Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Bali 24th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) jointly organize the APAO-AAO Joint Congress Bali 2009, with the full support of the Indonesian Ophthalmologist Association (IOA).

APAO-AAO 2009 Join Meeting & Congress

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tony Raka Gallery - Bandung Expanding

“Bandung Expanding” Bandung, also known as Paris van Java is a trendsetter, full of youth with
creative minds. This time a number of Bandung emerging artists present their artworks at this visual art exhibition. Curated by I Wayan Seriyoga Partha
Not everything can be explained or described. Every art work has its own essense, its own space. Every space has its capasity and secrets. A sign can be explained or can remain a mystery. Playing with space is involving yourself within it. Boring or excited, suddenly free or forever bound, surviving or dying, unbound, bound, humorous, serious, smiling, hope and sadness...get the idea...

Orista has shown his work both within and outside these shores. There have been many exhibitions in Bali since 2006 including Harmony Exhibition in Seminyak, Mercy Max Exhibition in Kuta Galleria, Batik Exhibition in Surabaya, and Street Angkringan Exhibition in Denpasar. He is now preparing for the current exhibition ‘Road to Java’.

Riva Orista
Born in Cirebon,
West Java; 1984
Based in

Exhibition: Delta Dawn Artist: Michelle Swayne

Central Javanese by ethnicity, Widi S. Martodiharjo was born and raised in the bustling hill city of Bandung, once nicknamed the Paris of Java. There, he studied fine arts and design at Pasundan University.

Martodiharjo’s career began as a photographer of jewelry and small objects during the day and as a graphic designer by night, creating layouts and illustrations for a variety of publications.

In the footsteps of Javanese mystics following a ‘calling’, Martodiharjo through in the towel and moved to Bali in 2005 where he went into a period of isolation during which he experimented incessantly, making hundreds of drawings. He felt that art was under appreciated in Indonesia. In particular he was obsessed with the concept and function of the line in art, expressed in his enigmatic observation that “all lines have meaning and lead somewhere.”

The result of this period was a series of fantastic drawings of all sizes. Notably he limited himself to simple materials – brown paper, ballpoint pens, common pencils supplemented occasionally by a graphic ink pen and acrylic paint. The work shows a clear evolution from natural and anthropomorphic forms to an increasing penchant for abstract, almost mechanical ‘plants’.

According to the artist the uniting theme of all his work is the relationship between “God, Man and Nature”. He also speaks of himself as someone “Waiting for Godot” in reference to the absurd play by Samuel Beckett. Since 2008 Martodiharjo has settled in Ubud, Bali where he continues his unique exploration, while he waits for the coming of Godot...

Exhibition date: May 14 - June 8
Exhibition opening: May 14 at 6:30 - 8 pm.
Gallery opening hours: 9 am - 6 pm.

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Photography Contest on Tanah Lot Art Festival 2009

Host: Tabanan Lovers (Talov)
Type: Festival

Start Time:
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 6:00am
End Time:
Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Tanah Lot
City/Town: Tabanan, Indonesia

1. 1st Winner (Rp. 3.000.000,- + Certificate)

2. 2nd Winner (Rp. 2.000.000,- + Certificate)

3. 3rd Winner (Rp. 1.000.000,- + Certificate)

4. 4th until 10th Winner ( Certificate )


1. The competition start form May 30 until June 7, 2009. The deadline
of sending photo on June 14, 2009

2. The assesment on June 17, 2009

3. The winners announcement on June 20, 2009 and can be seen at

4. Event schedules of Tanah Lot Art Festival 2009 can be download at


1. I Ketut Widiatmika

2. I Made Arya Dwita Dedok

3. Anom Manik Agung

4. Andi Sucirta

Contact Person of Committee:

1. Gde Arya Ishtadeva (ARI) Mobile. (+62 89 901 535 59)
2. Gde Agus Veriyanto (VERI) Mobile. (+62 81 747 782 10)
3. Tanah Lot Office Telp. (+62 361 – 880361/880362)