The Bauhaus gallery’s first exhibit: soil paintings by Talaandig artists

The Bauhaus at Dona Vicenta Village in Bajada, Davao City will launch its art gallery on February 20 with an exhibit of soil paintings by Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) from Bukdinon.

“Romance with Soil,” which will run from February 20 to March 12, is an exhibit of soil paintings by the Talaandig artists led by music and visual artist Waway Linsahay Saway.

The Bauhaus is a new complex along Dona Vicenta Road (across Chowking Bajada) that houses an architectural, graphics, and furniture design studio on top of an indigenous cuisine kitchen and coffeeshop.


Salima Saway Agra-an and the rest of the Talaandig Soil Painters use their canvas to tell the story of the Talaandig people. Thirty-nine soil paintings are on exhibit at the Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit in Davao City. in October 2019. Salima’s paintings will be among those featured in The Bauhaus gallery on February 20 to March 12. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO
Talaandig soil painters of Bukidnon at the opening of the 1st Mindanao Art Fair and Exhibit evening of October 4, 2019. The Talaandigs are the only Lumad artists participating in MindanaoArt. The group has 39 soil paintings at the exhibit. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

Geared towards developing a market for visual artists in support of the Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit, and Conference (MindanaoArt), TheBauhaus will be featuring regional artists participating in the 2020 MindanaoArt Fair and seeks to allow regional artists to earn and fund their MindanaoArt participation. The 2nd MindanaoArt Fair is scheduled from September 30 to October 4, 2020 still at the Atrium of Gaisano Mall of Davao.

Participating artists in “Romance with Soil” are: Waway Saway, Balugto Necosia,  Raul Bendit, Salima Saway-Agraan, Rj Saway, Chong Tecson, Johnrey Santisas, and Bads Saway.

Formal opening of the exhibit is at 4pm on February 20. The Talaandig artists will also be holding a concert on the same day after the opening at TheBauhaus performance space downstairs. (Press Release)