Overview of the Bali art infrastructure 2019

Overshadowed by the creative hubs of Java, Bandung, Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Bali is often disregarded by international art lovers and this may be due to the tourism-led commodification of art and culture.  However, in the past six years, there has been significant development in the fascinating and distinct Bali art infrastructure. Bali was not immune … Continue reading Overview of the Bali art infrastructure 2019

New guidebook highlights artistic & design events in Bali throughout October – December 2019

The first Bali Art+Design Guide X Bali Arts Road, a pocket guidebook that charts a plethora of events around the island, ranging over three months beginning in October, until the end of December 2019.   The Balinese Pawukon calendar is not used to measure time; it encompasses smaller cycles within larger ones. Its purpose is … Continue reading New guidebook highlights artistic & design events in Bali throughout October – December 2019

Kulidan Kitchen Space: building community through creativity, education, activism & food

The volunteer art teacher at Kulidan Kitchen Space, Ni Nengah Mega Risna Dewi with local children and the outcome of one the regular art workshops.   One of the most satisfying phenomenon’s of Bali’s recent modern development has been the birth of an array of art and creative, multi-purpose spaces that serve as platforms for … Continue reading Kulidan Kitchen Space: building community through creativity, education, activism & food

Recognizing extraordinary Balinese artistic talent: the 2018 TiTian Prize

                                       Beginning and End – Ketut Suwidiarta   The Bali art infrastructure is undergoing important transformation. This renewal is a timely, yet long and unique process. The intended outcome, however, will be a sustainable art eco system on the island with the benefactors being new buyers, seasoned collectors, art lovers, the curious, and of course … Continue reading Recognizing extraordinary Balinese artistic talent: the 2018 TiTian Prize

the SELFIE PROJECT – Kenyut’s artisitic exploration into popular culture

                              A participant in the Selfie Project We are living in the era of pop culture selfie mania. Technology and smartphones have democratized visual self expression, with social media and imaging apps allowing us to constantly ‘curate’ our digital presence, enhancing our obsession with our perfect self. The Century of The Self, the landmark 2002 … Continue reading the SELFIE PROJECT – Kenyut’s artisitic exploration into popular culture

Drawing Future: Charcoal for Children 2016/17 Charity Exhibition

Cush Cush Gallery of Denpasar announced its arrival onto the Bali art scene in July 2016 with Crucible, the gallery’s collaborative exhibition with Australian designer, educator and academic Ross McLeod. Exploring ideas of alchemical synthesis, association of natural process, and craftsmanship, McLeod’s sculptural objects were enhanced by Cush Cush Gallery’s savvy presentation – the impact … Continue reading Drawing Future: Charcoal for Children 2016/17 Charity Exhibition