Monday, November 19, 2018

Banda Sketchwalk 2018

I received a message from the Indonesian Sketchers some time in July. And they wanted to explore the idea of running a workshop in Banda. Hmmmm... Banda Aceh was the first place that popped into my head.  Then in the following subsequently emails, I realised that the Banda we were talking about is Banda Neira island that is nestled in in the Banda Arc region, far east of Indonesia. Any farther, and we would be in Papua. It would have been the furthest part of Indonesia that I have gone. In fact, even for the Indonesian sketching team from Jakarta, Banda Neira was the furthest anyone had gone to.

Like all other trips, I have put together a series of videos documenting that very short week in the Banda islands, considering that the journey to get there for me (from Singapore) took early 2 days - the fast boat from Ambon to Banda Neira was about 7 hour long.  Enjoy this back to nature trip!


What do you do when you have so many hours to kill?



Sketching Sketchers during a session with the local kids


Boat at Banda Besar




Videos from Banda:

Banda Islands - Intro

Banda Sketch Walk - Ambon City

Banda Sketch Walk - Day 1 

Banda Sketch Walk - Day 2

Banda Sketch Walk - Day 3 

Banda Sketch Walk - Hiking Banda Api

Banda Sketch Walk - LAST DAY

Featured Artist - Indira P. Diani

Above Banda



Indonesian sketchers using their time fruitfully while waiting
for the ferry boat bak to Banda Neira.


Our daily commute


Lots and lots of bananas in this part of the world


Waiting for the ferry boat at Pulau Ay


Oil sketch of Pulau Run from Pulau Nailaka


Sketch from the top of the volcano - Banda Api



I will be heading to Banda Neira again in Dec 2018. This time to really live and sketch the place.  The idea is to be able to produce a sketchbook from this journey. So stay very tuned it to my Instagrams posts and Youtube Channel for updates. :)


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