Rudy Ardianto

There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel

Broken things can be fixed or turned into something of better value: a torn painting stitched with gold string, a light installation forged from trash, an abandoned mannequin becomes the cradle of new hope.

Visual artist, creative director, graphic designer and illustrator Rudy Ardianto lives and works between Java and Sydney. Born in Indonesia, Rudy moved to Sydney in 1996, where he studied Graphic Design at Enmore Design Centre and began his long involvement with Sydney based artist run spaces and community arts projects.

Rudy moved back to his hometown of Salatiga in Central Java in 2006 and became a founding member and director of Komunitas TUK (‘Tanam Untuk Kehidupan’- Planting for Life), an environmentally focused artist community which ran a vibrant local environmental campaign through ART. Rudy worked as Creative Director of TUK’s annual Festival Mata Air (Festival of Water) for four years and during this time the festival grew to become an international platform for collaboration and exchange between a wide range of art communities, musicians, environmentalists and local residents. 

Rudy is a passionate campaigner for sustainable livelihoods, social change and community empowerment, infusing all his creative work with these principles.

Rudy is Grakkart

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