Following a tour of three cities, the 1O1 Travel Sketch has arrived in Jakarta. On 3 and 4 November, over 300 sketch artists are expected to participate in the fun urban sketching experience and create a unique way to promote the city’s landmarks.

Titled “Sketching Unites Us”, the Jakarta edition of 1O1 Travel Sketch is set to explore a few heritage sites in Central Jakarta. Photo courtesy of 101 Travel Sketch/NOW!JAKARTA

Panorama Group, through PHM Hospitality, partnered with a number of sketch artist communities including Sketchwalker Indonesia, Indonesia Sketcher, KamiSketsa. With the support of the National Gallery (Galnas), they gathered artists focusing on urban travel, architecture, food and human interest stories.

Titled “Sketching Unites Us”, the Jakarta edition is set to explore a few heritage sites in Central Jakarta such as West Irian Liberation Monument, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, Jakarta City Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Gallery. Children and families are also invited to join the ‘Sketching for Kids’ event at National Gallery on Sunday, 4 November.

On the first day, one can participate in a number of sketching workshops led by industry experts. These include basics of urban sketching, architecture and night sketching, as well as special sketching class with mice cartoons and human interest sketching with Don Low.

Participants can also participate in a discussion on sketch culture which unites the urban community with Mice Cartoon, Kustanto from National Gallery, Donald Saluling, Agustinus MP, and Ben Rahardian.

“We see that sketching is a unique medium. It will be interesting if we could draw or sketch interesting objects. This Travel Sketch is one of the way to introduce points of interest in Indonesia to both domestic and foreign tourists,” said AB Sadewa, Vice President of Brand and Communication of Panorama Group.

Architect and urban sketcher, Artyan Trihandono encourages sketchwalkers to post their sketch on social media as part of efforts to promote city tourism.

Sketching urban landmarks in Jakarta

“The event is not a competition as people is encouraged to have fun through sketching. Sketching is about a culture of self-expression which could bring a strong sense of pride among the urban community by exploring the city in a different way,” said Tri Handono who also partnered with 1O1 Travel Sketch.

Similar to prior Travel Sketch events, the sketches will be auctioned, with proceeds going to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi.

For those interested in joining 1O1 Travel Sketch, register before 1 November at

Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.