Exploring Bali’s Artistic Treasures: Where to Find and Collect Unique Art Pieces

If you’ve enjoyed discovering Bali’s world of furniture and homeware, you’re in for another delightful adventure within the island’s vibrant creative landscape. Beyond enhancing your living space with stylish furnishings, consider an avenue to make it truly exceptional – the realm of art. Art pieces not only serve as captivating conversation starters but also infuse your home with a distinctive character that reflects your individuality.

The Heart of Balinese Creativity

Bali pulses with creativity, evident in its exquisite daily handcrafted offerings. It’s no wonder that Bali is a sanctuary for artists, with their creations waiting to be discovered and cherished in homes around the world.

1. An Artisan’s Paradise

Sukawati Art Market – A Panorama of Beauty

  • Prepare to be enchanted by the grandeur of Sukawati Art Market. Navigating this maze-like market is an adventure in itself, as hidden shops tucked away in alleyways reveal unique treasures.
  • Sukawati Art Market boasts an extensive range of handcrafted wonders. From exquisite handmade bags and rustic wooden ethnic bowls to charming crockery, trendy batik pants and dresses, and the allure of resplendent shell items – all at prices significantly lower than those in central Ubud.
  • For art enthusiasts, Sukawati doesn’t disappoint. Many shops offer paintings and wooden sculptures that encapsulate Balinese artistry.
  • A word of caution: Amidst the abundance, you may come across mass-produced paintings that appear familiar. However, with a little extra time and dedication, you’re bound to unearth unique art pieces that will grace your home beautifully.

Tip: To fully immerse yourself in this captivating market, set aside at least half a day for exploration.

Address: Jl Raya Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia.

2. A Canvas of Possibilities

Nyoman Jendra – Whimsical Masterpieces

  • A serendipitous encounter led us to Nyoman Jendra’s standalone shop, a hidden gem for enthusiasts of whimsical and intricately detailed paintings. Despite its unassuming facade, this shop brims with exceptional artistry. We personally acquired four paintings, two of which were custom-made.
  • Explore the enchanting world of ‘Enid Blyton meets Alice in Wonderland’ through Nyoman Jendra’s unique and whimsical paintings. Unlike typical Balinese art, Nyoman’s creations offer intricate details that mesmerize the viewer.
  • Nyoman has passed his artistic skills down to his nephews, making art a family legacy. With a gallery filled with meticulous works, your artistic senses will delight in every discovery.

Address: Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning Pengosekan Ubud 80571.

Syah Gallery – Witness Art in Progress

  • At Syah Gallery in Seminyak, you have the opportunity to witness artists at work as they bring your chosen painting to life. This gallery allows you to pick up available paintings that catch your eye and even commission a custom piece based on your preferred photo.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you watch the artists create, all while savoring a refreshing drink and snacks.
  • Concerned about prices? Syah Gallery offers a comprehensive catalog with pricing for paintings of various sizes, ensuring that you’ll find the perfect piece for your space.

Address: Raya Kerobokan Street No. 72A Banjar Taman Kerobokan Kelod Kuta – Bali 80361.

Adipati Soeryo Art Gallery – Balinese Whimsy

  • Stepping into Adipati Soeryo Art Gallery is an experience akin to visiting an old Balinese museum. The gallery exudes familial warmth and offers traditionally Balinese paintings, including portraits with a distinctive ‘Balinese whimsical’ charm.
  • As you explore the gallery, you’ll be captivated by the rich selection of paintings on display. The friendly staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the art pieces before you make your selection.

Bonus: Inside the gallery, you’ll find Cantika Spa shop, where you can explore homemade organic products such as soaps, perfumes, and essential oils designed to enhance relaxation and well-being.

Address: Jalan Raya Ubud 80571.


Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through Bali’s vibrant art scene. Whether you’re seeking intricate paintings, expressive sculptures, or other artistic treasures, these destinations promise a delightful adventure into the heart of Balinese creativity. Your unique, handpicked art pieces will undoubtedly add a touch of Bali’s artistic essence to your cherished living spaces.