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Siobhan Campbell is a PhD research student at the University of Sydney. The Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings is the major focus of her investigation into Balinese art. She is exploring how this collection of paintings was assembled during the course of ethnographic field study, the relationships between collector and source community, and how contemporary Balinese artists have continued to produce work in this tradition. This research is being undertaken as part of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project: 'Understanding Balinese Paintings: Collections, Narrative, Aesthetics and Society'.
Siobhan has had a long-term interest in the culture of Indonesia, beginning as a high school student in 1989 when she first began to study the Indonesian language. After completing an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies at the University of New South Wales, she worked as a translator and interpreter with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and as a Liaison Officer with the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney. She currently teaches in the Indonesian Studies program at the University of Sydney.
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