04 March 2021 - 13 March 2021
Image: Natasha Hertanto

Image: Natasha Hertanto


04 March 2021 - 13 March 2021




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


Wheelchair access

Due to lockdown restrictions delaying installation of this exhibition, LEGENDA will now open on 4 March at SIGNAL.

The mural on boards outside SIGNAL will be on display 24/7 from 4 – 19 March.

An 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 while reinterpreting and challenging the moral messaging behind them.

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.

Co-creators: Clara Tandi and Karen Kartikahadi.

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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.

01–24 March