Ubud the Artist Town

Ubud is well known as an artist’s community. There are a few high-class galleries that are worth a visit to see traditional Balinese and contemporary art, such as Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Neka Art Museum, Antonio Blanco Museum, and the Museum Puri Lukisan.

There are also plenty of art shops around town including the Ubud art markets, selling an abundance of artwork and trinkets as mass-produced tourist pieces.

However, there is another free public gallery that is often overlooked – graffiti! There is graffito around that is quite interesting, but not quite the standard of Melbourne lane ways. It is the stencil art that I particularly like. Here are some of the stencils I have captured as I’ve slowly explored my way around the town.

What? Mr Artist
What? There are a few works around by the elusive Mr Artist
pineapple
the old and the new – at the Nyuh Kuning soccer field
Give us our trees back
Give us our trees back – These monkeys would agree with this piece of art
GART
GART on Jalan Hanuman
One World Connection
This one goes well with the free wi-fi signs in all the cafes
Lisa's one world
Mr Artist at it again
same to you
If you don’t like it …
Sign
No idea what this one means – it may be art, or maybe an advertising sign
power pole
Art is everywhere. this power pole has what looks like a company name stencilled on it which I thought looked pretty cool.

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