Retrospective exhibition celebrates Indonesia & Australia cultural relations

The popularity of art has risen during the COVID19 pandemic. Not only is art providing practical and therapuetical benefits to isolated people due to the lockdown measures, art is also creating opportunities to foster positive international cultural and political relations. The ‘Artists’ Camp Retrospective’, an exhibition of artworks and photographs made during two unique intercultural … Continue reading Retrospective exhibition celebrates Indonesia & Australia cultural relations

Art in a time of crisis: Indonesian artist Lee Man Fong’s ‘Bali Life’ invites reflection

We are currently witnessing an escalation of human conflict, corruption, greed, neglect, war and global disasters. Art becomes increasingly vital in this era, when the apocalypse seems to be at our very doorstep. Art educates and inspires, and prompts our imagination to assess things and circumstances in a new and alternative light. Art can destroy barriers that divide people and … Continue reading Art in a time of crisis: Indonesian artist Lee Man Fong’s ‘Bali Life’ invites reflection

Larasati October 2019 auction report – Balinese art market analysis

The market for Balinese paintings, often labelled ‘traditional’, is a small niche sector in comparison to the broader Indonesian modern and contemporary art market. While Indonesian collectors dominate it there is an upward trend of foreign buyers entering the market that is currently showing signs of growth. In 2006 Larasati Auctioneers of Jakarta opened up … Continue reading Larasati October 2019 auction report – Balinese art market analysis

Gede Gunada: exciting artistic talent from east Bali

                                 2017 Painting by Gede Gunada Balinese contemporary artist Gede Gunada first came to my attention in 2012. He was among a group of four other local artists who participated in the Artists Camp in the Top End of Northern Territory (NT) of Australia during in the same year. The project’s … Continue reading Gede Gunada: exciting artistic talent from east Bali

Rare artworks go under the hammer in the July 2019 Larasati Bali auction

                       Head of Ayu Ketut –  Miguel Covarrubias, lithograph The most exciting selection of traditional, modern and contemporary art works for more than a year highlight the second Larasati Bali auction for 2019. Ninety-two items will be offered in the upcoming 20 July, Larasati Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction to be held at the … Continue reading Rare artworks go under the hammer in the July 2019 Larasati Bali auction

Balinese art patronage – now & then

                                          Balinese Kamasan Painiting Balinese painting has a rich and unique history dating back over 400 years. Originally the work of artisans from the East Javanese Majapahit Empire (13-16th Century), this special narrative style of painting expanded into Bali in 1343 when the Majapahit conquered Bali, introducing the Hindu culture, and institutions. The collapse of … Continue reading Balinese art patronage – now & then

Bruce Carpenter: presenting Indonesian art & culture to the world

                                                          Bruce Carpenter A lust for life and adventure, along with a generous dose of savvy have propelled New York City born and bred Bruce W. Carpenter around the planet. The son of a young American soldier who returned from WWII with an upper class English bride, Carpenter found himself torn between the idealism and … Continue reading Bruce Carpenter: presenting Indonesian art & culture to the world

Balinese art of Pengosekan Village

                             Birds of Lod Tunduh, 2010  – Ketut Rudi Balinese traditional art is the art of story telling. Its ancient narratives bring to life tales from the sacred Hindu and Buddhist texts, old Balinese and Javanese folklore, and accounts of daily life. Its purpose is to promote harmony within the community via examples of proper … Continue reading Balinese art of Pengosekan Village

Bali Artists’ Camp 2016 Exhibition

                Badak Taman Ujung Karangasem – Made Budhiana Impressions of some of Bali’s most important archeological sites, the 11th century Gunung Kawi temple in Tampaksiring, and the stone reliefs at Yeh Pulu in Bedulu, along with dramatic landscapes depictions from remote East Bali, went on display at the Bali Artists’ Camp 2016 Exhibition. Open from … Continue reading Bali Artists’ Camp 2016 Exhibition

Swedish Artist Richard Winkler at Home in Bali

                             Richard Winkler at work in his Sanur studio Swedish artist Richard Winkler’s creative development charts a course that isn’t unlike others who have settled in Bali. He has, however succeeded in doing what few foreign artists in Indonesia can do.  Art lovers and collectors quickly recognized Winkler’s talent and he created a niche within … Continue reading Swedish Artist Richard Winkler at Home in Bali