No one can deny the world’s largest archipelago is indeed incredible, however few have captured the sheer beauty of this country and the diversity of its populace than long term Bali resident and internationally acclaimed photographer, David Metcalfe. ‘Dayak Dave’ as he is affectionately known due to his continuous efforts to preserve the culture of indigenous Indonesian tribes such as the Dayaks in Kalimantan, has been a resident on the island for over 9 years. During this time he has travelled extensively throughout the country, his photographs providing a visual travel journal for those of us yet to discover the true extent of this nation’s heterogeneity.
An accomplished writer, he has already produced three books on Bali, Borneo and Indonesia and last year opened the Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud. It’s a centre designed to bring photographers together from around the island and beyond to share their craft and learn from one another.
The Canggu Club and Bistro C Bali are honoured to have the opportunity to host the official opening of David’s newest photographic exhibition – The Soul and Spirit of Indonesia from 5pm on Sunday November 27th. Join them for a unique photographic journey through Indonesia and hear a personal account of David’s travels over the past ten years throughout some lesser known areas of the archipelago. David will also provide commentary on a few of his favourite images from this new collection.
This is a free event commencing from 5pm at The Canggu Club. Make an evening of it with traditional Sunday roast available from Bistro C and live music providing entertainment from 5.30pm onwards. Canggu Club Gold, Platinum and Silver Cardholders are eligible for 50% off food and beverages from 5pm and kids are also welcome with a free movie screening in the air conditioned Kozy Kids room from 6pm.
Presentation of David’s new exhibition will commence from 7pm, at which point he will lead discussion about some of the key photographs from the exhibition then open the floor to invite any questions from the guests. This is a unique opportunity to speak with David about his extensive travels throughout Indonesia and to purchase a Metcalfe original from his latest exhibition along with a few photographs on offer for this particular evening only.
In an effort to continue his fundraising efforts for some of the programs David is supporting in Kalimantan, such as the establishment of a floating library and Dayak teacher training at Bali’s Pelangi School, The Canggu Club will be auctioning off a few of David’s prize pieces. Other items will be raffled on the night and David will also have a supply of his books, cards and 2017 calendars available for purchase. Now there’s a great idea for a Christmas gift! Raffles and auctions will take place at 8.30pm, proceeds going in full to these incredible ongoing initiatives in Kalimantan.
This promises to be an exciting, entertaining and culturally rich evening and one not to be missed. Subsequent to the evening’s official launch of the new exhibition, works from The Soul and Spirit of Indonesia will remain on display at The Canggu Club for a predetermined period and are also available for sale. For any further details about the evening, please go to the website: cangguclub.com