King Street Gallery on William

‘Jumaadi: the unaccounted sea’ – Deakin University, 17 April – 14 June 2024

March 13, 2024

Jumaadi is an Indonesian/Australian artist who lives both in Sydney and Yogyakarta and works fluidly across painting, drawing, paper cuts, buffalo hide, performance, animation and installation. Jumaadi’s Indigenous Javanese heritage informs his practice, as well as his personal experiences and the colonial and political histories of his homeland.

Recent works and performances have addressed passages of water and those whose journeys depend on it. With a poetic sensibility and symbolism, Jumaadi weaves together personal iconographies of human and organic motifs exploring themes of place, conflict and belonging.

Exhibition Dates: 17 April – 14 June, 2024
Location: Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125

Image: Jumaadi, Joli-Jolan 2022 (detail), paper cut-outs, dimensions variable, installation view as part of The National 4, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney 2023, photo courtesy Silversalt Photography.