This post marks the start of my residency programme at Studio Grafis Minggiran based in Yogyakarta.
Studio Grafis Minggiran is a community as well as a workshop studio with mentors that specialize in
Alugraphy and Intaglio techniques. Initiated in the year 2001 by a group of graphic art students from Indonesia Institute of art (ISI) Yogyakarta, Studio Grafis Minggiran became a workshop and a creative work place which can be accessed by interested art practitioners.
At Grafis Minggiran, I would be learning how to do two techniques from my mentors - Alugraphy and Etching.
Tape and Rully gave me the liberty to choose which technique I would like to start my journey with.
I placed etching before alugraphy because I have always wanted to learn etching and it is also the main reason why I applied for this residency. To learn alugraphy would be a bonus, and it seems from speaking to my mentors that alugraphy would be faster to pick up. With that, we worked out a schedule for 7 days.
Actually, what fascinated me most was the space, with its window grills and quirky assemblage in the kitchen.
You should know that I am not a fan of crowds.
The arrangement with the studio is such that am living a stone's throw away from the studio.
To close this entry, here's a photo of where I will spend most of my mornings and nights reflecting and doodling in my journal.
I can't wait for tomorrow to come.