Gang Festival is an artist-led initiative celebrating the deep links between Indonesian and Australian community arts. Gang Festival takes its theme from the Indonesian word for alleyway — referring to small roads and particular social groupings; the space between more conventional roads and roles.
Nova is one half of TwinSista, a female hip hop outfit from East Java and the daughter of the guitarist from Indonesia’s legendary rock band Suami.
Exi Agus Wijaya and Djuadi Suami are members of a collective in Java called Anakseribupulau — a community of artists and activists across Indonesia working against the destruction of the environment. Exi is a writer and musician while Djuadi’s work ranges from performance art to wood carving.
Gangways is a feature-length documentary by Carli Leimbach that takes us to the Indonesian cities of Jakarta, Bandung and Jogyakarta, finally returning to Sydney. It follows the development of the creative relationships between Australian and Indonesian arts communities.
Artist Talk, Screening & Performance 7pm
Presented by Tape Projects & Gang Festival.