Launching The Love of Batik

I love Batik.

Did I say that?

Yes! I think I do more than love batik.

I am not only the batik lover but also the batiker.

hedaBATIK records in super images, photographed by Suzi Karim (www.suzikarim.com)

hedaBATIK records in super images, photographed by Suzi Karim (www.suzikarim.com)

The record of hedaBATIK works is photographed by Suzi Karim. She is an artistic, skilled and talented and professional Indonesian photographer based in North Brisbane. The passion between us, The Love of Batik!

Thanks to Shannon Bergman as the model, she is Australian students who speaks Indonesia.

Thanks to Shannon Bergman as the model, she is Australian students who speaks Indonesia.

The book of The Love of Batik was born to highlight batik in Australia by hedaBATIK.

This book covers  the history, the process, the design and etc.

This is the simplest book of batik written based on my experiences to conduct batik clinic and workshop in Australia so that meet the needs for western views about batik.

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Thanks to Agoes Rudianto as the professional photographer who involved in this project.

This book will be on the shelves of certain galleries for the purpose of a cause.

The project of hedaBATIK 2014, marked by The Love of Batik book  and the works continue ……**

 

 

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The Record of hedaBatik 2013

It’s long time no update my site!!

Too slack! Too busy! Too much excuses – all in one, all mixed up for sure! But doing batik to keep this legacy is still up. 

What’s up in 2013? I did some photo shoot for profile and publication project, some batik clinic with some universities and school, some festivals and making batik for sure.

Doing hedaBATIK Clinic at University of Griffith

Doing hedaBATIK Clinic at University of Griffith.

Uni students at Griffith Uni tried to do waxing

Uni students at Griffith Uni tried to do waxing

It was an awesome day at University of Griffith in Brisbane. Lots of uni students showed their interests included one mute and deaf student that I learnt lots how to communicate with him. He taught me lots about understanding and appreciation in so many ways. 

Each time I explained the ways to do batik, I must write them on the paper then demonstrate the action! 

Thanks to Nikko and others Gripit Bros to invite hedaBATIK.

hedaBATIK Clinic at QUT  (Queensland University of Technology) Brisbane

hedaBATIK Clinic at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Brisbane.

Thanks to Yani, Reza and Seno who included batik as part of the programs at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane and of course nothing better than show the real batik demo in the spot to share best of Indonesian art and culture!! You did the great job to organize and well collaboration!

hedaBATIK Display for Kartini's Day at Gold Coast.

hedaBATIK Display for Kartini’s Day at Gold Coast.

Thanks to Seharum Nusantara to include hedaBATIK as part of Indonesian treasures to support Kartini Day. I put the big sign NOT FOR SALE, DISPLAY ONLY as we agreed to focus on sharing batik knowledge.

hedaBATIK Clinic for Celebrating Multicultural Week of Brisbane.

hedaBATIK Clinic for Celebrating Multicultural Week of Brisbane.

It is great to celebrate Multicultural Week of Brisbane and they recognized hedaBATIK was worth to be in their program as we show Indonesian art and culture values through the real artwork in the spot, not product-selling-focus and further class is available too!

hedaBATIK Clinic at Festival Indonesia, King George Square Brisbane in the upper deck.

hedaBATIK Clinic at Festival Indonesia, King George Square Brisbane in the upper deck.

I would say it should be the top Indonesian Festival in Brisbane, but it was the disappointed day as batik didn’t expose really well. They placed hedaBATIK in the upper deck! Many people didn’t know if there is an upper deck! 

I learnt that many people sell ‘the art and culture commodities’ to profit themselves and not so many people could value art and culture in the right way with the respect and dignity. But it won’t stop hedaBATIK to continue the mission to spread batik through the real artwork of batik.

Thanks to Emma, Efiq, Reza, Deva and others who stayed with me and gave some encouragements!

the hard work of doing batik.

the hard work of doing batik.

one of hedaBATIK Clinic's participants at Indonesia Independence Celebration Day, Sherwood State School Brisbane

one of hedaBATIK Clinic’s participants at Indonesia Independence Celebration Day, Sherwood State School Brisbane.

hedaBATIK invited to be part of Indonesian Independence Day at Sherwood State School Hall in Brisbane. Finished at Sherwood around 4pm back home to the coast then continue to attend another Independence Day Celebration at Mooloolaba State School hall, at least I didn’t do any Batiking!

 

I had twice invitations to do Batik Clinic at University of Sunshine Coast for 2013, I must search the photo documents that misplaced somewhere 😦 not good aay! But thanks to Judy Shelley to be part of your agenda.

Well, in between of doing Batik Clinic everywhere, still got the time to spend time with some media who interested in my batik world though! They are Tamarind Online Magazine, Kompas – Indonesian leading media and Indo Media in Sydney.

check out Tamarind Online Magazine for hedaBATIK article.

check out Tamarind Online Magazine for hedaBATIK article.

hedaBATIK article on leading Indonesian media, Kompas who recognized hedaBATIK works to spread batik in Australia.

hedaBATIK article on leading Indonesian media, Kompas who recognized hedaBATIK works to spread batik in Australia.

An article in Kompas was very interesting as one of Indonesian racing driver visited Coffs Harbour for his raving agenda. His racing car is painted in batik design as he wants to spread batik where ever he goes, then their media team who covered his racing world came across with hedaBATIK. Sweet!!

an article of hedaBATIK in Indo Media Magazine

an article of hedaBATIK in Indo Media Magazine.

hedaBATIK: Indonesian Batiker in Australia.

hedaBATIK: Indonesian Batiker in Australia.

Thanks to Indo Media Magazine to recognized hedaBATIK as the Indonesian Batiker in Australia. Yes! Indonesian Batiker in Australia!

hedaBATIK Clinic was in Darling Harbour too for Festival Indonesia. The event organized by Indo Media. I’ll insert the photo documents later on 🙂

Is that all?

No. I did Batik Clinic at Pesta Rakyat at Brisbane Power House and Ferny Grove State High School. Again, the photo documents misplaced somewhere 😦

All the Batik Clinic done for 2013, the work of batik still continues, I set hedaBATIK Home Gallery at Currimundi to mark Octo-Ber-BATIK 2013.

hedaBATIK Home Gallery at Currimundi.

hedaBATIK Home Gallery at Currimundi.

 

Okay, is that all? Of course NOT! The works still continues. Again, Thanks to many people to take hedaBATIK on board, to value the real batik artwork! See you at 2014 works!

The last but not least, Thanks to Suzi Karim (www.suzikarim.com) for our valued collaboration to do the multi-platform projects. You are awesome!!

Photographerd by Suzi Karim (www.suzikarim.com) March 2013

Photographerd by Suzi Karim (www.suzikarim.com) March 2013