Next Exhibition

Definitive study of Gusti Nyoman Lempad’s life and work to be launched at exhibition opening

Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line, with more than 500 of his drawings and essays by six leading scholars of Bali, will be released on 20 September

Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line, is the first comprehensive and definitive examination of the life and work of internationally acclaimed Balinese artist Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Published by Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali in collaboration with Editions Didier Millet of Singapore, the book launch will take place at the opening of the museum’s exhibition of Lempad’s drawings on 20 September. The exhibition will run through 24 November.

“The idea of this book was born in Lempad’s Ubud home only a few years after his death in conversations with his son Made Sumung,” said Bruce Carpenter, co-author and project manager. “Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a co-founder and leader of the Pita Maha artists collective that revolutionized Balinese painting in the 1930s, creating modern forms while remaining deeply grounded in Bali’s Hindu-Buddhist faith and culture. MORE…

Lempad of Bali book orders

Lempad of Bali, the exhibition catalog with 500-plus Lempad drawings is available at the Museum gift shop and online HERE…

International exhibition of art of Gusti Nyoman Lempad opens on 20 September

Pre-World-War-II work from U.S. and European collections accompanied by release of first catalogue raisonné of Lempad’s drawings.

Ubud, Bali, 12 July 2014 – “Illuminating Line: Master Drawings of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad” will open at the Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia on 20 September and run until 24 November 2014.


Help Bring Lempad Back to Bali

Almost all of Gusti Nyoman Lempad's early drawings left Bali in the 1930s. Three generations of Balinese have never seen them. You can help bring them home.

We’re reaching out to friends of Balinese painting and the Puri Lukisan for help. Please visit our FundRazr campaign for the whole story. And please follow and share this effort with like-minded friends.

Your gift of $150 will:
• bring a village community of artists to the exhibition or
• provide a copy of Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line to the arts library of an Indonesian public university or museum.

We are deeply grateful to all who have given.