Australian Embassy

ModCon Offers Creative Platform for Indonesians and Australians

Media Release

4 August 2017

Indonesian-born illustrator and concept artist Charles Santoso will share his expertise with Indonesian students and emerging artists in Jakarta this week and participate in the ModCon Digital Arts Competition.

In partnership with Pop Con Asia, ModCon entrants have been asked to submit a digital artwork that depicts something that is #AussieBanget. The top ten shortlisted entrants are in the running to win a professional development trip to Australia.

Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia, Bradley Armstrong said the Embassy is proud to support ModCon as a creative platform for Australian and Indonesian students and emerging artists.

“With Indonesia’s remarkable creative talent and Australian expertise and technology, there are significant opportunities for both countries to collaborate and learn from one another,” Dr Armstrong said.

Charles Santoso is one of the many talented Indonesian students who honed their skills by studying in Australia. Graduating from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, he went on to build his career at Animal Logic, an Australian animation studio, where he worked on a number of box office hits including the Lego Movies and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. More recently, he has illustrated a number of children’s books.

The Australian Embassy has also invited Simon Allen, a successful Australian animator and lecturer at Murdoch University in Perth, who has worked on award-winning films Happy Feet, Up and Toy Story 3.

Santoso and Allen will share their experience and knowledge with young Indonesian artists through master classes, talk shows and other activities at Pop Con Asia.

Public voting for ModCon 2017 via @kedubesaustralia on Instagram closes on Sunday 6 August at 15.00 WIB. The winner will be announced that evening at Pop Con Asia.

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