banyakbanyak.tumblr.com is an on-going project. That link charts the progress of the latest installment of The Independence Project, a series of cross-cultural exchanges between the Melbourne-based gallery Gertrude Contemporary and colleague organizations, curators and artists throughout Asia. In 2015 Gertrude is working with Yogyakarta-based curators Kristi Monfries and Grace Samboh to facilitate a range of residencies and projects in both Indonesia and Australia.
The 2015 Indonesia–Australia partnership focuses on the collective and cross-disciplinary practices for which the Indonesian art scene is renowned. This approach sets the scene for a number of collaborative projects between Australian and Indonesian artists working beyond the gallery in performative and participatory modes.
The project launched in early 2015 with residencies for four Australian artists: Tom Nicholson in Jakarta and Dan Bell, Raquel Ormella and Lara Thoms in Yogyakarta. As their research and projects unfold, they will be documented on that site.