Eko Nugroho embraces the interaction of natural elements against the NGV’s architecture to produce a contemporary spin on traditional Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. Nugroho explains the enchanting play between the cascading water of the NGV Waterwall, sunlight and his painted mural in performing shadow puppetry within the gallery.

Eko Nugroho is a member of the art community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Nugroho works across diverse media; creating paintings, murals and handmade comic books, contemporary updates of the tradition of shadow puppet theatre, and collaborations with local craftspeople to produce embroideries.

Creative VIC | The exhibition RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art: Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho was generously supported by the Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust.
Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.