Bill and George was a key space in the hosting of 2 Gang festivals 2006 and 2008 and fostered many friendships and collaborations. Cofounder and director Rebecca Conroy has spent many years living among Indonesian artists activists and friends of Widji's communities.
"Widji was and remains an important figure in my life, before he disappeared, and still to this day. I know very well how expensive medical treatment is in Indonesia, and have previously lost two friends in Jakarta from curable diseases simply because they couldn't afford the treatment." says Rebecca Conroy, co-founder of Bill and George and co-director of Gang Festival.
If you are able to donate (even $20 can do so much in Indonesia), Bill and George Artist Run Space (Pabrik Productions Inc.) can be the conduit for funds before transferring them to the Indonesian based bank account.
If you want to be part of a joint donation you can deposit into the Bill+George Account:
BSB: 06 2498
Please email bill and george (info at billandgeorge dot org) to let us know you have deposited: In ten days we will send an email to everyone who has responded with a receipt of the transfer so you know it has all gone ahead.
Wani and Fajar still very much need their mother.
Here is some writing that Rebecca did about Widji and his family when Gang Festival published an anthology of work 2 years ago called "Gang Re:publik" (www.gangfestival.com)
matur nuwun...(thank you)