Nandur Srawung is an annual art event organised by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. The main agenda of this event is its visual arts exhibition. The participating artists come from Yogyakarta and other cities, selected through an open call programme. This event was first organised in 2014 and went by the name Pameran Rupa Rupa Seni Rupa : Nandur Srawung. The main idea behind the event is to bring together a variety of forms and medium of expression in visual arts happening in Yogyakarta, starting from artists whose works are painting, sculpture, graphic, craft, design, to those who practise performance arts and new media. “Srawung” is derived from the Javanese language, which means ‘to socialise’ interpreted as the form of the meeting and interconnection across media and visual arts community.
One year later, the event’s name became Nandur Srawung and its theme changes every year. From 2018, this event shifted its direction and forms of activity. The interconnection between art expressions develops into an interconnection between visual arts with other social community and practice. The definition of “srawung” is then expanded and realised into other forms of activity than the exhibition, namely Srawung Moro and Srawung Temu. Srawung Moro is an art activity in the form of collaborative work between artist and the local community. Srawung Temu is an art residency activity that allows artists from the outsides of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) to do arts in an art space or with an art community in Yogyakarta. These two activities are the realisation of the interconnection of the art practice with communities, particularly the citizens in DIY and create a network with artists from outsides the region.
During the pandemic last year, Nandur Srawung was still held and designed by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta to be an international event. In 2020, Nandur Srawung combined online and offline activities. Besides the exhibition, in 2020, Nandur Srawung also held a few Webinars and Talkshow online.
This year, Nandur Srawung will still run with a new programme called 'Srawung Moro:Temu Kurator Muda'. This programme opens an opportunity for young adults interested in visual arts curation to participate in the curation process of the eighth Nandur Srawung in 2021.