Press Release : Sosialisasi Eksistensi Galeri Nasional Indonesia di Kaltara

Socialization Program of the National Gallery of Indonesia
“Take a Closer Look to the National Gallery of Indonesia: 
 Fostering Creativity & Art Appreciation”

National Gallery of Indonesia under the Ministry of Education and Culture holds one task and function to publish art for public in order to improve people’s creativity and appreciation of art in Nusantara.  The step which is taken -besides introducing the existence of the National Gallery of Indonesia widely in different areas- , the National Gallery of Indonesia attempts to implement a program to accommodate or facilitate various art potentials to many regions in Indonesia. The socialization programs had been held in Bangka (Bangka Belitung), Bengkulu, Palembang, Semarang, Bali, Kupang, Palangkaraya, Palu, Kendari, Ternate (North Maluku), Madura, Aceh, Mamuju (West Sulawesi), Lampung, Bontang (East Borneo), Kendari (Southeast Sulawesi), and Gorontalo. 

In 2017, the socialization program begins in North Kalimantan located in Pendidikan dan Pelatihan (Diklat) Building of Kabupaten Bulungan, Agatis Tanjung Selor Street, North Borneo. This socialization is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Indonesia with Department of Education and Culture of East Kalimantan also participation from SMPN 4 Tanjung Palas Tengah, Bulungan, North Kalimantan which is held on 16 March 2017 at 9 AM local time.  The theme is “Take a Closer Look to the National Gallery of Indonesia: Fostering Creativity & Art Appreciation” 

The speakers are Tubagus ‘Andre’ Sukmana (Director of the National Gallery of Indonesia), Citra Smara Dewi (Curator of the National Gallery of Indonesia) and Atung Luhat (Art and Culture Figure/Secretary of Dayak Custom Institution- North Kalimantan). There is also Amrin bin Haji Baso as a moderator. There are 70 participants who are artists, art practitioners, art communities, also art and culture teachers in North Kalimantan.

By holding this program in North Kalimantan, Director of the National Gallery of Indonesia, Tubagus ‘Andre’ Sukmana hopes that the existence of the National Gallery of Indonesia will be known broader. It is also expected that there will be a positive synergy between culture as well education institutions which will grow, accommodate and encourage creativity to create innovative artworks and arrange an art learning method in educational institutions which is more interactive to strengthen students’ character education. “Hopefully, this program will be able to contribute to the knowledge about art and facilitate art communities also art and culture teachers in and around North Kalimantan to continue exist and keep on exploring creativity” said Tubagus. This kind of program will be continued in many cities in Indonesia to develop public appreciation towards Indonesian art and culture works.

Jakarta, March 2017