ANIMATISM is an exchange of creative ideas and artistic action between Melbourne and East Timor.

ANIMATISM supports cultural exchange, festival and showcase opportunities for collaborations between Australian and East Timorese artists, led by East Timor’s free art school, Arte Moris and Melbourne based artists and creative producers.

The project develops spaces for intergenerational cultural exchange and dialogue around artistic resilience, peace and the creative articulation of a unified vision of contemporary East Timor.

The project advocates for creative ways to bring Australians and East Timorese together in partnership, deepening cross-cultural understanding across the Asia-Pacific region, developing new creative works for Australian and East Timorese audiences and broadening artistic networks between the two countries.

It is a project that builds knowledge in the region about life through art.

 

Key Achievements

Books published in Tetum and distributed in East TImor

Books published in Tetum and distributed in East TImor

13 Murals completed in East Timor, 2 in Melbourne

13 Murals completed in East Timor, 2 in Melbourne

Combining both East Timorese in Australia and the reverse

Combining both East Timorese in Australia and the reverse

Exhibitions hosted in Dili, East Timor

Exhibitions hosted in Dili, East Timor

 

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Project Partners

 

Explore the project

Click the links below to explore the creative outputs of the project so far

Exchange

Exchange

Music

Music

Art

Art

Dance & Performance

Dance & Performance