In order to fulfill the invitation of Newcastle Art Space in Newcastle, New South Wales – Australia, a few artists from Ubud – Bali held a group exhibition, workshop and become a volunteer at several schools such as : Hamilton Public School and Stockton Public School. The invitation is sponsored by Asian Literate Grant, Hamilton Public School and Stockton Public School. This program running from March 25, 2012 until May 20, 2012.
The exhibition is held at Newcastle Art Space by several artists, among others, Bambang Adi Pramono (Sculptor), I Wayan Meja (Panter), I Wayan Eka Partama (Painter) and I Kadek Wijaya (Painter). I Kadek Wijaya is a painter from Ubud who currently live in Forster Australia. The exhibition are displayed of 7 sculptures and 27 paintings with title ” Balinese Artists Exhibition From Ubud”.
The exhibition was opened on April 4th and officially opened April 7th untill May 22, 2012 by John Morris as Director of the Art School in Newcastle, Ann Shuterland as chairman of the committee Newcastle Art Space, Jane Dynand as a representative of the Hamilton Public School and Daniell Jones as vice from Stockton Public School, and also celebrated by several Balinese dances performed by Ni Komang Ayu Sri Rejeki and Dewa Atra.
Missions of this program is to introduce the traditions and Balinese culture in particular and Indonesia in general. We all hope that Australia and Indonesia can better understand the traditions and culture of both countries. In addition we hope this program continues as part of a ‘cultural exchange’ for the two countries Australia and Indonesia in particular Ubud – Bali and Newcastle, Australia.