Project Tobong is a collaborative project led by Helen Marshall with Indonesian artist Risang Yuwono, and a series of photographic artworks. It revolves around the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining theatre troupes in Yogyakarta, Java.

Supported by Arts Council and British Council this website is part of the final presentation and archive of the three year long project from 2012-2016 with two exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool ( 16 May – 23 Aug. 2015 ) and at the Horniman Museum in London, UK ( Oct. 2015 – Feb. 2016 ).

The project brings a unique view of a vanishing art form and traditional community to a new audience, a unique combination for photographic arts and performance which bridges the gap between contemporary and traditional art practices.

Open Eye Gallery OPEN 1
16 May – 23 Aug. 2015

PKaraliusOpenEye-(6-of-40) Open Eye Gallery, with the support of the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, is proud to present a series of three annual exhibitions. Read more

Horniman Museum and Gardens
3rd Oct. 2015  – 10th Apr. 2016

An exhibition of Project Tobong is on display at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, on the South Hall Balcony.
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External link to Horniman Museum and Gardens

Ketoprak Tobong

Ketoprak Tobong