The Bali Christian Art Association (BCAA) was founded in Denpasar, Bali
- Indonesia, on January 19, 2003 with mission: to manifest their faith
through works of art; to deepen biblical understanding by interpreting
scripture through artistic means; to develop a contextual expression
of the Gospel.
As an organization they hope to enhance the clarity of Christian expression
through artistic means and to empower artists to share the Gospel with
committee of BCAA are:
Advisor: I Nyoman Darsane, I Ketut Lasia,
Rev. Yatma Pramana
Chairperson: Ni Ketut Sri Wardani
Secretary: Erland Sibuea.
In it's very young
age, BCAA has successfully held exhibitions two times within one year.
The first was on March 23 -April 21, 2003 with 33 artworks and the the
second was started from August 16 to September 16, 2003 at the: Galery
GKI Bali, Jl. Raya Puputan 108 Renon, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
Artists that participated in these exhibition are: Nyoman Darsane, Ketut
Lasia, Ni Ketut Sri Wardani, I Gd. Yosef Darsane, I Komang Wahyu S.
Lasia, I Gd. Sukana Kariana, Tina Bailey and Koni Herawati.
Rev. Yatma Pramana,
advisor of BCAA presented some thought in his article entitled "Art
as a means of communicating the Gospel", delivered at the second
exhibition of BCAA. He said:
is more about challenging viewers to experience the communication of
the Gospel through the artwork... Through this exhibition, the members
of BCAA intend to convey the communication which exists between their
experience of the Gospel. The exhibited paintings invite viewers to
communicate and dialogue with the source of the Gospel: God himself
in Jesus Christ. This dialogue can produce faith in God. Faith is not
just about words and ideas. It can materialize in the context of the
here and now. This faith focuses not only on the historical Jesus Christ
but also on the 'present' Christ who works through the hands of humanity."