One of the great things about travel is the opportunity to explore the unique culture of each area. That’s why those traveling to Seminyak definitely don’t want to miss out on the interesting art galleries the area offers. From works done by traditional artists to the downright quirky, there’s plenty to check out.
At Blue Karma, we want to make sure our guests get the best experience of the area, so here are our top suggestions for Seminyak art galleries to visit.
Purpa Fine Art Gallery
When you enter Purpa Fine Art Gallery, you’ll be greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable owner, Ari Purpa, with an instant view of an extensive collection of contemporary pieces by Indonesian artists, as well as those of diverse nationalities living or spending time in Bali. You’ll see works by both new and established artists meant to excite and inspire visitors.
Pieces by many world-recognized artists are featured here, including Antonio Blanco, Walter Spies, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Hans Snell, Arie Smit, and Miguel Covarrubias. The price ranges are also fair enough to suit every budget, so you can plan to purchase a unique work to bring back home after your trip.
Positive Negative Visual Gallery
Here you’ll find stylish, quirky, and colorful works of art that cover a diversity of styles showcasing local artists. They offer affordable prints along with original artworks.
Positive Negative Visual Gallery is located within a small space on Double Six Beach at the Cocoon restaurant entrance, which is also near many food outlets where you can grab a bite to eat or a coffee before or after visiting the gallery.
The name and philosophy of Nyaman Gallery is inspired by the meaning of the word nyaman: comfortable, or cozy. Their goal is to highlight Bali’s welcoming background along with easy access to the enjoyment of contemporary art.
You’ll find it hard not to spend hours looking over the beautiful gallery pieces at Nyaman Gallery. Coupled with a friendly owner and staff, this makes the location well worth a good visit. The gallery includes a roomy display area with painting, sculptures, photographs, as well as wearable fashion and jewelry items. You’ll have little trouble finding something to purchase that forever reminds you of your Indonesian vacation.
Skull is a unique shop that focuses solely on the skull symbol, paying tribute to this icon that has been world-revered since the 1970s. Skull features skull artwork from many different areas of culture, fashion, and art pieces.
This is the place to find yourself a quirky skull souvenir handbag, t-shirt, walking stick, ornament, artwork, and anything you could imagine in between. It’s near impossible to leave this shop empty-handed!
Syah Gallery is unique on this list because besides being able to visit and purchase available paintings there, you can also have an artist do a painting for you—right before your eyes! Just bring in a photo you’d like to be recreated and they’ll get to work. You can grab yourself a snack and a drink before relaxing to watch the artists do their thing.
This is also a good location for those interested in more affordable pieces of art, as Syah has a pricing catalog for a range of sizes, from 30×40 prints to 100×200.
No matter your preference when it comes to art, Seminyak has something for everyone. Add one or two (or all) of these locations to your itinerary for a great experience. And if you’re still working out the details of where to sleep during your stay, Blue Karma Seminyak is happy to accommodate you with our suites and 1-4 bedroom villas. Contact us today to find out more!