FIELD TRIPS, EXPEDITIONS
The arts of the Indonesian island of Bali have captured and charmed visitors for centuries, and we were no exception. The only large and vibrant Hindu community surviving outside India, Bali epitomises the colourful and creative impulses associated with the rich cycle of Hindu festivals, communal celebrations and daily domestic worship. The wide range of works: sculpture, textiles, paintings, architectural elements and ritual objects certainly excited and surprised us. The sight of majestic rice paddies with the reflection of the Sun setting, the charm and kindness of the Balinese people, the experience of being part of daily rituals and sacred ceremonies, all added up to measure as a somewhat holy experience. We will certainly be back.
Date: May 2014