The High Art of Balinese Wood Carving

Nyoman Darmawan

Everyone is an artist. Everyone is creative in their own way and that creativity is a great thing’  – Rainn Wilson 

Join us for a talk and conversation with one of Bali’s creative artists: Nyoman Darmawan.

Nyoman is the son of Pak Made Ada, a third- generation master carver and one of the greatest Balinese living artists, best known for his ornate wooden Garuda statues and meter-high sculptures. 

In his talk at Usada Bali, Nyoman will share a personal perspective about the history of woodcarving in his village Pakudui, north of Ubud. He will also speak about patterns in woodcarving, how he learned to be a woodcarver and how it feels to be Pak Made Ada’s son.  A question and answer session will follow Nyoman’s storytelling.

Nyoman Darmawan is often addressed by his nick-name Gamang King, he is the 4th generation of a lineage of master woodcarvers. King’s other passions include blending photography and art in a creative process that results in surreal and intimate images of life in Bali.  


Feb 04 2021


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


IDR 150K