Currently I’m in Banjarmasin, a  small city in Southern Kalimantan the Indonesian region of Borneo; described as the Venice of Asia for its canals.

Interstellar Travel

One of the things which a Lonely Planet guide book doesn’t mention about travelling through Indonesia is that there are an enormous amount of wormholes. It can become quite hazardous whilst trekking and visiting other Lonely Planet recommended sites such as temples and volcanoes; very easily you could find yourself on the brink of interstellar travel when all you where searching for was a local warung.

Art Jog 12

This is my first Art Jog and I am pretty much blown away by the standard of work. Although focusing on local Indonesian artists (specifically from Yogyakarta), it is an open call art fair with many artists represented from the South East Asian region.

It is incredibly refreshing to see works addressing the curatorial theme of ‘Looking East’ in Indonesia rather than within the confines of western art institutions aimed at western audiences, which tends to take away from the local concerns of the artists.

Given the scope of the exhibition, I am just going to cover the works which stood out for me the most, which is rather a lot. I’m prone to drifting into a higher art realm when confronted with large scale exhibitions, needing to return several times before declaring defeat.


Pinto Sirait,Mythic Airways,


Hedi Hariyanto, Keluarga ,


Hedi Hariyanto, Keluarga


Farhan Siki, Hello Rich People,


Farhan Siki, Hello Rich People


Meolyono, Batik’s Sir 


Moelyono, Batik’s Sir 


Yuli Sulistyo, Myiagros Army 


Wim Delvoy,


Wim Delvoye, Untitled


Heri Dono, Unidentifyin Unflying Object,


S. Dwi Stya, Hologram 05.00


Anton Subiyanto, Green Tooth,


Afdhal, See You Tomorrow,


Edo Pillu, Micro Macro Cosmos,


AC Andre Tanama,Hiding in the Deeply Eyes,

Mt Rinjani, Lombok

Yesterday I returned from a three day trek to the summit of Mt Rinjani, Lombok Indonesia. Difficult and exhausting, but well organised and breathtaking. From the summit you are greeted with a sea of volcanic peaks from the islands surrounding Lombok.


Camp 1, Mt Rinjani

Camp 2, Mt Rinjani


Mt Rinjani crater lake, from 3600m at dawn.