Everyone loves Dali! Come together to celebrate all things Dali on his special day.
Dali loves art! Dali Day kicks off with an exhibition of visual arts featuring work by artists from far and wide who count themselves among Dali’s very many friends and acquaintances. Unique and diverse, this one of a kind showcase takes place at SpaceShip Studios from 5-7pm and is free to the public.
Dali loves music and dancing! We’ve got a hot line up of Dali’s most favourite musicians guaranteed to bring the party and have you busting moves on the dance floor. Get your tickets quick to get down with Dali at SpaceShip from 8pm to midnight. After midnight the party kicks on at Common Room.
Dali loves style! Come dressed in your finest Dali inspired outfit. Go big!
Dali Susanto was born in the art capital of Indonesia, Yogyakarta and was brought up surrounded by artists. His mother and father owned and still run a batik gallery and studio where they teach local and international tourists the skills in batik work. Named after Salvador Dali, his parents hoped he would follow in the renowned artist’s footsteps and become an artist.
Since moving to New Zealand in 2007, Dali’s career as an artist has taken off and he has become a real identity in the flourishing Hawke's Bay arts scene. He has held several exhibitions at galleries in Hastings and Napier and has exhibited in Auckland and in the Taupo Museum. Dali produces bold paintings and designs, usually using acrylics, often resembling prints.