Be at KuDeTa on Friday 26 February for a no-jive, all-live, art attack. Two UK artists painting live before your eyes to the tune of globally-regrooved hip hop, morphed tropical urban house and deep subterranean sounds spun by six (count ’em, six) DJs. This art extravaganza isn’t happening just for YOUR benefit. It’s a benefit for the I’m An Angel charity, which does good in great measure for local people, places and problems.
Art. Action. Aural enzymes. Angelic altruism. All together. In an eight hour marathon from noon to eight. Just remember, it’s been HOT in Bali lately (in more ways than one), so put on something skimpy and chilly, then plan to spend the whole day until after sunset at KuDeTa this Friday.
The artists? Jo Peel and David Walker, a pair of gloriously gritty Brits visiting Bali (that’s David below, live-painting with fellow street art superstar, Hush). We’re really keen on Jo at the moment, who renders the tangle of urban NOW (wires and all, see above) into lyrical rhythms of line, colour and texture. She’s been painting in Bali for a few weeks, and (no surprise) is finding the island’s interleaved layers of intensity inspirational.
Really, you don’t want to miss this. It’s not your ordinary day sweating in the sun, it’s a full-on art-attack, and that doesn’t happen often on Bali, the island of a thousand lukewarm welcome drinks with free legong. I’ll be there. My office and gallery are 50 meters away, so how could I not?!? On top of that, Jo shares a studio in the UK with my bestest university friend and housemate Tom Hallifax (we read Art History together at St Andrews in the 80s), so what’s not to love about this six-degrees-of-unseparation, unprecedented, charity art attack?