“Locked down” on the Paradise island Bali?

When the Visa-on-Arrival into Bali was suspended 20 March at Denpasar airport, this confirmed how serious the Indonesian authorities considered the threat of Covid19 to health and safety of the island’s inhabitants. Seemingly, after weeks of speculation, they took severe measures which have destroyed the tourism economy and impacted on the Balinese, Indonesian and expatriate … Continue reading “Locked down” on the Paradise island Bali?

Images of Bali fuse with Old Masters paintings to create landmark pictorials

                              After the Harvest, 2019 – Joel Singer   “I approach every magical day here in Bali with gratitude and wonder. Gratitude for having the joyful privilege of living on the gorgeous rice fields north of Ubud,” says Canadian avant-garde filmmaker and photographer Joel Singer who first visited Bali in 1979 and has lived here … Continue reading Images of Bali fuse with Old Masters paintings to create landmark pictorials

Genevieve Couteau: the French female virtuoso that Bali art historians failed to cite

                                 Painting by Genevieve Couteau   Volumes have been written about the foreign artists who have visited, lived and worked on the island of Bali during the first half of the 20th century. Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet and Theo Meier are celebrated icons, while Hofker, Covarrubias and La Mayeur are all praised for their special … Continue reading Genevieve Couteau: the French female virtuoso that Bali art historians failed to cite

Made Djirna – soul mining

                     Installation by Made Djirna at his Ubud studio, 2017 Exploring Balinese artist Made Djirna’s cavernous studio conjures up notions of a journey into a mysterious inner sanctum that is vibrant and fascinating, yet is equally as powerful and confronting. A collector of all manner of cultural artifacts, naturally formed shapes and unusual objects, which … Continue reading Made Djirna – soul mining