The 21st century will be an era of confluence and fusion between cultures. This is a perfect time for the rich heritage of Indonesian batik to meet American contemporary designs.
AMERICAN BATIK DESIGN COMPETITION II
To celebrate the new US – Indonesia Partnership, Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, is launching the second round of American Batik Design Competition, following the success of American Batik Design Competition in 2011. This project is a challenge to US-based designers to craft batik designs with a distinct American style – hence the theme “The spirit of America in the heritage of batik”.
A joint panel of American and Indonesian batik/textile experts will select the three best batik designs. Three winning designers will travel to cities in Indonesia for Two Week Batik Tour and receive prize money each of $7000, exhibitions in Indonesia and the U.S.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to win Two Week Batik Tour to cities like Jakarta, Cirebon, Yogyakarta, Solo, Pekalongan and Bali, and enjoy exploration of rich cultural heritage of Indonesia.
This workshop will equip Art Teachers and Educators with the knowledge, philosophy and techniques of Indonesian Batik as one of art learning references. The workshop will be held on 1-2 April 2013 at The Embassy of Indonesia, and for registration please go to: http://workshopbatik-eorg.eventbrite.com/ .View
The three winners of 2011 American Batik Design Competition went to Indonesia on February 18th until March 5th, 2012 for the Two Week Batik Tour Prize. They traveled to Jakarta, Solo, Pekalongan, Yogyakarta, Bali and Makassar, to see and witness how batik is celebrated in Indonesia.View
Initiated by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, the first American Batik Design Competition was a great success. Held throughout year 2011, for Indonesia, this was the first time a batik design competition organized in a foreign country. The Competition was intended as a creative way to introduce and internationalize batik to the world, and to encourage the acculturation of Indonesia’s Batik into American cultural diversity.
The American Batik Design Competition winners ceremony took place at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco