic Foundation)
Richmond City Council, Melbourne, Australia
Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Ingham, Australia
Private collections Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, France & UK

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