Klungkung and Its Craftsmen: The Influence of an Empire

Wedged between the more popular Gianyar and Karangasem regencies, Bali’s smallest regency has long been just a thoroughfare for travellers, many simply passing through without knowing the treasures to be found here. This is Klungkung, whose size and status today do not do this regency’s history justice. Klungkung was in fact the heart of Bali’s

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Jean-Philippe Haure’s Quest for Beauty

A timeless artwork radiates undeniable excellence, along with a mysterious potency. It has a unique freshness embodied within it that is enduring, and it remains as vibrant as the day it was made. Such works are the design of genius; equal parts of the extraordinary – skill infused with distinct ideas. They are the result

Satya Cipta – the Rise of a Unique Female Balinese Talent

A beautiful, naked woman with long flowing hair sits legs raised, feet positioned above her head. In her left hand she is holding a red lotus flower covering her groin. “Fragrance” an intimate, yet daring sketch by Balinese artist Satya Cipta ‘speaks’ of the feminine physical, and worldly splendour, and according to the artist, a

‘Patience is Earth’ Art Exhibition

Sudakara ArtSpace at Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur, in collaborations with Kertas Padi, presents “Patience is Earth, a rice paper exhibition that features the finest artworks painted with a high-level painting technique using rice paper. Held from 19 December 2018 through 6 December 2019, the exhibition showcases the acculturation of Chinese and Balinese’s arts and

The Third Paradise Michelangelo Pistoletto 2018 Kayu Photo by Cyril

The Great Archipelago Exhibition

In ‘Kayu’, one of the beautiful, wooden joglo buildings of the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Mas Village, Ubud, an incredibly eclectic set of art installations are on display. The Great Archipelago Exhibition features 11 tables, all of which have been designed and produced by 12 international artists: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Arahmaiani, Dora

Empowering Bali’s Women Artists: Futuwonder

During the year a small, yet enthusiastic gathering of volunteers set out to make a very significant contribution to Balinese art. “Puan Empu Seni: Edit-a-thon”, was conducted on the 7th of July in Bali within a fun and learning environment at Rumah Sanur-Creative Hub. It was a part of a national drive to increase the amount

DenPasar2018 Art + Design: An Exhibition and Movement

During the month of October a unique program of activities was presented by CushCush Gallery (CCG) in Denpasar highlighting the on-going transformation of the city into a modern creative hub that is evolving side-by-side with its cultural and historical icons. Opening on the 5th of October DenPasar2018 Art+Design – An Exhibition & Movement headlined the program

Apasajah Jewellery : Made from “Whatever”

A new. exciting jewellery line has just recently been launched, inspired and created by the young and young at heart.   Called Apasajah, loosely translated to “whatever”, simply because it’s ‘whatever’ we feel like doing, feel like wearing, without rules and without care, the designers of the jewellery brand are having fun with their new

The Arts of Malang

The east Java town of Malang is soaked in history and surrounded by nature. With that being said, for this issue’s Archipelago Diaries, NOW! Bali’s Alistair Speirs indulged himself in a Malang establishment, where arts take centerstage.  Imagine a hotel whose purpose is to preserve and glorify art. Imagine a hotel where every room is

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