Richard Horstman

Richard Horstman (b.1964, Melbourne, Australia) first visited Ubud in 1986 and has spent over 23 years in Indonesia. Active in the art community as a journalist, art writer, consultant and other happenings behind the scenes, he is dedicated to raising the profile of contemporary art in Bali in the local, national and international spheres. Email him at

_The Turning of Mount Mandara_ .Mangku Mura 1973, natural pigments on cloth, Photo -David Irons

Kamasan: An Ancient Living Tradition

Imagine you are a master Balinese painter, and your King has recently commissioned you to do a piece of work. As you sit down in front of a large cloth stretched upon a...

Cata Odata Art Space _Distopia_ Exhibition - Image by Cata Odata

Art Spaces in Bali

When thinking of Bali’s premier art and cultural destinations, immediately the tourist Mecca of Ubud springs to mind. For those treading the art map, the well-known...

BASAbali Software | Photo by BASAbali

Preserving the Balinese Language for Generations to Come

Language represents culture. In culturally-rich Indonesia this is especially true; being an archipelago of over 17,000 islands with around 300 distinct native ethnic...

Bodytime (Jiri Kudrna, 2014: Light Plane Photography)

Contemporary Photography in Bali

Step inside any reputable bookstore in Bali and your eyes are quickly seduced by glossy, colourful images adorning the covers of magazines and books praising the virtues...

Made Bayak, an Artistic Role Model

Born in 1980 in Tampaksiring, Central Bali, Bayak studied fine art at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Denpasar from 1999 to 2006. It is here he met his...

Education Guide 2017

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