School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Ponimin. M. Hum

Born: 1965, Indonesia, East Java, Jombang

Ceramicist. Hum studied craft at Indonesia Art Institute, Yogyakarta. He creates elaborate sculptural works and masks, often incorporating elements of dance into his presentations. Steeped in Indonesian traditional culture, Hum is at the same time very aware of contemporary life worldwide – his works, rooted in his homeland traditions, are thoughtful and intelligent, as well as very lively.

Alongside his ceramic practice he is currently lecturer in the Fine Art Department of the State University of Malang. In Hum’s own words, “generally, my artwork centres on ideas and forms from Indonesian local culture, which I use symbolically.” He demonstrated at the International Ceramic Festival at Aberystwyth in 2011, where he also performed a ceremonial dance wearing one of his masks.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

C1683 Ceramics

[Ceremonial mask with grass hair] C1684 Ceramics