Discover Indonesia

Past Projects

Celebrating 70 years since the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Proklamasi), Discover Indonesia was the largest curated showcase of Indonesian arts within the UK.

In Glasgow, Cryptic presented a vibrant and diverse programme featuring the work of over 40 artists including visual artists, musicians, theatre performers, traditional dancers, filmmakers, writers and Indonesian cuisine. These events were in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), The Glue Factory, Glasgow School of Art (GSA), The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Saramago and Stravaigin.

“A dazzling taste of Asia with a vibrant feast of culture.” The Herald

Discover Indonesia was a pilot programme of New Pathways. Cryptic’s New Pathways aims to present exciting work from lesser known countries and regions in Scotland. The aim of this programme, and future New Pathways events, is to expand our horizons, inspire cross-cultural learning and strengthen intercultural dialogue.

Discover Indonesia was supported by Creative Scotland and was a partnership between Cryptic, Southbank Centre, London and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff presented in association with the British Council and supported by Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Culture and Education of the Republic of Indonesia, Aceh Province Board of Culture and Tourism, Indonesian Embassy for the UK and British Embassy for Indonesia.