The Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar left for Perth, Western Australia, in conjunction with the event entitled Goodwill Art 2012. Aside from making performance and workshop, the event taking place for 10 days would also be filled with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Edith Cowan University (ECU).
“We would like to thank for the ECU because it has entrusted the ISI Denpasar as cooperation partner in education. We do hope this relationship will continue,” said the Rector of the ISI Denpasar, Prof. I Wayan Rai S.
The collaboration, explained Prof. Rai, was the continuity of meeting with Prof. Helen Bonavita, one of the deans at the ECU who had come to the campus of ISI Denpasar. During the visit, she discussed the cooperation in the study program which had a curriculum proximity to the ECU. Previously, the ISI Denpasar had signed MoU with the University of Western Australia (UWA).
Meanwhile, Chancellor of the ECU, Prof. Kerry O. Cox, welcomed the cooperation and hoped to realize the points of agreement such as seminars, workshops, student and faculty exchange, joint research, collaborative art and other activities.
During the event in Perth, the team of ISI Denpasar organized an exhibition entitled Fine Art and Textile. It showcased some paintings of the students of the ISI Denpasar and Balinese fabrics ranging from the traditional to contemporary style as presentation of the Fashion Design Program Study of the ISI Denpasar. In the ECU campus tour, the ISI Denpasar team could see many things as well as learn and explore things that could be developed in realizing the ISI Denpasar as a world class university. (BTN/015)