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(In Person) Art Outside: Indonesian Batik

Image courtesy of Brahma Tirta Workshop

(In Person) Art Outside: Indonesian Batik
In person program, Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1–4pm

Experience the art of Indonesian batik in the Moongate Garden in this drop-in demonstration by Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam, artists based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Batik is a method of resist textile dyeing that is achieved by adding alternate layers of wax and dye to a fabric to produce elaborate designs. The artists will demonstrate aspects of the batik process and give visitors the opportunity to try out materials and experience the process firsthand. They will also share examples of traditional Javanese batik and discuss their creative process and the range of artworks created in their studio. This event is offered in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.

Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam have been working collaboratively to produce contemporary textiles in their fine art batik studio, Brahma Tirta Sari, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, since 1985. Ismoyo’s ancestors were batik makers in the court city of Solo in Java. Nia completed her fine arts degree at Pratt Institute in New York City before coming to Indonesia to study traditional batik. Read more about the artists in this Smithsonian Folklife Magazine article.

In case of rain this program will take place inside the museum.

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