05 March 2021
Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya

Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya


05 March 2021

Friday, 5pm (AEST)




Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 4pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally going to take place on 19 February but
has now been rescheduled to take place on 5 March, 6pm.

LEGENDA is exciting new work from SIGNAL’s Young Creatives.  Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya’s LEGENDA (a word that roughly translates as ‘folklore’ or ‘legend’ in Bahasa Indonesia) is a photo essay that portrays Indonesian mythologies. Hear Komang performing tracks from her EP, Dewi, eat traditional Indonesian snacks and see the exhibition inside and out.

Incorporating photography with textiles and murals, LEGENDA interrogates the role of oral stories—how they become woven into national identities, sit in the gaps between generational perspectives, and invite alternative narratives to engage with compassion and curiosity. The series follows mythical characters from four popular Indonesian folklore in Melbourne settings, interrogating the inherently ‘Indonesian values’ individual Indonesians sometimes carry despite geographic relocation.

Artists: Komang Rosie Clynes performing with work by Natasha Hertanto and Helena Wijaya. Co-creators: Clara Tandi and Karen Kartikahadi.

Presented in partnership with Photo 2021

Free, bookings not required

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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