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
2. Selasar Sunaryo
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.
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.