HomeBlogs Jogya Gallery Jogya Gallery is an art gallery that shows the work of Yogyakarta
artists who has made an impact in the art field from the 1970s. The
gallery is located on Jl.Pekapalan No. 7, North Square Yogyakarta. The
building is housed in an ex-cinema building that was built by the
Netherlands in 1929. Presently, the land belongs to Kraton.
Gallery was launched on September 19 2006 just after the fierce
earthquake that hit Yogyakarta. PT. Jogja Tamtama Budaya was the company
that established the gallery. Having a typical Javanese design for its
architecture, the gallery’s main purpose is to promote the rich cultural
arts that Yogyakarta possesses both nationally and internationally. Not
only does it promote some of the best arts from Yogyakarta artist, it
also concerns on the preservation of these priceless culture and
artworks for generations to come.
Jogja Gallery views artworks
from artists such as Widayat, Fadjar Sidik and Aming Prayitno who was
known for their work in the 1970s, Edhi Soenarso, the first sculptor to
make monumental works in the gallery, and Putu Sutawijaya who is a
famous contemporary artist who studied for many years in Yogyakarta.
From the start of its establishment, Jogja Gallery has been hosting
exhibitions regularly. Until today, it continues to display the works of
young Javanese artists who are on the verge of making a breakthrough in
the art world.