Exhibition 3: Gamelan Digul

Professor Kartomi and her husband, Mas Kartomi, have spent thirty years researching the Gamelan Digul. These photographs show them in the Music Department of Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with instruments of this priceless orchestra. Mas Kartomi has been a leader within the expatriate Indonesian community in Victoria for many years. A keen photographer, his photographs of the last performance on the Gamelan Digul and of Professor Kartomi at the grave of Pontjopangrawit, the Gamelan creator, are shown here. Professor Kartomi’s book is shown displayed in the Music Department. There are also several photographs of some posters used at the launch of the English version of the book in Melbourne. This display shows photographs of the Gamelan Digul as it is now stored in the Music Department.

Professor Margaret and Mas Kartomi
Professor Kartomi’s book
The instruments of the Gamelan Digul

 
Professor Margaret and Mas Kartomi
 


Professor Margaret
Kartomi with her book
and instruments from
the Gamelan Digul.


Mas Kartomi


Photo of The Kartomis
at the gravesite of Pontjopangrawit,
creator of the Gamelan
Digul musical
instruments.


Photo of The Kartomis
playing Gamelan Digul.

Professor Kartomi’s book
 


Professor Margaret
Kartomi’s book.

The instruments of the Gamelan Digul
 


Photo of a poster
display of Gamelan Digul instruments in formal performance positions.


Display of a photo of Pontjopangrawit,
the creator of
Gamelan Digul.


Instruments from the
Gamelan Digul.


Display sign and
instruments from
the Gamelan Digul.


Instruments from the Gamelan Digul.


Instruments from the Gamelan Digul.


Instruments from the
Gamelan Digul.


Recycling kitchen items – Digul style!


Instruments from the Gamelan Digul.


View from underneath.


Instruments made
from everyday
kitchen items

 

 

 

 

 


Instruments from the Gamelan Digul.


Instruments from the Gamelan Digul.