It’s time to say a temporary goodbye to Bali after three weeks of creativity and relaxation in Canggu and Ubud. I’ve been travelling and collaging in various places over the last few years and coming to Bali regularly as it’s always been a great place to work remotely. It does tend to be a bit of a struggle to find an appropriate spot to stay that also enables me to cut and stick, but, on this visit I finally found accommodation that suited my needs beyond perfectly: AIR Ubud (Artist Inn Residency).
Situated on the edge of Ubud’s famous rice fields, AIR Ubud is nestled amongst jungle plants and a babbling river that passed by my bedroom window. The rooms are comfortable and gorgeous to look at as well as being really well equipped for artists. I had a fantastically large desk to work at, plenty of room for the copious amount of art materials I had bought with me (plus helpful staff that kindly assisted me with my enormous art case from the taxi), as well as lots of inspirational documentaries, films and music preloaded on to the room’s media centre so that I was able to create the perfect environment for making work at any time of day. Enormous windows flooded the room with light and a breakfast of eggs and fruit set me up for work each day.
It’s been so blissful to spend days on end mixing business with pleasure, making work in the evenings after mornings spent on the mat at Ubud Yoga House or walking through the rice fields and gazing upon the farmers at work from the little warungs that are dotted throughout the landscape.
I can’t recommend this place highly enough to anyone that is looking to mix some peaceful, tropical living with their creative practice. Here’s a few pictures from my stay at AIR Ubud, Artist Inn Residency…. I’ll be sharing more information about the work I created in Bali and the exciting new collaboration it relates to in future posts, stay tuned!