Sudakara Art Space
Located within Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur is one of Bali’s most significant and cutting edge showcases for contemporary art, as well as a vital incubator for new talent and rising stars. Sudakara Art Space gallery sits front and centre of the hotel, which indicates the importance attached to the project and demonstrates how a love of art has become an integral part of the taksu, or spiritual essence and soul, of Sudamala Sanur.
The 250-square-metre art space, Sanur’s largest professionally-curated gallery, features regular exhibitions mainly by local and foreign artists residing in Bali. It often juxtaposes the works of two strikingly different styles of art to explore the spaces which exist between artworks and the themes that draw them together.
Beyond exhibitions, Sudakara endeavours to nurture a visionary environment for intercultural dialogue and art exchanges. The art space is a focal point for artists, collectors, art enthusiasts and scholars to develop a discourse on art and its role in the contemporary context. Cultural discussions and debates with leaders in their fields are a regular occurrence. Between exhibitions and events, there is always something happening to engage and intrigue guests, with workshops and art classes also a feature.
Sanur is home to a great many resorts and so-called ‘galleries’ which often feature the same prevailing styles of mass-produced artworks catering to the tourist market. Sudamala is one of the few resorts to make a serious commitment to artists of note through its dedicated art space; and the use of art throughout the resort. Art at Sudamala is not just a decorative afterthought, beyond Sudakara Art Space, the entire hotel can be seen as a living work of art.