Endek fashion with its uniqueness makes this fabric away from the old-fashioned impression. People will no longer consider it monotonous. The innovation created by Balinese people can easily be put on in various moments and events. Endek has been widely taken advantage by several top fashion designers, including the ambassadors of endek that have made creation in the form of trendy fashion in accordance with the age of teenagers. In every fashion competition, endek is always adopted by fashion models, including in the annual event of the seventh Denpasar Festival (Denfest) where diverse motifs of endek with unique designs were presented on catwalk, Monday (Dec 29).
Have you been familiar to make a trip to Taman Ayun tourist attraction, Mengwi, Badung? Once upon a time, you must try to look at the art studio located in the west of the temple area. Studio in a classical building displays various types of painting. There are paintings on eggs and barong made of leaves and various types of local fruits.
In a not too large room, a variety of paintings on canvas of various styles are displayed. They are attached to walls, doors, pillars and plafond. The building is filled with large and small paintings measuring 1.5 meters x 1 meter and some others 20 centimeter x 30 centimeters. More interestingly, there are artists in charge and making a demo of painting on canvas and eggs. They are natural artists from Mengwi village. Unfortunately, the demo is usually available after 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Antique, beautiful and unique are first impressions captured when having a closer look at drift wood crafts made from wood found at marine debris. The waste including useless branches are transformed into high-valued arts. It can also be made into a variety of items, such as in the shape of animal, table, chair, cupboard, mirror frame, lampshade and others.
This kind of craft becoming a trend in this era is created by Gusti Putu Widia. Assisted by his wife and two employees, the craftsman having the address at Jalan Kebyar Duduk, Gunung hamlet, Abiansemal subdistrict, Badung, creates various art products at his home. Although he is away from the center of the city, his craft products have penetrated the market in the cities of various countries since 2008.
Kris does not only serve as a weapon to fight, but also represents religiosity, leadership and local wisdom. The making of kris dagger requires intelligence, soul and strength, so that it produces a magical dagger. During the kingdom of Majapahit, people always used it as a weapon in various struggles as believed to have an inner power.
The results of an intense transformation in the creative journey of a local artist Jango Paramartha and foreign artist David Brophy are exhibited at Gallery Griya Santrian. Their creative works consisted of 20 paintings, 4 installations and a mural art. The exhibition with the theme “Expression Session” lasts for a month (Oct 23 – Nov 23, 2014).
Jango Pramartha who has long established his image through the world of cartoon art has now jumped into a fine art. Meanwhile, David Brophy presenting the works in the form of his memorable experiences in Bali in terms of contemporary and traveler’s perspective. Their meeting occurred in an art project in the Fremantle Arts Center, Perth (Australia) in early 2014 entitled “Bali: Return Economy” then continued to a joint exhibition.
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