Santy Saptari Art Consulting provides a comprehensive range of services including bespoke art advisory, acquisition, exhibitions, and education. Based in Melbourne, Australia, but working within the broader Asian context, we forge connections within the Asia Pacific region by facilitating the discourse and exchange of art through our curatorial efforts.
We believe that a collection tells the honest story of the collector’s journey, whether it be the private individual or the corporate institution. With expertise in Southeast Asian contemporary art and beyond, and access to a wealth of information on the Asian and International art market, we are well equipped to advise you at every step of the way.
Passion. Expertise. Experience.
Santy Saptari established Santy Saptari Art Consulting in 2017, with the aim to help clients in their collecting journeys. Formally trained in art and museological studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Reinwardt Academy, the Netherlands, Santy offers her clients her extensive experience and professional connections in the art market across Europe and Asia. Her clients consult her on art and artists from the Asia Pacific region and beyond, from modern masters to emerging artists, as they build collections that reflect their personal and intellectual interests of the time. Her advice is grounded in the market intelligence gained from her international travels to major art fairs and events around the world, as she keeps tabs on the careers of both emerging and established artists while looking out for the latest trends and information in the international art circuit.
Whether a new collector acquiring their first work or an experienced collector looking to expand their collection, one can tap on Santy’s depth of knowledge and years of experience in the artworld. Above all trends, we are committed to helping you tell the story of your journey.
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Monash University Indonesia
Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City
In collaboration with Monash University Indonesia and Monash University Museum of Art, Santy Saptari Art Consulting is proud to commission seven new artworks for Monash University Indonesia's new post-graduate campus in Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City, southwestern of Jakarta. Situated in Green Office 9, a Platinum-Green Certified and sustainable building, Monash University is Indonesia’s first foreign-owned university with an in-country campus.
Commissioned artworks provide a glimpse of Indonesia’s history, traditions, and recent pandemic situation through photography, painting, drawing, and sculptural relief as its medium. Participating artists are Arum Dayu, Andy Dewantoro, Arwin Hidayat, Maharani Mancanagara, Patriot Mukmin, Prabu Perdana, and Citra Sasmita.
Mukti Negeriku (My Glorious Country!)
Exhibition and Book
Tumurun Private Museum
Mukti Negeriku examines the importance of S. Sudjojono and his contribution to building modern Indonesian art, through one of his masterpieces, The Battle of Sultan Agung and Jan Pieterszoon Coen. This exhibition features a reproduction of the painting and dozens of sketches that Sudjojono had produced in preparation for the making of the painting. Santy Saptari is also proud to announce her collaboration with Tumurun Museum and S.Sudjojono Center in the creation of “Sultan Agung dalam Goresan S. Sudjojono" book.
So Close Yet So Far
27 February - 20 March 2021
A series of conversations about Indonesia-Australia relations in visual arts
Separated only by the sea, Indonesia and Australia have lived as neighbouring countries for hundreds of years. Despite the geographical proximity, how much do we actually know about each other - especially in the context of visual arts?
Santy Saptari Art Consulting and Asialink Arts are proud to be working together in organizing a series of online conversations with key players in the industry from both countries. The series aims to create cross-sectoral knowledge sharing while addressing issues encompassing the Indonesia-Australia relations within the world of visual arts.
Menuju 2021 UOB Painting of the Year
6 February - 5 April 2021
Virtual exhibition and monthly webinar talks
To open the year, We are happy to announce that we will be supporting UOB Indonesia to organize a virtual exhibition and a series of monthly webinars: Melukis Asa, Menuju 2021 UOB Painting of the Year. The events will take place from February until April 2021, launched with a virtual exhibition showcasing 30 artworks by 30 Indonesian finalists and winners.
Tomorrow is Tomorrow
Future cares have future cures,
And we must mind today
8 July - 12 August 2020
I am happy to announce my next art project,"Tomorrow is Tomorrow", a virtual exhibition where I will be working closely with 6 artists from Indonesia, Singapore and Melbourne. Participating artists are Ezzam Rahman (Singapore), Maria Indriasari (Indonesia), Meliantha Muliawan (Indonesia), Nabilah Nordin (Australia), Ruth Marbun (Indonesia) and Yaya Sung (Indonesia).
Savanhdary Vongpoothorn at S.E.A Focus Singapore
24 - 27 Jan 2019
Block 9, Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore, 108937
Niagara Galleries Melbourne, in association with Santy Saptari Art Consulting and John Cruthers present works by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn at the inaugural edition of S.E.A Focus Singapore.
Born in Laos in 1971, Savanhdary came to Australia in 1979. Inspired by the Australian landscape, Lao traditional textiles, Indian miniatures and, in recent work, Japanese Buddhism, Savanhdary’s work illustrates a subtle and complex interweaving of visual form and cultural signification, representing stories of experience, memory and identity. She uses several novel techniques, the most notable being perforation, where the canvas support is pierced from behind with a soldering iron to form a raised grid pattern across the paint surface.
6 - 14 Dec 2018
Space 28 VCA Performing Arts
30 Dodds St, Southbank, VIC 3006
In collaboration with Project 11 and curated by Santy Saptari, #Perempuan (or woman), is a group exhibition featuring works by emerging Indonesian artists that explore current issues that affecting women in Indonesia, including their visibility in public and sociocultural role. Artists include: Arum Dayu, Erwin Windu Pranata, Meliantha Muliawan, Octora, Patricia Untario, Puri Fidhini & Etza Meisyara, Ruth Marbun, Tandia Bambang Permadi and Yaya Sung.
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