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Narrative Threads
Siobhan Campbell

Dr Siobhan Campbell, curator and scholar of Indonesian art and textiles, discusses the historical artefacts in Tales of Land & Sea, linking them with Jumaadi’s practice and Sangkuriang. 

Join Dr Siobhan Campbell, curator and scholar of Indonesian art and textiles, as she discusses the historical artefacts in Tales of Land and Sea, linking these with Jumaadi’s practice and the Sangkuriang artist prints by Arthur Boyd and Indra Deigan. 

As the joint lender of the artefacts on display, together with exhibiting artist Jumaadi, Dr Campbell will share her personal insights into the history of the Balinese painting tradition, a style of painting originating from the village of Kamasan in Bali, and the collective heritage between Balinese paintings and the shadow puppet theatre.  



Siobhan Campbell

Siobhan Campbell is a curator and researcher of Southeast Asian Art. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013 specialising in traditional Balinese paintings and museum collections.

In 2021 she curated a major exhibition of Southeast Asian art for Mosman Art Gallery, titled Upacara, and has published numerous research papers, catalogue essays and reviews on this subject. Siobhan is also an accredited translator of Indonesian and teaches in the Asian studies program at the University of Sydney. 



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

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Free with Art Museum entry


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

Dates & Times
21/04/2024 - 21/04/2024 The Art Museum, Bundanon

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