Madra Homestay

Ketut, Wayan, and Madé

I Ketut Madra, his late wife Ni Wayan Konderi, and son I Madé Berata on the steps of the balé daje in the northwest corner of the homestay. Taken in June 2011 by Anggara Mahendra, the photo is the closing picture in the biographical essay about Madra in Ketut Madra and 100 Years of Balinese Wayang Painting. the catalogue for the exhibition of the same title at Ubud’s Museum Puri Lukisan in 2013. The book is still available in Bali both at the homestay and at Ganesha Book Shop in Ubud. Some of the paintings from that exhibition can still be seen in the gallery at the homestay; many more can be seen in digital form at

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  1. I have stayed with Ketut Madra regularly since 1977, including for two periods of a year each (1979 and 1982). I’ve stayed at other places too according to what logistics entail, but no matter where I stay, Ketut and Wayan’s is my home and always will be. I have never known nor had the privilege of feeling so close to people kinder, wiser, and gentler than they. The homestay is in very good condition as of my last visit in July 2013, and Ketut is at the peak of his powers as an artist. This is a tranquil, friendly space for knowledge and warmth, open to the world.

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