Satya Cipta Exhibition – Now to 29 September
The Oberoi Bali hotel is featuring an exhibition by Balinese artist Satya Cipta. Her drawings are very exquisite with Balinese themes, some of them reminiscent of the Lempad style. The work is installed in the lower level corridor.
Plastic Waste Installation at DFS Bali Airport – Now to 31 October
In collaboration with DFS Bali Airport, Bali Airport authorities, Bye Bye Plastic Bags Youth Movement and artists Monez and Marmar a stunning artwork made entirely from over 3500 pieces of plastic waste is being installed on Thursday and Friday 19 – 20 September and will be on view until the end of October. Monez is a Balinese illustrator who gets his inspirations from Balinese fables and folk-tales and has exhibited his digital and hand-drawn works from Asia to Africa and the United States. He created the illustration for the Plastic Waste Installation. Balinese sculptor Marmar is well known for building eco-friendly ogoh-ogoh, the giant puppets trotted out the Eve of Nyepi. He was tasked with meeting the challenge to transform Monez’s illustration into a lively 3D art installation. If you are travelling in or out of the International Airport in Bali, take a few moments to view this creative effort.
13th Balinale Festival – 24 to 29 September
92 films from 28 countries will be screened during the 6 days of this very popular annual event. It’s a chance for local filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider international audience, for the attendees to witness quality cinematic work, for international filmmakers to display their oeuvre in a ‘picture perfect’ location and for producers to scout for film locations here. Short films, documentaries and feature films will be the fare of this year’s Balinale with many of the films screened at Cinemaxx Jimbaran Sidewalk, a state-of-the-art theatre which is capable of exhibiting 2D and 3D films. This year’s theme is ‘Timeless’ with a selection of films that have an extraordinary ability to communicate the largest of human stories as well as the briefest moments of world-changing emotion. Special highlight is on stories for youngsters and children. The festival will be screening award winning creations by American film makers like Burning Cane directed by Phillip Youman, a surfing documentary on the famous Santa Barbara surfers group, and Skin, 2018 Academy award winner for Best Live Action Short Film. Indonesian submissions include the arresting short film Kado by Aditya Ahmad. Check the film program and book your tickets early as screenings tend to sell out quickly. Tickets and passes can be purchased at the www.balinale.com website.
Lovina Beach Festival – 27 September to 3 October
Lovina is celebrating 6 days of North Balinese cultural and traditional practices with parades, music and classic Balinese dance, handicraft exhibitions, photography contests, flower offerings, bull race, puppet performances and lots of live entertainment. Plenty of food and drink stalls will be serving local Balinese cuisine and some traditional favourites. The closing event includes a traditional Northern Balinese dance performance including the Ki Barak Panji Sakti and Gong Kebyar. This annual event is held along Kalibukbuk Beach in North Bali so plan a getaway to come and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air, sparkling black sand beaches and breathtaking sunsets. The festival highlights are the fireworks show and the cultural parade, where the local communities take part.
Pink Ribbon Lunch – 4 October
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Flash Charity Bali, a group of concerned Indonesian and expat women, is putting on its fundraiser Pink Ribbon lunch at the Maya in Sanur to benefit poor Balinese women who should be screened for cancer. The lunch will be an entertaining event and include a fashion show by Jennifer Koch, a mini bazaar, a lucky draw, raffle prizes and an auction. Dress code is A Touch of Pink.
When : Friday 4 October from 11am to 3pm. Lunch starts at noon.
Where : Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Jl Danau Tanblingan
Cost : IDR 400.000
RSVP : Melly St. Ange 0878 6152 5855, Vicky Warrick 0812 3709 7431, Nani Clark 0821 4525 2977, Ratih Oorbeek 0811 393 703
By Ines Wynn
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