Monkey Forest Ubud, Gianyar, was the center of the art attraction for the academic artists from different schools. They were the students and faculty from the Department of Craft and Fashion, the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar. In addition to exhibiting 75 works of art, the artists also held a demonstration on various arts existing in the only one art institution in Bali. The works of art on display in the form of sculptures, wood carvings, ceramics, batik, fabric and fashion were the results of illustration work. The exhibition was opened by the Rector of the ISI Denpasar, Dr. I Gede Arya Sugiharta, Sunday (Apr 28). “This exhibition is an opportunity to display and distribute the creativity, in addition to disseminating the programs owned by the ISI Denpasar,” he said.
Exhibition of the Craft and Fashion Innovation Leading to Creative Industries within the Framework of National Education Day 2013 was getting more crowded when there were demonstrations of the art. The Monkey Forest Gallery as the venue of the exhibition was crowded with visitors. Aside from witnessing the innovative works, visitors could also see directly how to make those works.
Students of the Craft Department presented the printing process of making ceramics and the making of batik using canting tool. While the students of Fashion Design showed off their works themed recycling fashion. The outfit works were very fascinating because they were made in attractive and innovative designs. “It is consistent with the purpose of the exhibition namely to introduce the majors available under the Faculty of the Art and Design (FSRD),” said the Rector Arya Sugiharta. The community consisting of the artists, art hobbyist, leaders and the students attending the exhibition were very enthusiastic. Even, the Chief of Padang Tegal customary village, I Made Gandra, was very supportive, so as to give an artistic aura to the objects relying on the apes. The exhibition would take place for two weeks and be completed on May 11, 2013. (BTN/015)