The Voyage of Trepanger
A young seafarer recounts his personal odysseys to unravel the enigmatic stories from the land stripped of primal-voices. The journeys takes him to different realms, places worldwide and ultimately lead him back to his place of origin.
Inspired by the Sulawesi’s genesis; I La Galigo, the story of Hendrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and the history of the sailors that connected between Australia and Indonesia through sea-cucumber trading in 17th century, Abdi reveals his personal journeys, to get connected with his past, present and imagine his future.
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
Abdi Karya is a multi-disciplinary artist and cultural programmer from Makassar-South Sulawesi, Indonesia. His performing art and installation works exploring the domestic themes such as identity, biography, family and social-political issues. He have been presented his works at interdisciplinary platforms at the Watermill Center-New York, International Theatre Festival in Colombo-Sri Lanka, Singapore Writers Festival, Makassar International Writers Festival, Jakarta Biennale, Jogja Biennale, ARTJOG, Undisclosed Territory Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, Wallacea Week, Nairobi Summit ICPD25-Kenya, Cemeti Art House-Jogja, The Rising Festival Melbourne and Indonesian Dance Festival. He worked with Yolŋu people in Northern Territory-Australia since 2015 to reconnect the shared history and culture between Macassan and First Nations People and managed to produce and co-curate the BUDJUNG:Yolŋu-Macassan Pots exhibition in 2017 and Yolŋu-Macassan Project at the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial-QAGOMA, Brisbane.
Brown's Mart Theatre
Ticket price $15.00 - $20.00
RestrictionsContains themes of death & grief This show is suitable for teenagers however they require adult supervision
• Licensed Venue
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Offer gender neutral toilets
• Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked
• Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly
• Accessible by public transport
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance
• Signage is clear, large and easy to read
• Assistance dogs welcome
• Seating options are available in all spaces
• Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc)