The endless exploration of art and design is one of the main reason people get attracted to Bali. In this small island, artists from all over the world come and interpreted their own vision of Bali into paintings and design works. Collaborations become unavoidable, and thus art in Bali flourish. Here are 6 must visit gallery in Bali where you can enjoy some creativity:
1. Cush Cush Gallery
Located hidden in the Denpasar downtown area, Cush Cush Gallery is a modern platform for creative collaborations in contemporary art and design. You may find many different kinds of multidisciplinary arts which shown through intersections of materials and techniques. The gallery has a main gallery space with three smaller studios where a variety of creative programs are held. To get the best experience, you may want to check their events and programs before visiting.
2. Cata Odata
A house located in Ubud, Cata Odata is more than your regular art space. It is a home for many artists who eager to explore their uniqueness and collaborate with other creative minds. There are many ongoing creative programs that are great for art practitioners. However, at the same time, Cata Odata also offers a wonderful experience for visitors through many splendid showcases, performances, and public events.
3. Bali Heart Lab at Seminyak Village
Crazy and fun are the two words perfectly explained Bali Heart Lab. Through a fresh approach to art, the gallery has gained much curiosity from visitors. At this little wonderland, you can find colorful pugs, cowboy Ahok sculpture, Yoda Bruce Lee, men and women with rabbit head paintings, cardboard robots, and many more imagination spill. Many of the artworks are for sale, so who knows what you are going home with!
4. TONYRAKA Art Gallery
A collaboration between a father and a son, TONYRAKA Art Gallery showcases two distinct themes: tribal and contemporary. Before changing the name to TONYRAKA, A.A Gede Raka Wirayuda established the Raka Gallery in 1968 to showcase his fine wood carving artworks. In 1997, A.A Bagus Tony Hartawan joined the business and thus the gallery changed its name to TONYRAKA. Now it presents a broaden artworks, including some from overseas artists who stay in the island. The gallery constantly endorses the growth and development of local artwork through its ongoing exhibitions.
5. Komaneka Fine Art Gallery
Spacious and clean, Komaneka Fine Art Gallery features unusual artworks; a reflection of contemporary lifestyles from the vision of Balinese artists. Walking away from the traditional local paintings, the gallery collections are fresh and relevant to our life. It is located within Komaneka resorts area, where visitors can enjoy a warm hospitality during they stay in Ubud.
6. Nyaman Gallery
An eclectic art gallery in Seminyak, Nyaman Gallery represents Bali-based emerging local artists and some carefully curated international artists. The artworks ranging from paintings, photographs, sculptures, to wearable art like jewelry and fashion. Just like its name which means cozy in English, Nyaman Gallery urges the visitors to enjoy their collections with a relax mind as if they are at their own home. Eventually, you can purchase the artworks you love and really bring them home.