Bali Galleries

Gaya Fusion Art Space – Ubud, Bali

Gaya Fusion Art Space – Ubud, Bali

“Indonesia's most influential contemporary art gallery” --Harper's Bazaar (March 2007)
“Best contemporary art gallery” –-Best Bets Bali, 2002-2007
“Indonesia's most influential art gallery” –-LuxeTV (July 2007)

With a roster of the leading artists showing in Indonesia today, Gaya Art Space has had an unparalleled impact on contemporary Indonesian art. Made Wianta created Dreamland here before taking it to the 2003 Venice Biennale, the first year since 1964 that Indonesia had a pavilion at the world's premiere visual art event. Krisna Murti filmed his 2005 Venice exhibition, Video Spa, at Gaya. Dadang Christanto had his first Bali show here.

Gaya events in all fields of contemporary art and culture bring together some of the most interesting people around — artists, journalists, critics, collectors, movie stars, directors, ambassadors, architects, professors, designers, royalty, dreamers, politicians, former political prisoners, philosophers, outcasts, and writers. Come join us!

For more info: Telp. 0361 979-252/253, email or see www.gayafusion.com

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Tegun Folk Art Galeri – A Unique Bali Gift Shop – 44 Jln Hanoman, Ubud

Tegun Folk Art Galeri – A Unique Bali Gift Shop – 44 Jln Hanoman, Ubud Tegun Galeri brings together the concepts of a museum and a shop. The intriguing, ever-changing collection includes everything from primitive carvings to highly refined woodwork, textiles and other crafts.

Tegun Galeri is a certain cure to Bali Fatigue. Tegun, one of Ubud's largest and most varied shops, prides itself on offering to both wholesales and retail customers a starling array of unique Indonesian handicrafts and folk art. The Galeri, on Jalan Hanoman, is notable for its large doors and broads windows, both of each draw Ubud's many strollers into a shop. Once, inside, the knowledgeable staff are close at hand, available to field questions and handle specials requests while, at the same time, letting each shoppers explore the store at this or her own pace. This relaxing, "laid back" environment is a big asset to shoppers, and contrasts with the more hectic atmosphere in other stores on the island.

Meghan and Kadek, the owners of Tegun Galeri, travel constantly to distant corners of Indonesia and across South East and East Asia, in search of unusual and beautiful pieces of folk art.

For more information contact them on +62 361 973361, email or visit our website Tegun Folk Art Galeri - www.tegun.com

Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women – Ubud, Bali

Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women – Ubud, Bali The Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women was founded in 1991, in response to the total lack of awareness of the existence of women artists at that time. Over its 15 years of existence it has become one of the most respected and exciting galleries of Balinese art with a full programme of exhibitions, one-woman or group shows and events for art lovers and collectors. It also has assisted many female artists to travel overseas whether for exhibition purposes or for educational studies, or both. For 14 years, they have run a weekly workshop for young Balinese girl artists, to encourage their skills and confidence and to show their families that their talents are valued in the wider world.

The Seniwati Gallery is rightly becoming famous not only for its unique role, but also for the very high quality of art that it offers to the art-loving public to enjoy. This is the only Bali gallery that President Jimmy Carter and Mrs Carter chose to visit during their Democracy-supporting trip to Indonesia; and for many visitors to the world-famous town of Ubud, this gallery is first on their list!

For more information please contact The Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women at Jalan Sriwedari 2b, Banjar Taman, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Phone/Fax (0361) 975485, email or visit our website www.seniwatigallery.com

Threads of Life Gallery – Sustaining Indonesia's Traditional Textile Arts

Threads of Life Gallery – Sustaining Indonesia's Traditional Textile Arts Threads of Life sponsors the weaving of handmade ceremonial textiles, dyed with sustainably cultivated natural dyes, and crafted to a standard seen elsewhere only in museums. Threads of Life is a member of the International Fair Trade Association (www.ifat.org) and works directly with weavers groups across Indonesia creating an inter-island community within which the weavers can express their culture and make a living wage.

For more information please contact Threads of Life Gallery and workshops at Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud
Tel: +62 361 972187, email or visit our website www.threadsoflife.com

Nila Textile Gallery & Boutique – at the Top of Jln Monkey Forest, Ubud

Nila Textile Gallery & Boutique – at the Top of Jln Monkey Forest, Ubud

A must see when in Ubud, NILA Textile Gallery, specializes in batik, using natural dyes, especially the natural hue of Blue INDIGO. Nila exhibits a unique collection of hand batiked textiles that can be used for home wear or prĂȘt a porter.

Located on the upper portion of Monkey Forest Road, Nila is in the inner courtyard of Puri Muwa Bungalows, behind the antique shop Macan Tidur, The Brainchild of Tjok Agung Pemayun from Pejeng, Nila Batik Studio was set up 7 years ago after Tjok studied batik in Java for 3 years.

He was inspired by natural dyes which are non harmful to the environment and by a desire to find an occupation for those needing work in his village. The batik studio project now employs around 36 people in Pejeng, located just outside of Ubud, reviving many old laborious and specialized techniques of natural dying using natural indigo, madder red and natural tannins...

20% from profits will be donated to the village development foundation.

Please visit the shop or for more information on natural dyes and traditional batik process, please contact Tjok Agung Pemayun 081337330944