Australian Embassy

Bandung Artist Wins Embassy Digital Arts Competition

Media Release

7 August 2017

Bandung-based artist Sandy Solihin has been awarded the Australian Embassy’s ModCon Digital Arts Competition prize for 2017 at a ceremony at Pop Con Asia in Jakarta.

Mr Solihin, a freelance illustrator and artist, has won a professional development trip to Australia for his entry Crocoppuccino Party.

In partnership with Pop Con Asia, this year ModCon entrants were asked to submit a digital artwork that depicts something that is #AussieBanget. Mr Solihin’s playful entry combines Australia’s unique wildlife with our coffee culture.

The ModCon winner was determined by public voting on the Australian Embassy’s Instagram account @KedubesAustralia. Over 20,000 votes, or “likes”, were cast for the ten shortlisted artists.  

The shortlisted artists also had the chance to seek career tips and get feedback on their work from two visiting Australian digital arts professionals – illustrator and concept artist Charles Santoso and Simon Allen who were in Jakarta as guests of the Embassy.

See the shortlisted entries on Instagram @KedubesAustralia

More coffee tips on Twitter @DubesAustralia and #DubesNgopi

Images available here

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