Exhibition: Behind The Brain

Thanks to Redcliffe Council Gallery to have my artworks for a month exhibition! 3 – 28 July 2018.

Let me share the blurb of this exhibition.

Correction: moved to Australia permanently 2001, NOT 2010.


Batik is an ancient textile art that requires the combination of agile hand skills and a creative mind.

In this exhibition, Behind The Brain, I explore themes of marriage, loss and terminal illness.

Through color, shape and pattern these works express the tears, pain, hurt, regret, love and strength of 17 years marriage that ended tragically when my husband died to cancer that spread to the brain in 2014.

Through contemporary batik paintings I’ve been learned the meaning of patience, perseverance, focus, endurance, vision and solitude.

It was not an easy decision to show my artworks publicly, as it reveals my hidden personal life. I had no choice to escape from my marriage.

I purposely NOT to share photos of my artworks as I plan to have more exhibitions for Behind The Brain.**


Batik Workshop in Sunshine Coast

Last June (11-12/6) I involved with Batik Workshop in Cooroy Butter Factory Sunshine Coast. The workshop was held on the weekend and attended by 20 participants from around the coast. Thanks to Sunshine Coast Regional Council – Nina Shadforth as the Gallery Curator who was invited me.

Hartono, Nina Shadforth and I after batik workshop finished. Courtesy of hedabatik.

The atmosphere of batik workshop Group 2 in Cooroy Butter Factory Art Gallery ::Courtesy of hedabatik

Hartono, a batik artist from Sragen, Central Java who was invited to come to Sunshine Coast for a week led the workshop after share the knowledge of batik process for floor talk in Noosa Regional Gallery few days before.

One of batik workshop participants from Group 2 in Cooroy Butter Factory Art Gallery. ::Courtesy of hedabatik

Do colouring with 'colet' technique in Batik Workshop :: Courtesy of hedabatik

Batik workshop participants were doing dye technique. ::Courtesy of hedabatik

The workshop divided into two groups from waxing, colouring with brush (colet technique) and dyeing it. Each participant receives a complimentary canting and two batik projects.**

Look at their batik!! You can do it too!! ::Courtesy of hedabatik