Paintings and photography of the students of the University of Western Australia (UWA) were on display at the Kriya Hasta Mandala, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar. Interestingly, the international exhibition entitled ‘Diversity’ promoted the arts and culture of Bali. It was opened by Deputy Rector IV, I Wayan Sweca, marked with the signature on canvas and cutting of flowers.
Dozens of artworks displayed posed collaborative works of the UWA students taking the International Studio Arts and Culture program between the FSRD-ALVA (ISACFA) and the works of lecturers of the ISI Denpasar. They showed off the works of photography as the results of hunting to some areas and the painting works after an internship in Kamasan and graphic art.
As evidence of their learning for 3 weeks in Bali, the students of the Kangaroo country also showed off their skill in Indonesian language. They sang a song entitled Hanya Cinta (Only Love) as a result of their Indonesian study class. Then, it was followed by singing of a song called I am Australian.
Rector of the ISI Denpasar in his speech read by Wayan Sweca said the activity was the implementation of the MoU between the ISI Denpasar and the UWA. “In the future, there will be many more activities that can be implemented as a challenge to improve ourselves and compete in the international arena,” he said.
For this year, he added, there were 17 students from the UWA participating in the ISACFA program. It was the implementation of the program for the third time since 2011. The opening of the exhibition of works of art also served as the closure of the ISACFA program in 2013. (BTN/015)