17 October 2016
The first ModCon Australian Embassy digital art prize has been awarded to Hasanuddin University student Anisa Shabrina Yunus at a special Jakarta 32ºC Festival event at Gudang Sarinah in Jakarta.
Ms Yunus has won a trip to Australia for her entry The Current Face of Indonesia. Alannah Scorer from Western Sydney University is the Australian winner for her work Anti Socialite. Both will undertake professional development opportunities in each other’s countries where they will meet professional artists, participate in workshops and have their artwork shown in galleries.
The ModCon winners were determined by public voting on the Australian Embassy’s Instagram account (@KedubesAustralia). Almost 6000 votes, or “likes”, were cast for the ten shortlisted artists.
Deputy Ambassador Dr Justin Lee said: “ModCon is the first Australia-Indonesia art competition where the winners were decided via social media, which allowed the public to directly participate.”
“We’ve been very impressed by the quality and diversity of the entries we received, which show that both countries are producing world-class artistic talent,” Dr Lee said.
Jakarta 32ºC Director Andang Kelana said: “We are very happy to have ModCon as a part of our program, which has proven to be an innovative way to connect young creatives through social media and a great vehicle to uncover emerging Indonesian and Australian artists.”
See the shortlisted entries at http://indonesia.embassy.gov.au/jakt/ModCon2016.html or on Instagram @KedubesAustralia
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