Touring exhibition puts Indonesian art in the spotlight

Date published: 31 January 2017

The regional tour of Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 will stop in Townsville for the next month showcasing nine works from prominent Indonesian artists.

The exhibition is a selection of works drawn from the 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) held at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

Community and Cultural Development Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the exhibition captured the vibrancy and humour of an emerging generation of contemporary Indonesian artists.

“We’re excited to have this exhibition come to Perc Tucker Regional Gallery,” Cr Doyle said.

“The works are in a variety of styles and media that represent the exciting approaches that are earning these artists widespread international attention.”

QAGOMA director Chris Saines said the exhibition would visit 12 regional venues in Queensland.

“APT7 (2012-13) featured the Trennial’s largest representation to date of artists from Indonesia,” Mr Saines said.

“Now some of the outstanding pieces acquired for the gallery’s contemporary art collection will tour as part of our commitment to regional Queensland.”

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from February 3 to March 19.