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Sculputor exhibition in Mas

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Dutch painter and artist Ronald J.H. Wigman informned us about a month long upcoming group-exhibition with mostly Indonesian sculptors from Bandung, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali.

Each artist will show three artworks in a very nice space: the Tonyraka Gallery, Jalan Raya Mas No. 86; +62-361/ 974-538. TONYRAKA ART GALLERY established in 1968 by A.A Gede Raka Wirayuda (before the name was Raka Gallery), formerly known as a remarkable carver. For nearly 30 years the gallery has been accumulating and selling its collection, which mostly are fine wood carving artwork.

In 1997, the business continued by his son, A.A Bagus Tony Hartawan, who finally broaden the item range of the gallery. The gallery starts to present antiques and paintings. The antique collection comes mostly from local area, Bali and Java; and the paintings are the artwork of young, potential Balinese artists, as well as of other well-known painters.

As a young entrepreneur who concerns himself with the growth of local artwork, Tony has put a new vision and mission for his gallery. The gallery should not act merely as a commercial industry, but it must also be able to take role as a valuable cultural entity. It is an initial awareness to give more value to the gallery, to eventually endorse the growth and development of local artwork, particularly in Bali.

For more info about the exhibition you can also contact one of the participants Anthonius Kho, living and working in Ubud as well, he knows the curator and background off the artists.

Hope to see you there, maybe even at the opening on the 27th of August already?

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