2024 Pure View® in Bali, Indonesia

Schools in Baru Village – SD Negeri 2 Baru (Elementary School) and SMP NEGERI 3 MARGA (Secondary School)

Dates: August 1st to August 12th, 2024

Pure View®️Bali Baru

Baru is a village in Marga District, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Established in 2014 under the Tabanan Regional Regulation No. 1/2014 as an expansion project of the old village, it comprises four banjars: Banjar Pinge, Banjar Baru, Banjar Raden, and Banjar Susut.

SD Negeri 2 Baru (Baru Elementary School) and SMP NEGERI 3 MARGA (Marga State Junior High School) are the local schools in the village. Baru Elementary School has 49 students, while Marga Junior High School has 121 students. Both schools strive under limited conditions to provide skills training and cultural education to the children of the area, aiming to help their future development.

2024 Pure View®️Bali Baru Program

August 1st: Arrival in Denpasar, Bali from major cities worldwide

August 2nd: School assembly, introduction between volunteers and local children, one-on-one interaction, portrait sketching and exchange

Pure View®️meet Miao Zhai(Xiang Xi) Portrait Exchange among children

August 3rd: Sketching at Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

According to local folklore, “Jatiluwih” comes from “jaton” (charming) and “luwih” (good), suggesting it is a village full of goodwill, akin to a lucky charm. Another interpretation links it to Jatayu, a mythical creature resembling a golden-winged bird. Bali is renowned for its Subak irrigation system, considered sacred and culturally significant since the 11th century, developed in harmony with Hindu beliefs of living in harmony with nature.

August 4th: Market sketching

Local markets offer the best insight into the daily lives of locals; observation and sketching help integrate into local life.

August 5th: Sketching the 700-year-old Banyan Tree and Tanah Lot Temple

The ancient giant Banyan tree stands 75 meters tall with a 65-meter diameter. Locals often hear gamelan music emanating from its 50-meter height.

Tanah Lot Temple, known as the “floating temple,” is a magnificent structure in Tabanan Regency, built on the island’s southwest coast. It honors Dewa Baruna (or Bhatara Segara), the sea god. Only Hindus can visit the interior, which gets submerged during high tide, making it inaccessible.

August 6th: Traditional Balinese Shadow Puppetry (Wayang Bali) workshop

Wayang Bali integrates performance, singing, music, drama, literature, painting, sculpture, carving, and symbolic arts. Evolving over a millennium, it serves as a medium for communication, education, philosophical understanding, and entertainment.

August 7th: Visiting Balinese artists

Meet local artists, engage in on-site exchanges and experiences.

August 8th: Bali Exhibition Opening

08.09, Departure for Singapore

08.10, Exhibition setup in Singapore

08.11, Exhibition opening in Singapore

08.12, Return

The purpose of “Pure View”:

• Let art serve as a bridge, enabling children in rural villages and young volunteers from metropolis to discover a different world through children’s pure view and see a better version of themselves.

• Inspire and cultivate children’s observational skills, teach them to uncover the beauty around daily life in the village that might have been overlooked, promote folk and traditional cultures, strengthen their expression and presentation abilities, attract the attention of more knowledgeable individuals to develop the villages, and reduce the number of left-behind children.

• Organize exhibitions for the children, broaden their horizons, inspire their creativity, boost their self-confidence, and make every child feel loved and cared for. The art exhibition not only acknowledges the children’s efforts but also encourage them to strive for improvement.

• Establish more connections between children and others and with nature, reducing feelings of loneliness, stress, and excessive modern entertainment. This way children can reflect on themselves while helping others and contribute to making the world a better place.

Requirements for Junior Volunteers

  • Caring and loving
  • Self-sufficient, not afraid of hardship
  • Team spirit
  • Passion for art
  • Love of nature
  • Good physical condition, free of mental or physical illness
  • Accept responsibility for cleaning dormitories or local villagers’ homes as per school arrangements
  • Capable of helping others

Tasks for Junior Volunteers:

  • Provide care and build self-confidence for local students
  • Observe carefully and sincerely draw people, landscapes, and feelings
  • Share experiences with local primary school students, opening a window to the world
  • Learn about and disseminate local culture
  • Find ways to help and bring about change

Requirements for Senior Volunteers

  • Logistics
  • Filming
  • Teaching support
  • Assist junior volunteers
  • Team spirit
  • Responsible for daily meals as per school arrangements
  • Manage necessary medicines for junior volunteers
  • Assist teachers with daily tasks
  • Be responsible for personal safety and health during the project. Address local issues promptly with teachers, contribute to volunteer team visits and documentation concerning the safety of left-behind children.

Pure View® is a long-term art public welfare project using art as a bridge, a 1+1=1 initiative for mutual assistance and learning.

Pure View meet Da Ga Ji village( Yun Nan)

Pure View meet Qi Tai village(Xin Jiang)

Pure View meet Miao Zhai(Xiang Xi)

Pure View meet Da Ga Ji village( Yun Nan)

Children’s Valuable Field Investigation Records

Pure View meet Da Ga Ji village( Yun Nan)

Daily Sketches and Artwork

Pure View meet Qi Tai village(Xin Jiang)

Daily Sketches and Artwork

Pure View meet Miao Zhai(Xiang Xi)

Daily Sketches and Artwork

Participants’  comments:

Pure View® Exhibitions

Pure View meet Da Ga Ji village( Yun Nan)

Pure View meet Miao Zhai(Xiang Xi)

Pure View meet Qi Tai village(Xin Jiang)

Certificate for public service and exhibition

The founders of “Pure View”

Dr. Jie Li Elbrächter

Artist, Curator, Ph.D. in Art Anthropology, Philanthropist, Founder of “Pure View”, and mother of three children.
Studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Münster Academy of Fine Arts in Germany, Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland, Central Saint Martins in the UK, and Fudan University.
Has conducted field painting and investigations in remote areas multiple times yearly since adolescence, trekked Tibet, crossed India with her first child at five months old, and subsequently taken her children on exploratory, aid, and teaching missions worldwide each year.

Co-founders

Letian, Lu’An, and Luna Elbrächter

Co-founders of the “Pure View” , who have followed their mother to various developing countries and regions worldwide for over a decade, funding local schools and impoverished families, sharing knowledge, and building friendships with local children.