— Indo Art House
Indo Art House was created to encourage the preservation and continuation of the unique craft and art traditions in Indonesia. As an antidote to the increasing homogenization of cultures around the world, we seek to preserve the unique skills and craftsmanship involved in the incredibly wide array of Indonesian crafts; painting, batik, silverwork, puppets, kites, wood carving, stone statuary, jewelry, architecture, and much more.
By providing in-depth information about the stories behind the crafts, and details of how they are made, we hope collectors will gain a new level of insight and appreciation. In traditional crafts, unlike in modern art, the art or craft does not exist separately from the environment in which it was created. In order to understand and appreciate the art, you need to understand, at some level, the culture.
Welcome abroad to Indo Art House.
Expanding the interest in Balinese Culture and Arts through social media publication and artist appreciation.
Encouraging the artist and the new generation to grow their interest and talent to continue the local heritage.
Providing appropriate spaces and stages for the culture and arts through the artists to be more visible and appreciated.
Publishing the masterpiece by maximizing the use of technology as for reaching a higher and better audience.
INDONESIA – Project Manager
Adhi has a master’s degree in Art Research for Visual Communication. He joined Groom Ventures in early 2022 after successfully organizing various charity-related events for the Virginia Groom Foundation, a related entity. Previously he worked on a startup project and creative production as a freelancer.
INDONESIA – Public Relation
Sancita has a bachelor’s degree in economics and is pursuing a master’s degree in tourism and was previously head of public relations at a tech start-up. He has been involved in Virginia Groom Foundation programs since they began in mid-2022.
INDONESIA – Technical Support
Purnawan is experienced in web programming and graphic design editor. He is a technical support associate for Indo Art House.
Support from Groom Ventures
John F. Groom
VIRGINIA – Founder
John has been involved in digital technology since 1996 with the launch of the Positive Press website, which garnered wide publicity. In 1998 he became the 4th full time employee of AnnuityNet, the first company in the world to sell variable annuities online. The processing system developed by AnnuityNet is now used by every major insurance company in the US.
INDIA – Technical Lead
Prudhvi has been with Groom Ventures since 2019. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science & Applications and a Masters in Business. Previously, he was a Software Engineer at Sigma Info Solutions, Bangalore.
USA – Design Lead
Bryan has been with Groom Ventures since June 2020. During his time with Groom Ventures, he has been working on design, research, and testing for the development of Casa Command. Previously, he held the role of Lead Designer for three years at Rome Technologies, a management software developer. He has a bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.
We work together and obtain our mission by forming various programs.
Reach for local artists especially woodworkers, to contribute to a limited edition project with continuous progress.
Support young artists in Batuan Village by providing art supplies regularly as an effort for conserving Batuan style painting.
Conduct research and visits to places that have rare and unique arts to be preserved and provide promotional support.
Know a Great Artist or Craftsman?
If you know someone in Indonesia who is applying outstanding creative and technical skills to traditional arts and crafts, let us know about them. They might be male or female, young or old, from any part of Indonesia. We might be able to help them in some way, not least of which is simply showing appreciation for their work.