2-16 October, 2015Denpasar / Bali
See the Schedule for details of the program of Live Interaction Weekend.
Registration for all events IS OPEN:
Some of our Indonesian Core Artists were super keen to get Micro Galleries into the local haunts of Denpasar – this isn’t an idea that took too much time to mull over. BALI! Renowned by foreigners as a fantastic place to relax, unwind and chill, MG is instead going to hit places most visitors don’t often venture and bring them to the attention of art and street art fans everywhere.
Micro Galleries (Denpasar) will take place in the economic heart of the town at the iconic Badung Traditional Market and along the polluted Badung River. Micro Galleries will revitalise this area with over 100 artworks by International and local artists for the local community and visitors, showcasing one of the oldest and most traditional markets in the country. Overtaken by vehicles, we will reclaim some of this space back for the local community, creating a vibrant and dynamic environment that will demonstrate the potential that every community and space has, generating energy and possibility for future projects and creative possibilities.
We are connecting four Australian artists who will come to Bali to work alongside with local Indonesian artists to create new installation, video and interdisciplinary works, we have a truck load of exciting art from 13 Australian artists, 12 local Indonesian artists and 15 of the core Micro Galleries artists – all donating work from around the world (including France, USA, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Hong Kong and Italy).
A fine art photographer, has been documenting humanity for the past 25 years. André’s work has appeared in publications including the Sunday Times Magazine, Royal Geographical Magazine, Wanderlust, Vogue and W Magazine.
I am an Illustrator/Graphic designer based in Ubud, Bali. Mostly I work with a computer in the day time and pen, marker, brush and paper at night, creating characters based on everyday humans that I witness around me.
From the school of abstract expressionism, part time collagist, procrastinator, see-er of beauty in decay & domestic curator. Bonnie is also the Artistic Producer of Micro Galleries (Nowra)
Sydney based Capiche is a mixed media artist focused on street culture, social consciousness and positive change.
Cecile is a professional, creative photographer. She has her very own way of storytelling through images, which leads to unique and surprising concepts.
A Photographer who is concerned with more than just producing a good photos but to also raise awareness about humanities and make small changes through photography.
I’m a gleaner…I search and extract unsung views from our urban environment and use them as the subject of my photographic explorations.
Enjoys drawing animals and weird creatures, some with black-humor messages about our planet
CuriousWorks is a community arts and media organisation that identifies, nurtures and builds a new generation of storytellers.
Curtis Taylor is a filmmaker, screen artist and a young Martu leader. Growing up in the remote Martu desert communities and in the city, Curtis has gained both traditional Martu knowledge and a Western education and has recently completed film and media studies at Murdoch University in Perth.
We are Brodie and Daniel Jones; we met at the University of Wollongong in a Media Arts class which we shared on our way to acquiring our respective Bachelors of Creative Arts. We both have a Diploma of Education and teach Visual Arts and TAS (Technical and Applied Science) at Nowra Anglican College. We have a history of exhibiting separately and together in a variety of media.
David is a young, emerging photographer living in a small town in Java, called Salatiga. As he develops his skills, he shares his knowledge about photography with his community. He is interested in candid moments and the magic of a kids expression.
Elissa‘s art plays with the unwritten laws of every day life and explores the hidden structures behind western life style. Her artworks can be found out on the streets as well as inside galleries
This native Austrian is, one could say, a sucker for sound; fascinated by certain natural and artificial sounds and how they can be used in new and unexpected ways.
A painter and sculptor working out of Langa Township in South Africa. His work represents the impact and results of how people can behave when handed a bad situation in life, and explores how we can perhaps try and change this. It is his hope that when people see his work, it will change how they perceive the people committing such acts and notice things about their life you might not have seen before.
Gigi Is a self taught social photographer based In Cape Town. She is currently a photography and visual artist student specialising in social documentary.
The Holographic Lounge Room Experience is a community arts concept with a focus on social inclusion. Karen Revie and Kitty Taylor developed the Holographic Lounge Room Experience after recognising a need for an artist run initiative which provides low cost digitally projected events enabling artists to celebrate their digital creations together.
Visual artist using photography and installation. Works explore people managing their environment. Growth, change and elements of place.
Mother of a 2 month old girl who loves nature, good food, cheesy jokes, movies and driving in the rain.
I am an artist actively involved in social expression and activism through art. I create using screen printing, canvas, wood, stencil work and murals in public spaces.
Karya yang saya buat, lebih banyak melalui media visual seperti teknik grafis, sablon (screen printing) di beberapa medium kertas, kanvas dan kayu, selain itu saya juga membuat karya stencil dan mural di ruang publik.
Jane is a producer, strategic programmer and cross-cultural innovator, working in Australia and Asia in arts and culture. She speaks English and Bahasa and loves snorkelling, reading and admires vintage motorbikes, eastern arts and her dog.
John Paine is a Sydney-based artist who has been making cartoons since he could hold a pencil. He is completely self-taught and does it all – from character design to flash animation.
Jonas will be working closely with Australian artist MT Walker to bring a new video projection work to MG Denpasar.
Kat creatively leads the global arts initiative Micro Galleries, is a Director of Sydney alternative arts space, The Red Rattler, is an Advisor for French-based global arts initiative United Sketch Freedom, is co-founder and creative collaborator with arts collective Rue de la Rocket, was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for Culture, and was shortlisted for the University of Sydney Alumni Awards. Kat is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, and works as an urban disruptor and creator of public art interventions that focus on positive social change.
Artist and activist in exile, he is living and working in Paris since 2009. He gives educational lectures in the colleges and universities since 2010. Kianoush’s editorial cartoons appears regularly in Courrier International French magazine and other national and International media in France and other countries. He chose “Cartooning: The Art of Danger” for his TEDx talk in 2014, months before the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. He has been curating and directing International cartoon expos since 2011 in Europe [France, Sweden, Germany etc. ], and is the founder President of the United Sketches International Association supporting freedom of expression and Cartoonists in Exile.
People fascinate me. I often keep quiet and observe connections and subcultures with a sense of curiosity of what their story might be: the lives of the underground. I love to catch those moments that tell a story through my camera in a way that avoids the mainstream ‘norm’ of every day life. My work generally has a message about acceptance and raising awareness.
Liam Herne is an artist who predominately works in performance, photography and video. He is based in Brisbane, Australia.
I interested in non-mainstreams way of thinking specially regarding my social and cultural background as a Balinese man, and I explore that idea using paintings, installations, performance art, object art and underground music.
Markhaban uses drawings, illustrations, caricatures, paintings, installations, murals to explore the imagination, emotion, contemplation and creativity.
Teacher of creativity, communication and self-discovery through Mail Art using various mediums, primarily collage. Collage is her medium, and the postal system is how she shares it.An active member of the International Union of Mail Artists, which connects her with people throughout the world.
Mark produces works that promotes a re-contextualisation of historical account and political theory through moving image.
I have been making art all my life, studying various art practices and now work in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking and assemblage.
From documenting tribal anthropology in Irian Jaya to Black & White photography on the Tibetan Plateau, Noel has created unique projects with exceptional film crews from Scotland to New York, Geneva & Tokyo, China & Thailand. “I highlight the human spirit and share the rich diversity of our world’s cultural identities in positive flows. Just so you know, this is how I roll”
Ollla at Work (Olga Trevisan and Camilla Crosta) develops interventions in public spaces, enabling the participants to engage with social issues through simple actions.
Activist, Archaeologist, Journalist, Blogger, Photographer, Singer-songwriter, traveler, Chef, Gardener who has a dream to become philanthropist.
Sarah Sculley is a Brisbane-based urban artist who creates colourful, feminine, layered work. Inspired by the female form, typography and colour, Sarah mixes these elements to create her work on canvas, paper, surfboards and skate decks. She is inspired by personal events, emotional pitfalls and the constant need to find the positive in every situation.
As an artist, I do paintings and murals. Most of my artworks are inspired by my love for Bali dogs and other animals.
I enlarge small creatures so we can better appreciate their value and modify our behaviour to protect their habitats.
Syafiudin Vifick is a visual storyteller, specialising in social cultural issues, travel and documentary // Saya seorang visual storyteller. Karya-karya saya menggunakan medium fotografi.
A multi-disciplinary designer who likes colours and find beauty in most things.
This dynamic curator, teacher and photographer has a personality and vibrant as his art.
Tim’s work deals with different relationships which exist between people and the places they inhabit. It does so by celebrating and questioning things which are taken for granted or overlooked. Tim works with slab built ceramic sculpture and mixed media drawing in a Pop art inspired style. His art seeks to create fun playful reactions as a way to engage people in often serious topics such as social, political or environmental issues.
More info coming soon…
Saya adalah seorang yang menekuni dunia rajut sejak duduk di bangku Sekolah Dasar, dan saya yakin apa yang saya tekuni ini adalah bagian dari hidup saya yang akan membawa saya pada kemungkinan kemungkinan baru dan gila
I knit, paper-cut, shadow puppet and dance. I believe my work opens me up to new possibilities – if it doesn’t make me insane!
Zena likes to think her art form is in removing the jargon and fluff around marketing, turning it into an easy to understand, practical tool that anyone can use. She has also been to known to throw impromptu performances during business meetings, especially when they are boring. Zena is Micro Galleries Marketing Strategic Lead for the Global Team.