When Balinese Artistry In Precious Metals Meets Western Design

March 27, 2013
Category : Art

Actually, we lie a little here…..

The so-called “Western designers” of these magnificent pieces comprised an Indian woman from Kenya (Uma) and her partner, an American who had already been based here for several years (Shunyata), before they met.

Oh, to go to Palembang! A Small Catalogue of Crafts from One of the Oldest Cities in Modern-Day Indonesia.

February 24, 2013
Category : Antiques

Just saying the name evokes an image of an exotic place and Palembang certainly reflects all the exoticism of South-East Asia’s rich history. From the 7th Century A.D., Palembang, in South Sumatra, has been in existence as a major trade & cultural centre for the archipelago that we now know as Indonesia.

Komang’s Dream Girl – One Balinese Artist’s Personal Interpretation of Balinese Beauty

January 26, 2013
Category : Art

We have so many artists in Bali, it’s often very easy to overlook someone’s work because of all the “clutter”.

Whilst not a well-known artist, Komang Rianta’s paintings offer something a little different and, given his lack of professional training, where he lives and his very simple personal life, it’s truly remarkable that he can “speak” through paint in such an individual way.

Bali’s Best Cartoonists Make Their Point – With Humour, of course.

January 7, 2013
Category : Art

This past week, the Art Centre in Denpasar held a exhibition and workshop featuring the works of Bali’s 5 most influential cartoonists.

Looking at Bali’s current lifestyle and challenges with humour (and sometimes sorrow), the individual cartoons also spoke volumes on several important topics facing Bali in the near future – overwhelming development, the disturbing increase in HIV infections and how to balance the old with the new.