Art & Pilanthropy in East Bali

Story and Photographs by Life As Art Asia

Art and philanthropy are inseparable for both involve the essence of giving. Nowadays as world governments continue to take the axe to the public funding of arts, increasingly the responsibility is in the hands of the private sector, and the artists themselves, to help support the development of art.

During March the Alila Manggis Resort, set on the tranquil east coast of Bali, hosted a 5 day artists in residency program “Bridging the Artistic Realm”. The program culminated on 26 March Easter weekend with the exhibition “Art Builds Bridges” and was attended by over 80 people.

“Art Builds Bridges” features paintings, photographs and sculptures by four international artists, James Wilkins, Silvana Sutanto, Michael Daube and Laila Azra, along with four works by UWCSEA grade four primary school students. Carefully curated by Wilkins, featuring a grouping of smaller and larger works, the exhibition is being held in support of the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) Global Concerns “Bali Bridges“.

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