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A Report of “Light of Hope for Indonesia”


This is the biggest international poster exhibition within the last 16 years in Indonesia. It involved 66 designers from 17 countries: Indonesia, USA, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, The Netherlands, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Iran, Germany, UK, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong. And it has become more meaningful to all the designers involved, who had dedicated all their abilities in creating for Indonesia.

Due to all contributions to the committee, the “Light of Hope for Indonesia” International Poster Exhibition was accomplished successfully in several cities in Indonesia:

Jakarta, September 7-11, 2005 – Jakarta Convention Center
Yogyakarta, October 9-13, 2005 – Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
Bandung, October 19-22, 2005 – Campus Center, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Surabaya, November 18-24, 2005 – Universitas Kristen Petra Surabaya

Enormous enthusiasm is evident as recorded in the total of 40,000 attendance. The biggest number of visitors took place in Jakarta in conjunction with FGD Expo 2005, the largest graphic exhibition in Southeast Asia. There are many activities that the committee must carry on following the “Light of Hope for Indonesia” exhibition, such as the publication of the posters contributed by the designers so that it will be beneficial to Indonesia. Up to this day, we have received many positive responses, offers that the posters be exhibited again and requests that the posters be used in relevant social campaigns. The committee will try to facilitate this as the contributing designers have warranted it.

The “Light of Hope for Indonesia” International Poster Exhibition was also a valuable learning experience for the committee in organizing an international event. In the future, we hope that the good relationship and cooperation formed can be further developed in even larger events.

We gratefully thank the participating designers, to all sponsors and parties who have realized this exhibition.

Hastjarjo B. Wibowo
Head of Committee


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