6 Recommended Art Galleries in Bandung
Must-Go Destinations for Art Lovers
Finding great art galleries in Bandung can be a little bit tricky. While the creative industry is getting popular, proper galleries with active programs or regular exhibitions are quite rare. Here we list some recommended art galleries in Bandung you should check out while in town!
1. NuArt Sculpture Park
The open air art gallery primarily exhibits the works of the sculptor Nyoman Nuarta. The sculptor grew up very closely to nature, so many of his works highlight the harmony between human, nature, and The Creator. Some of his notable pieces are “Arjuna Wijaya” Jakarta, “Jalesveva Jayamahe” in Surabaya, and “Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park” or “GWK” in Bali. At NuArt, the facilities are designed to nurture the development of Indonesian art, design & culture. For this propose, there are Museum & Gallery, Theater, Street Theater, Nyoman Nuarta’s Workshop, and Sculpture Park around the area. You can also get some food and drinks at the N-Café and Copper and Brass restaurant. To shop some crafts created by local artists, visit the Craft Boutique.
Jalan Setra Duta Raya No. L 6
Bandung, West Java
+62 22 2017812
2. Selasar Sunaryo Art Space
September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (SSAS). They are a non-profit organization that dedicates its space for art and visual culture in Indonesia. Besides the regular exhibition, SSAS also offers many programs, including music concert, theatre play, film screening, talks, and children activities. The ultimate concept of Selasar reflects the aim of the space to connect artworks with audiences and to bring different cultures together. Visitors can enter the gallery without having to pay an entrance fee. However, some art exhibitions may charge for tickets. For those who want to spend a longer time at Selasar Sunaryo can also visit Kopi Selasar to enjoy some Nusantara delicacies and local coffee.
Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur No.100
Bandung – 40198 West Java
(+62) 22 250 7939
3. Galeri Soemardja
Founded in 1974, Galeri Soemardja is one of the oldest art galleries in Bandung that are still operating. The Gallery is a part of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), acting as an educational complement to their educational activities. It continues to hold regular art exhibitions, featuring both renowned and fresh talents in Indonesia. The space supports visual art practices the most, including industrial design, architecture, craft, and photography.
Faculty of Art and Design – Bandung Institut of Technology
Jl. Ganesha 10, 40132 Bandung – Indonesia
Phone: +62 22 253 4242
4. Roemah Seni Sarasvati
Located in Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Roemah Seni Sarasvati (RSS) is one of the popular creative centers in Bandung. It has a mission to introduce a variety of arts and culture to the community. The building itself is quite unique because it was built in the 20s. In result, visitors will be able to enjoy the classic design of Dutch-China architecture in the colonial time. Here, artists can also spend the time to discuss ideas and join regular workshops. RSS is managed by Sarasvati Art Management.
Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.137, Karanganyar
Astanaanyar, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40241
5. Griya Puisi Tanpa Kata
“Griya Puisi Tanpa Kata” (The House of Poetry Without Words) is a culture house established in 2005, which primary collection is exceptional works from painting maestro, Srihadi Soedarsono. What’s more, it also stores a range of art pieces from across Asia. The collection is varied from painting, porcelains, wooden work to stone sculptures. Guest is welcomed to visit this museum and will be guided by staffs who will explain the history of every item. The private collection was built in 1985 and keep growing until now. Griya Puisi Tanpa Kata is part of Breeze art and boutique hotel.
6. Bandung Creative Space
Built with the support from the local government, Bandung Creative Hub is a platform for creative industries in the city. So in this place, young minds can meet and create new collaborations, or join workshops and other activities to broaden their knowledge. The space often holds events that open for public and free to attend. Follow their Instagram to get updated with latest news and events @bdg.creativehub
Jl. Laswi No.7
Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40271