About Brahma Tirta Sari

Crossing both visible and invisible boundaries of nationality-ethnic background, the traditional-the contemporary, art-craft Agus Ismoyo (Indonesian) and Nia Fliam (American) have been working collaboratively to produce contemporary textiles in their fine art batik studio, Brahma Tirta Sari in Yogyakarta, Indonesia since 1985. Brahma Tirta Sari (BTS), which means ‘creativity is the source of all knowledge’, was founded on the belief that there are many relevant traditions rooted in cultures throughout the world which are important resources in the creation of contemporary art.


In order for the interns to have a background regarding batik, they will be invited to batik and participate in a weekly creative process workshop which teaches the ancient creative process ‘Tribawana’ taught through the medium of batik.


  • CV
  • Recent Artworks Portfolio

Internship Duties

Interns would work in the area of the Brahma Tirta Sari’s wearable art collection, with the brand of Red Lotus as described below.

For those who are majoring in:

Fashion/Textile Design or the equivalent:

  • Help design one of a kind batik jewellery or wearable art clothing


  • Help in the current development of the new website

Photography or the equivalent:

  • Help in the making of short documentary films about activities related to Brahma Tirta Sari
  • Product documentation
  • Organisation of photo albums

Work Hours

Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm

Office Hours

Casual (e.g. Polo/t-shirt, jeans, cargo shorts, sports shoes or sandals)


Brahma Tirta Sari Studio
Ds. Tegal Cerme KDV RT/RW 08/14
Banguntapan, Yogyakarta 55197

Social Media

Instagram: @brahmatirtasari

Student Profiles

Chidiebube Uba was a participant in the 2019 Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum from Western Sydney University.

Chidiebube is studying a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Media Arts Production and Journalism.

She received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to support her participation in this program. Read more here.

Gemma Geyer was a participant in the 2018 Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum from the University of New South Wales.

Gemma is studying a Bachelor of Design (Honors) majoring in Textiles and Spatial Design.

She received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to support her participation in this program. Read more here.