Bali is not only a tourist destination, it’s also home to fascinating ancient cultures and a great number of Indonesian artists. Chedi Club Tanah Gajah’s Bali Art Expression Program is a unique opportunity for guests to experience art in the Bumi Duadari, the private residence of the Chedi Club’s owner Hendra Hadiprana.
“We wanted to introduce guests of the Chedi Club Tanah Gajah to this side of the island which they perhaps have not seen before. We’re doing this through our art activities, which allow guests to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas about Bali through art. “ said Simon Spiller GM of The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah
Guests taking ‘Art Afternoons’ at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah are surrounded by vibrant rice fields, while the art class at Bumi Duadari is set in the lush valley of the Petanu River – considered sacred to the Balinese. Within the calm and quiet grounds of Duadari, guests may experiment with acrylic paint on canvas to let off creative steam while a professional local artist remains on hand to supply any guidance or information when asked for. Artistic creations can be taken home as a unique souvenir from Ubud.
This project is The Chedi Club Ubud’s second foray in bringing art closer to its guests; the first, Art Afternoons, continues as weekly discussions of Balinese art with illustrator and decade-long Bali resident Bruce Granquist.
Within its five hectares of rice paddy-bordered land and twenty individual villas, The Chedi Club hosts an art collection of over 100 paintings and sculptures personally chosen by Hendra Hadiprana while he developed one of Indonesia’s largest private art collections that nurtured many unknown Balinese artists to fame. For more information visit The Chedi Website, or contact your Insignia personal assistant.