Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · 'Unknown Friends' at the Alila Ubud
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

'Unknown Friends' at the Alila Ubud

An Unique Exhibition of the Diaries and Drawings of Donald Friend at the Alila Ubud Gallery October 19-26, 2008.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/29/2008)

Almost 20 years since the death of Australian artist and diarist Donald Friend, Alila Ubud is proud to present an exhibition in Friend's honor entitled "Unknown Friends" from October 19-26, 2008.

Born in 1915 in Sydney, Australia, Donald Friend was a rare and precocious talent whose life's work embraced both images and words. Although a brilliant artist, one of the greatest legacies he left was his collection of diaries, which he began writing as a teenager.

Educated in the arts in Sydney and London, Friend live a nomadic existence that brought him to Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Bali where he lived from 1968 until 1980.

The Ubud celebration of Friend, a major arts figure in the history of the island, will showcase drawings and paintings mainly held in private collections in Bali, which have never before been exhibited or published.

An unrepentant pagan and hedonist, many of Friend's paintings present images of young men; models, many of whom he formed attachments befitting a self-described "middle aged pederast who's going to seed."

Ridiculed and rejected by many while alive for his unabashed decadence, his painting are today widely praised for their unparalleled draftmanship, described grudgingly by Robert Hughes as "one of the two finest draughtsmen of the nude in Australia."

Prior to his death, Friend donated 44 separate diaries to the National Library of Australia. They have since been edited and published in four volumes spanning his entire adult life, including his days as a student, his adventures in Europe and Africa, his experiences in the army during World War II, and his legendary years in Bali in the 1960s and 70s.

Today, the diaries are regarded as a major literary work, placing him in the company of history's most highly regarded diarists including the likes of Samuel Pepys, James Agate and Andre Gide.

Accompanied by many examples of Friend's illustrations and paintings, the diaries paint not only a picture of the artist's fascinating and often flamboyant life, but also present unique insight into the social and cultural backdrop of bygone eras.

"Unknown Friends" will be opened on the October 19, 2008 by H.E. the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Bill Farmer, and will be marked by the presentation of a film about the artist, and a special reading from the diaries by distinguished Australian actor Terence Clarke.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact: Linda Wiryani, Communications Executive, Alila Ubud at telephone+62-(0)361-975 963.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Working to Preserve and Promote Bali Arts
Bale Banjar Culture Club to Feature Peter J. Wilson and Made Sidia – World Renowned Producers of Balinese Stage Performances
(4/15/2018)
Does Bali Already Have a Second International Airport?
Editorial: A Practical Perspective on a Second Airport for Bali
(4/15/2018)
Shopping on Touchdown in Bali
New Duty Free Shopping Area for International Passengers Arriving in Bali
(4/15/2018)
Seeking Wider Horizons of Understanding
TEDxUbud Event Set to Stimulate Innovation and Creativity on Saturday, May 5, 2018
(4/15/2018)
Keeping the News Cycle Positive
Udayana Military Commander Calls on Media to ’Self-Censor’ and Avoid Controversial Reporting in Run-Up to IMF-World Bank Meeting
(4/15/2018)
Fugitives No More
Fugitive German and Indonesian Wife Captured by State Prosecutors to Start Serving Prison Sentences Handed Down in Bali Property Scam
(4/15/2018)
Enhancing the Quality of Bali Visitors
Tourism Ministry Outlines How Bali Can Attract Higher Quality Tourist Visitors
(4/15/2018)
Roll Out the Barrels
Australian Government Assisting Bali in Conquering Mounting Trash Problem
(4/15/2018)
The Rainbow Connection
Green Peace’s Rainbow Warrior Uses Bali Visit to Fight Coal-powered Electricity, Plastic Pollution and Lend Support to ForBALI’s Fight Against Reclamation of Benoa Bay
(4/15/2018)
Friday the 13th in Bali
Tourist Bus Kills One Man and Damages 6 Cars and 2 Motorcycles in Spectacular Chain-Collision Near Bali’s GWK Monument
(4/15/2018)
3-Month Sticker Visas for Vehicles Visiting Bali
Bali Government Seeking to set 3-month Limit on the Amount of Time Cars Registered Outside Bali can Spend in the Province
(4/15/2018)
Shown the Door
North Bali Immigration Deports Dutch Husband and Wife for Illegally Operating Two Rental Villas
(4/15/2018)
All [News]!