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UNSEEN THOUGHTS Art Exhibition By 8 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 6th to 12th June 2023

“Unseen Thoughts”

An exhibition of paintings, Graphics, Sculpture, Ceramics and Drawings By Contemporary artists –   Abdul Salam, Anju Paliwal, Dasarath Das, Dibakar Chandra, Gautam Das, Shrihari Dutta, Rakesh Sadhak , Ishaan Kewalramani 


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98312 59428, 98300 37608

Recent works of a group of 8 eclectic contemporary artists from Bengal and Lucknow have been displayed in a group art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 6th to 12th June 2023 between 11 am and 7 pm. It will showcase the unseen thoughts and art practices of 8 contemporary talented artists under one roof in an array of styles and artistic approach towards the medium technique adopted by the participating artists for the aesthetic and artistic adornment of vivid art works with the expected visual perspective and glorious effects of reality and ecstasy in the apt arenas.

This exhibition was inaugurated on 6th June 2023 by Mr. Kumar Desai, Advocate  Highcourt Mumbai in the presence of Mr. Vilas Shinde, Eminent Artist and many other  art lovers, collectors, patrons/ connoisseurs along with other art enthusiasts in the present art world.

The participating artists in this group art exhibition are:-

Abdul Salam, Anju Paliwal, Dasarath Das, Dibakar Chandra, Gautam Das, Shrihari Dutta, Rakesh Sadhak , Ishaan Kewalramani .

UNSEEN THOUGHTS Art Exhibition By 8 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir Art Gallery

CHITRAKATHHI ART GALLERY Presents Group Show By 5 Renowned Artists

From: 8th May to 7th June 2023

Chitrakathhi Art Gallery Presents

“Colours of Life”

Paintings Exhibition by Renowned Artists: –

Vitthal Hire, Pradip Sarkar,  Ashif Hossain, Deepak Patil, Paras Parmar


Chitrakathhi Art Gallery

402, Akruti Orion, Shraddhanand Road

Vile Parle(East), Mumbai 400 057

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 9321395514, 9892155680

A group art exhibition showcasing recent works of 5 renowned contemporary artists – Vitthal Hire, Pradip Sarkar, Ashif Hossain, Deepak Patil and Paras Parmar has been displayed in Chitrakathhi Art Gallery, Vile Parle, Mumbai from 8thMay to 7thJune 2023 Between 11:00 am to 7 pm.

Chitrakathhi Art Gallery was started by Anuradha Raikar- a well known Architect and art enthusiast .

in 2020. She did her B. Arch from Sir J. J. College of Architecture Mumbai. After achieving proficiency and eminence in her profession as a practicing Architect, she had a desire to start her well decorated Arts Studio where she could render her services for propagation of visual arts. She has been doing so for the last 3 years by executing customized requirements of Arts in various modules and norms as per the requisite needs of Art Collectors/ buyers as well as promoters of visual fine arts. This show is her debut venture in this field to promote the contemporary renowned artists and their art work in the present art scenario in order to reach prospective buyers/ collectors of fine arts.

Vitthal Hire :-His thematic works in water color on paper reveal the proficiency in and command over the medium and technique used for the aesthetic adornment of the various works with the desired visual perspectives. He has mostly emphasized the life style and struggle of various people in their life in rural environments, the sanctity of different festivals, the relevance of such celebrations in life, important vignettes of culture and heritage in rural and urban areas, beauty of nature and its numerous wonders and vivid religious fairs and their relevance in human life. His works being lucid and eloquent often receive overwhelming public response and appreciation from the present art world due to relevance of our heritage, religious glory and eternal spiritual fervor as well as apt color harmony and rhythm of the colors used for their artistic adornment with the desired visual aspects of eternity and divinity.

Pradip Sarkar :- He has expressed divinity of Art in his work showing the  ardent love for music and harmony. He has focused on spiritual and cultural aspects of the society to exhibit an imagery blended with Vedic meditation and the precept of self-control, connecting the individual soul with the universal spirit. His works depict the sage of urge in human mind whereby the depicted deeds inspire others through love, affection, innocence, emotional bonding, festivity etc. which, in turn, create the required ambience for his thematic peculiarity and expressions. Vivid musical instruments and their rhythmic visual aesthetic relevance and sanctity occupy a prominent place in his works.

Ashif Hossain – His work in Acrylic Colors on canvas reveals the subtle nuances of the spiritual fervors and eternal religious sanctity associated with Benaras Ghats. His works are unique in their own way and have their visual aesthetics achieved through apt color combinations and their harmony as well as rhythm in proper perspectives of visual arts. The lucid and expressive works revealing cultural vignettes of Benaras, temples and shrines there and the overall religious environment prevalent in that area soon share a dialogue with the viewers due to their clarity and visual glory as well as aesthetics in the desired arena.

Deepak Patil :- His works in OilColors illustrate fusion of reality and imagination in an expressive way. The transparent and fluid brushstrokes create ethereal feeling to the paintings. He brings out harmony and balance by infusing bright and muted colors and a striking play of light and shadow. He works in other mixed media including use of sand and other ingredients to adorn the works with the desired textural effects and surface finesse in apt arena and perspectives of visual arts.

Paras Parmar :- His Abstract  works are subtle yet vibrant and energetic which often express powerful brushstrokes showing the emerging independence of inner vision similar to dream-like views. Vivid works in acrylic colors on canvas indicate his struggle in life which he investigates, with his spirit to find the solution. His inner feelings and moods can be experienced by different brush techniques adopted by him for the artistic and aesthetic adornment of the work with the desired visual effects in the apt arena and perspectives of visual fine arts. Good color combinations and their aesthetic harmony and rhythm find a prominent place in his works.


CHITRAKATHHI ART GALLERY Presents Group Show By 5 Renowned Artists


MILLENISMAL Art Exhibition By 4 Contemporary In Jehangir

Millenismal – A Melange of Reminiscence & Reality

Recent work of a group of 4 contemporary artists – Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi and Dattaram Sudhakar Nerurkar has been displayed in a group art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery – Auditorium hall, M.G. Road Kala Ghoda Mumbai 400001 from 30th May to 5th June 2023 between 11 am and 7 pm. It will illustrate their genuine artistic instincts and skilful techniques in various mediums and norms under one roof.

This show was inaugurated on 30th May 2023 by Gourmoni Das in the presence of Tanuja Rane, Prof. Vishwanath Sable, Prakash Rajeshirke, Nilesh Kinkale, Apurva Nandi, Hansodnya Tambe, Smita Kinkale, Tathi Premchand.  

Vibing with the aura of a heritage aesthetic existence & the aspiration of a highly advanced future and the metamorphosis into that tomorrow, the Millenismal takes you back in time as much as it connects to the present. Curated by Artist and Art Curator Smita Kinkale, the exhibition tells stories from different walks of life, like a metre of a poetic expression sung by all together.

It is like getting lost in an artistic direction on a journey of discovering the elements we had left in the most sacred corners of our childhood memories. What makes this exhibition special is how the artists have created different versions of the same reality we all hold dearly within us, yet give us a way of exploring more with every artwork.

Belonging to the same time, yet coming from different places (geographic areas & cultures), the four artists enrich the exhibition by bringing together different journeys whose core essence perfectly syncs into one family sentiment of growing apart, yet together; connected by substantial values and an innovative future.

With four different forms of expression — printmaking, ceramics, painting, & sculpture — the four artists (Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Dattaram Nerurkar) have created a multiverse of experiences that balance traditional design with a contemporary approach, thus creating the rhythm through various elements of design, without limiting mediums & forms.

Anupama Dey

She worships Printmaking by portraying her real-life experiences through diverse techniques and methods. Growing up in a rural setup in the countryside, coexisting finely with human life, her perspective of involving often forgotten portions makes her prints purely relatable. A house lizard smoothly merging with other everyday elements will bring a smile to your face, truly redefining coexistence where we take it for granted.

With the belief that learning is a lifelong journey of possibilities, her exposure to forms of performing arts like music & dance, adds rhythm to her style and form of work. The depth of thought is visible through the natural aesthetics analogous to time and space, today, yesterday & tomorrow, depicting the ever-relatable parts of living.

Ashwathi Avinash

Her passion for bringing sentient dimensions to the multitude of her childhood experiences brought her closer to expressing herself through ceramics. Belonging to a culture that appreciates the earthy existence of the joy of living, her childhood playthings form the essence of her inspiration to express time in its most innocent, yet charismatic way.

Her artworks spark an element of interest and you are in another world as much as you start feeling good about reality.

The baking techniques she uses, connect to the old days of simple living and the texture translates into telling a story of the past that is eternally relevant and special. Her love for the functional utility of art pieces makes them merge into the space they occupy along with establishing the distinct identity of their aesthetic experience.

Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi

Crafting three-dimensional details into the artwork, his paintings look like the pages of a life-size story book inviting you into his world of nature and emotions. Coming from regions that are blessed with a divine natural world, his work speaks through profound emotions, textures, and nature-inspired elements that stunningly capture your attention and you would get lost in his work for hours, and yet find it interesting every new day or at times, moment.

His brushstrokes create a symphony on the canvas. You can truly find yourself in the story, and at times as an observer appreciating the art with the overwhelming emotions, flowing in sync with the aesthetics.

Dattaram Nerurkar

Rooted in beauty and speaking stories of time & space that are eternally pertinent, his artworks are abstract sculptures crafted from naturally found materials like wood, stone, and metal. The geometry of shapes and forms take you to a world beyond your regular curiosity. The three-dimensional melody of the sculpture is a realisation that an emotion can be expressed through abstract forms of being and yet become relatable to the deepest possible context of existence.

Aged wood and the stones that hold a world in themselves speak of boundless emotions and become poetry in multi-dimensions. Intentional edges and cuts, and at times, burns, add elements of reality to his artworks, thus harmoniously mixing them in the space around them along with establishing their abstract existence with aesthetic expressions.


It’s about time & space, and it is about depth, experiences, and expressions. Millenismal is an odyssey of each of these artists independently & in conjunction with the depiction of the past, present, & future. The framework of their thoughts expressed through form, shape, texture, colour, and pattern manifests through distinct identities, yet materialising in one ecosystem celebrated as Millenismal.

It is like an interlude of music that gives us the breathing space to celebrate the time that is gone, is yet to be, and the time that we live in. It’s a reality that frees your imagination as much as it enchants it, making Millenismal – a melange of reminiscence & reality, and a little more.

From: 30th May to 5th June 2023


Art Exhibition


Anupama Dey, Ashwathi Avinash, Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Dattaram Nerurkar


Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 86553 04515, +91 83691 75655


MILLENISMAL Art Exhibition By 4 Contemporary In Jehangir

DIGNITY OF LOVE An Exhibition of Paintings by Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar in Jehangir

16th   to 22nd May 2023

“Dignity of Love”

An Exhibition of Paintings by

Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar


Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 98201 13616

Dignity of Love 

A well known contemporary artist Shirish Mitbawkar will showcase his work in a solo art exhibition in hall no 1, Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 16th to 22nd May 2023 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will reveal his typical artistic perceptions about the dignity of love and its relevance / sanctity in the present materialistic world.

Shirish Mitbawkar had his art education upto G.D. (Arts) Drawing & Painting followed by Art Master’s diploma in which he stood 1st in order of merit in Maharashtra. Then he worked as Professor of fine arts in L.S. Raheja School of Arts, Bandra Mumbai from where he retired as a the head of department of the fine arts.  He has participated in several solo and group art shows in leading art galleries in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi etc as well as workshops and art camps at Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik, Mumbai etc. He is a proud recipient of many awards and prizes from prestigious promotional institution of national and international reputations.  He has received good public response and appreciations from the present art world for his presentations in these art galleries and his works are in collection of several art collectors and art promotional institutions. He has successfully handled several significant responsibilities and thereby rendered his yeoman services for the propagation of visual fine arts.

The present series highlights his artistic perception and innovative visual perspectives of the Dignity of Love” and their relevance / sanctity in the present era of modernism and neo standards of culture and heritage. Choosing Krishna as the main iconic muses and motifs for emotional affinity/attachment and sentimental rhythmic harmony of numerous feelings, he has aesthetically and artistically adorned his thematic works with the ethnic hues and ecstasy of eternal love between these omnipresent lover in his typical style of visual expressions. He has made optimum hues of several iconic motifs like Horses, bulls, conches, Lotus flowers, cows and calves, peacock feathers, flute, weapons like Gada and Chakra etc in apt arena and perspectives of his work to justify their relevance and sanctity in human life. His works are, in a way, the artistic ode to his conceptual perceptions and aesthetic standards of the visual glory eloquence, tranquility, eternal divinity and other related visual parameters of ecstasy and rhythmic harmony of the omnipresence of the divine love and its dignity.


DIGNITY OF LOVE An Exhibition of Paintings by Well-known artist Shirish Mitbawkar in Jehangir

The Spectrum Of Colours – Paintings And Sculptures Exhibition By 9 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

From: 2nd to 8th May 2023

“The Spectrum of Colours”

 An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures

By Laxminarayan  Sharma, Mamta Sharma, Rupesh Patil, Kumar Gaikwad, Raju Autade, Kalpana Arya, Chetan Vaity, Makrand Joshi, Shreyas Khanvilkar.


Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall

161-B, M.G.Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9594103078 / +91 9867693692  /  +91 9867693692

Spectrum of colours

A group of 9 contemporary talented artists are showing their latest paintings and sculptures in different mediums and styles in Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 2nd to 8th May, 2023 between 11 am. To 7 pm

This show was  inaugurated on 2nd May 2023  by Sukanya Mone(Actress), in the presence of Mr. Sandeep Shukla(General Secretary Mumbai Congress),  Ankur Kakatkar(Director), Amir Tadwalkar(Actor), Suchitra Gosavi(Actress), Vishwanath Sable(Dean – Sir JJ School of Art), Nitin Jadia(Art Lover) and  others.

Laxminarayan Sharma – He works in realistic style and has specialised in landscapes and portrait paintings. He has been actively working since last 40 years in art field. He has participated in about 75 solo and group art exhibitions and achieved Guinness Book of World record participation award & received many awards for his presentations. His works illustrate glimpses of Indian culture and tribal life / culture.

Mamta Sharma – She is a contemporary creative artist. She had her art education in Raheja School of Arts, Mumbai and Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.  She is a proud recipient of  prestigious awards as well as achieved Guinness Book of World record participation award,

She has actively participated in about 50 solo and group art exhibitions.  She works in  style and has been obsessed by love for nature and musical instruments. Her works prominently display iconic motifs based on nature, vivid emotions in human mind and rhythm of music in an expressive style.

Rupesh Patil – He is a professional fine artist and has showcased his thematic works in several solo and group art exhibitions all over the globe. A proud recipient of many national and international awards including Prafulla Dahanukar national award, he has been obsessed by Indian Culture, heritage and beauty of nature. He has done several custom made artworks and specialises in water colours / pastels.  His works on Indian culture & religions have been widely applauded by the art world.

Kumar Gaikwad – His works reflect Indian culture and its heritage. He strives to capture the essence of Indian culture and traditions through his art.  His works denote bright colours having thematic peculiarity and white backgrounds. His works are indicative of attractive colours and stylized forms in the unique stylish expressions.

Raju Autade – He works in Acrylic colours which mostly reveal a disciplined use of dots and vivid geometrical shapes. His works depict typical stylish presentation of various realms of life in an expressive style marked by unique iconic motifs and their colourful hues.

 Kalpana Arya – Her works denote simplicity and memoirs of old walls, narrow lanes and by lanes in rural areas and lifestyle of the folk in that area. The works also depict the vignettes of vintage memories of her stay in that region. The works have a nostalgic visual perspective and denote apt colour combinations to suit the thematic peculiarity and relevance. Her cityscapes are very attractive and stylish.

Chetan Vaity – His sculptures in White marble showcase vivid realms of life in urban area and glimpses of historical traditions and heritage of Indian culture. His works e.g. Hourse and others indicate his thoughtful and innovative peculiarities to adorn the works with the desired visual effects in apt perspectives. His works are mostly the wonderful twists to the traditional forms as well as indicative of good craftsmanship.

Makarand Joshi – His works in Water colours are bright and attractive. They are stylish and innovative and indicate the keen observational ability and creative instincts prevalent in him.  The works have a totally different look having been adorned with the desired visual perspectives and parameters in apt arena. Good perspective and stylish presentation of the theme in an attractive form and perspective are the special features of the works.

 Shreyas Khanvilkar – His works reflect the subtle nuances of the experience in Navy and Kinetic arts in relevant perspectives of visual fine arts. It shows an artistic amalgamation of old traditional and modern versions and modules of Indian Art & Culture. His works emphasize various philosophical aspects and dynamism in life and their relevant norms on an emotional plane.


The Spectrum Of Colours – Paintings And Sculptures Exhibition By 9 Contemporary Artists In Jehangir

SIDHHA Paintings Exhibition By Well-Known Artist Kudalayya Hiremath In Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 17th to 23rd April 2023


An Exhibition of Paintings by well-known artist Kudalayya Hiremath


Jehangir Art Gallery

Hirji Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm.

Contact: +91 94232  53005

This show was inaugurated on 17th April 2023 by Chief Guest Mr. Vijay Achrekar(Eminent Artist & President of The Art Society of India, Mumbai), Special Guests Ms. Pallavi Sabnis(Founder Colaba Art & Joint Secretary of The Art Society of India, Mumbai), Mr. Manojkumar Sakale(Eminent Artist ,Mumbai),  in the presence Mr. Vishwanath Sable (Dean of Sir J.J. School of Art)  Deepak Naphade,  Mrs. Alka Ora and many others.

Since the early times, Indian culture has always given utmost importance to animals. Whether in temples carved sculptures, caves or even in literature animals were included. Thus were born fables, morals stories, folklores and so on.

When I think of animals, my heart reaches out to a childhood memory that has been etched in my mind. We were taught poetry in school, named Punyakoti. Punyakoti was the name of a cow, and her story revolved around truth and sacrifice.

As the story goes, she once promises to return to an old hungry tiger as a prey, after she has fed her young one. Despite her calf and siblings moaning and coaxing her not to return, she does so believing in her virtues. The tiger, moved by her integrity, salutes her and gives up his own life, while freeing himself of the curse he would have invoked for killing such an innocent and truthful cow.

The emotions of this particular poem have stayed with me since then and thus the picturesque scenes of cattle outside temples, the Nandi inside the temple and bullocks dressed up for special festivities have always enchanted me. These beautiful scenes in real time have inspired my current exhibition “SIDHHA” connoting the meaning pure.

Through this exhibition, I have manifested the importance of the cow and the Nandi in our great culture.

——Kudalayya Hiremath



SIDHHA  Paintings Exhibition By Well-Known Artist Kudalayya Hiremath In Jehangir Art Gallery

REVELATIONS An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Deepak Mer In Jehangir

REVELATIONS An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Deepak Mer In Jehangir

Jan 27, 2023

From: 24th to 30th January 2023


An Exhibition of Paintings by Renowned artist Deepak Mer



Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: +91 9323677477, 9663595684

This show was inaugurated on 24th January 2023 by Mr. Padmanabh Bendre (Eminent Artist) in the presence of Satyajeet Shergil, Mr. Ratan Saha, Mrs. Anjana Banerjee, Mr. Ghanshyam Gupta,  Mr. Jeetendra Singh and others.

About House of Gods:

Do we have any meaningful control over our own lives or are we mere puppets dangling from the strings maneuvered by an ever-powerful entity? This is the proverbial and insistent question Deepak Mer has asked through his paintings – House of Gods.

Peer closely and you will discover a host of images hiding within/behind other images. It is a wonderful maze, a labyrinth of consciousness taking you to places the mind finds hard to fathom with its limited span of attention.

Some paintings will reveal the Kundalini Shakti, some the Nag bandha, another will depict something as simple as a compass. However, simple or complex the painting seems to be, it will always lure you to gaze and will divulge you secrets that at first defy the eye.

The main subjects are the figurines which are human bodies seemingly suspended in the air, using telling gestures, making you wonder whether they are asking the proverbial yet timeless question that man has still not been able to answer: “Does destiny exist? Is it all fated in the end? Or can we influence fate’s maneuvers? Should we live by our own rules or would romancing the Gods cut a better deal?” After all, the mystery of what we are meant to do here is yet to be deciphered.

All works are an enthralling concoction of the artist’s keen attention to detail and reveal a curious mind, a vivid imagination and his trademark talent of treading the unbeaten path. The paintings are a proud display of skill with the entire range of media available in terms of shades and hues and are the epitome of the ‘multi-layered’ genre in painting, in the end, creating a beautiful spectrum of textures and surfaces. And, thereby, hangs a tale.

This collection is Deepak’s most celebrated series and has enjoyed patronage over the years, so much so that some of these paintings are now adorning the walls in several countries other than India.


REVELATIONS An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Deepak Mer In Jehangir


Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

Jan 23, 2023

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly, an exhibition of photographs, artefacts and performance, on ‘Lavani’ – a traditional dance form of Maharashtra opened at the Nine Fish Art Gallery in Byculla, Mumbai.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Vidya Balan, with attendees including celebrities, artists, journalists and curators alike, including Parvez Damania, Anup Jalota, Rupali Suri, Niharica Raizada, Vilas Shinde and Pablo Bartholomew among others.
The 45 photographs that are documented over 20 years by Sudharak Olwe attempt to capture the ‘lavanya’ (beauty), struggles and journey of the social lives of these folk artistes and look beyond the popular perception of the traditional dance form. “I want to share their art and life in my photos,” elaborated Sudharak, who still continues to document the Lavani artistes.
More about Sudharak Olwe, who has been marking a new global space for Indian photography, with exhibitions in Malmo (Sweden), Lisbon, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Dhaka, Mumbai and Delhi among others. Olwe is known for his extraordinary work capturing in both rural and urban communities, presenting tales of resilience, courage, and change. In 2005, Olwe was one of the four awardees for National Geographic’s “All Roads Photography Program: In 2016, he received the Padma Shri, one of highest civilian awards awarded by the Government of India.
In the current exhibition, Sudharak Olwe’s timeless frames pay a tribute to this traditional art form that has contributed tremendously to the development of Marathi folk theatre. Prominent Lavani traditional folk artistes from Solapur were honoured at the event, the Lavani artistes shared their stories through their energetic performance as well. The proceeds helped the education of children of Lavani dancers.
Along with the photographs by Sudharak Olwe, artefacts curated by Gourmoni Das are also on display.
For the uninitiated, ‘Lavani’ is a traditional dance form that originated in Maharashtra in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lavani is performed on public stage, and is a performative tradition practiced by a certain set of communities consisting of interactive gestures, and songs and noted for its biting dialogues often toned with socio-political satire; the dancers are always agile and attentive to the audience’s reactions.
The exhibition was presented by Nine Fish Art Gallery & Dot Line Space Art Foundation.
About Nine Fish: Located within the charming precincts of a historic textile mill in Central Mumbai, Nine Fish Art Gallery seeks to explore connections between multiple art-related endeavours and create a stimulating space within the larger art ecosystem for emerging art practitioners of exceptional talent from across South Asia. Established in 2015, Nine Fish has since exhibited both national and international artists. It has consistently and independently provided Art Residencies and studio space to upcoming young artists as well as hosting five consecutive Art35 events over the years.
About Dot Line Space: Dot Line Space is an art platform started in 2015 in Mumbai with the aim to Create, Curate, Collaborate and Celebrate art in diverse forms started by graduates from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art. We believe in bringing together different art movements from around the globe and creating spaces which become talking points of historically diverse visual expressions. Our curation formats are imbued with sensitivity and debate, as we try to bring the regional arts and crafts of our country to the forefront. We aim to unleash each artist’s true essence with absolute integrity.


Vidya Balan inaugurates Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly Lavani photo exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

Jan 13, 2023

The bays of Mumbai are all set to welcome the panache of 50+ Art Galleries and 550+ Independent Artists at the Nehru Centre in Worli as India Art Festival brings its 11th city edition from January 19 to 22.

India – a country with rich cultural heritage and artistic tradition has been appreciated globally for the diverse and rich contribution to the art industry worldwide. But not all of her artists could establish themselves due to the lack of professional platforms available. To bridge this gap and facilitate artistic growth; India Art Festival has been democratising art viewing and buying since nearly a decade with its various endeavours and Art Fairs across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

The upcoming edition of India Art Festival is a fresh breeze of air that presents the buyer with a choice of over 5500+ artworks along different themes, styles, and mediums of art. The advent of this 4-day art festival commences with the Inauguration on Jan 19th at 11:30 am followed by a VIP Preview till 8.00 in the evening. The next three days from Jan 20th to 22nd are open for public viewing and buying. With Free Entry on all four days, the organisers invite art enthusiasts and connoisseurs from all walks of life to view, buy and appreciate the unique creations of the participating artists and art galleries.

With an experience more than a decade of organising successful Art Fairs, India Art Festival Director, Rajendra along with his team gives voice to the many artists – eminent, experienced, and emerging in displaying their artistic talent to the world. In his words, “Art instills a different energy to those who engage with it. Both the artist and the collector are touched by the captivating prowess of Art that impacts them on a deeper level. But, with each individualistic expression and choice, it becomes a daunting task to explore and find the right connection where both the artist and the buyer feel fulfilled. India Art Festival strives to offer this opportunity by bringing a plethora of artists, each with its distinctive style that is ready to take on the spaces of Millennials and Gen-Z alike”.

India Art Festival does not limit itself to any preconceived notions about art and one may find in here the rare gems from the contemporary masters to the raw talent of the emerging and new-age artists. With diverse themes, art styles and art forms you can get your hands on abstracts, landscapes, figurative art, florals and spiritual thematic fusions, folk art forms and sculptures to modern, contemporary art with a futuristic appeal. Art Galleries and Artists from Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, Noida, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and other parts of the country can be seen across the 150+ booths.

The IAF Director Rajendra further adds, “What sets this year apart from the last twelve years is the fact that this year the fair gets bigger in all aspects. From the number of participating galleries both Indian and International to independent artists, the selection and curation has levelled up. Every year, we see a remarkable rise in the number of artworks being sold and this year I believe will surpass the records of previous years owing to the cutting-edge art pieces and styles that can be witnessed in this edition. The first of 2023, India Art Festival Mumbai edition is bringing together art lovers, collectors, and artists from the diaspora across the globe and the country in its entirety”.

The huge exhibition hall at the ground floor of the Nehru Centre is occupied with major and mid-level art galleries. This year, Gnani Arts from Singapore is returning with a fresh set of talented artists after its last successful stint at the India Art Festival. Bringing at the forefront the modern-day masters is Pastel Tale gallery that houses Ashok Bhowmick, DVS Krishna, Gurmeet Marwah, Haren Thakur, Kishore Sahu, Manoj Darekar, Prabhu Horsoor and Roy K John. Gallery Pioneer gets the best of the best on the walls with artists like Jogen Chowdhary, Thota Vaikuntam, Sakti Burman, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manu Parekh, and the list continues. Not to miss another set of art talents with Eminent Gallery with a few names like Arzoo Bajaj, Himmat Shah, Jagannath Paul, Prithvi Soni, Sameer Mondal and others. Another interesting take this year is by Rabi Arts who are displaying the works by Atul Dodiya, Sanat Kar, Vasundhara Broota Tiwary, Jagannath Mahapatra, and others.

Next up on the alley you will find Umakant Kanade, Dinkar Jadhav, K G Subramanyan, Nidhi Bhatia, Om Swami, Prakash Joshi, Sanjay Soni, Siddharth Shingade, Sujata Achrekar and Vinita Dasgupta – few of today’s well-established names with gallery Vision Art. The booths of thecurators.arts and Studio3 Art Gallery are a no miss section as they have a very interesting line-up of artists with HR Das, Kamar Alam, Nishant Dange, Amol Pawar,  Ashif Hossain, Ganesh Panda, Seema Kohli, Mohan Naik, Sudip Roy, Prasad Mane, Vivek Nimbolkar, Shampa Sircar Das and others. This year’s participating galleries also include Gallery Grayscale, Gallery Artezevous and Gallerie Art Eterne with their modern contemporary collection.

Next up on the list are artist duos Shobitha Hariharan and Nalini Joshi represented by artists collective Serendipity Arts and Nikita Tater and Nidhi Choudhari by Anaki Studios. Gallery Sneha Arts and Artecious bring in a set of emerging artists who look promising with their distinctive style. This floor also gets you the opportunity to witness the works of artists like Tanisha Bakshi, Pankaj Bawdekar and Kaveta Sachdeva. Don’t forget to catch up with Krishna Patel represented by Bink Amour Infini, Aarti Mandre by 16 Moons Art Studio, Minakshi Patil by Nitya Artist Center and Rahat Kazmi and Swetha Nagori represented by Rahat Arts and SpectrArt Gallery respectively.

India Art Festival has time and again proven that it is a one-stop solution in finding the art of all tastes and likings. So, if you are looking to catch up on art inspired by Gen-Z, do not miss out on the booth by Magnetic Art House. For carefully curated emotive artworks, visit Kalastrot. H Art Gallery stands out with striking bold use of colours that pop out to make a statement. If you are in here for detail-oriented works, go in for artworks by Uchaan Art Gallery. They make you feel you are a part of the artworks. Also, not to miss is the setup by Canvas Dreams Gallery that is bringing forth an artist trio this time. Gallery Rustgrey brings in a set of six emerging artists who seem to have already carved a name for themselves. To pick up some cutting-edge artworks, spend some time at the Bombay Art Society’s booth. If you are on the outlook for realistic artwork, look no further than the ArteHut Gallery booth. Also showcasing are Gallery ArtVista, Rhythm Art, Ajala Foundation, and Charvi Gallery with different themes ranging from modern, traditional, and spiritual art.

If you are seeking some folk or tribal art that is connected to the roots of India, then you have Gallery Art Nouveau and Gallery OPS giving you a special insight into Gond, Bhil, Warli Art and Kerala Murals. Also, take note of a spiritual thematic fusion art by Labheshwar Diamond Gallery and check out the unique approach by Teleperformance Sponsored Artists. Pick up works that emote the culture and tradition of Maharashtra by Shrirang Art Gallery. The Curators Gallery brings you a handpicked selection of the best modern Indian Art. Be ready to be captivated by the Pichhwai collections of Pichhwai by Beyond Square. For monochromatic charcoal collection, visit ArtDesh Foundation exhibiting the works of Gautam Patole.

As you move on to the second floor of the magnum Nehru Centre, be ready to be awestruck by the Artist Pavilion. This part of India Art Festival gives a chance to independent artists to showcase their creative genes while also becoming the platform for art collectors and buyers to directly initiate a dialogue with the emerging pool of artistic talents. Seascapes, landscapes, rural and urban scenarios, and abstracts are seen in abundance in the Artists Pavilion with names like Harshika Patki, Amar Hulgeri, Uma Krishnamoorthy, Anaya Jetha, Sharu Anjirbag and Chetna Airani. Also, witness the beauty of abstracted landscapes by Sunil & Swati Kale.

Bringing in the mix of modern, contemporary art that is picked by many private buyers and representatives of the hospitality sector to deck up their walls is by artists like Rajesh Kedare, Prachi Parekh, Kanchan Mahante, Ria Das, Anupama Thakoor, Namrata Bagwe-Salian, Asha Shetty, Anisha Gupta, Agastya Kar, Sonal Nadkarni, Madhuri Patwari, Mohan Udgiri, Ramalingam Muthukrishnan, Annarapu Narender, Lakshmikant Gupta, A G Nellagi, Swati Goel, Rashmi Pote, Nandini Bajekal, Prashant Hirlekar, Goojan Jain, Janhavi Bhide, Pavani Nagpal, Jayati Dana and Uttara Samant. Also, not to miss on the list are abstract artworks by artists Reena Naik, Geetu Kalani, Neha Jhunjhunwala, Shraddha Shah, Shashwati Devsharma, BBG Tilak and Bhavna Seth.

Artists like Shivani Banerjee, Antara Srivastva, Archana Mehta, Priti Mahashabde and Vasanti Gokani have a collection of spiritually inclined themes that radiate an aura of their own. Also, you can lay your hands on sculptures by Sonali Maitra Paul, Ishwar Shetty, and Rohan Sonavane. The hottest trending Resin Art can be found by Ashwini Gore and Shyama Nadimpalli. Also, witness alcohol ink creations by Anuja Aggarwal and Anju Pal. Madhavi Bhaskar have come up with a display of her wildlife series which is a must visit for animal lovers.

The ones that are seeking the evergreen monochromatic black and white works, should check out Milind Varangoankar for his pen and acrylic works and Pinky Gangar for a unique approach to black and white using acrylics. As you enter this area, displayed on the forefront are the magnanimous, hyper realistic works in Charcoal and Graphite by artist Om Thadkar. Along the same lines, are works by artist Praveena Parepalli that are inspired by life in the wild. Her works standout with a gold inlay against the greys of charcoal.

Also, in here you will find the collections of works by artists and curators like Erum Khan, Pooja Agarwal, Falgunni Shah and Shweta Agarwal. A few names that have stood out among the Artist Pavilion are artists like Kanishka Mehra who does thread and nail art; artist Zehra Hussain Chughtai with a unique approach to stylised modern Mughal art, Lomita Nanda who is showcasing Mandala Art infused with Sacred Geometry, Karishma Mehta and Sudha Adarsh with her distinctive Relief Artwork.

With success year after year, India Art Festival stood the test of time in establishing a name for itself as India’s leading Contemporary Art Fair. It adds to the trust of art buyers and collectors by bringing up the freshest faces alongside the talented masters. With this, it provides a non-disputable platform to art galleries as well as artists of all genres to come forward and carve a name for themselves. If you are an art enthusiast, this four-day Art Festival is an event you cannot miss.


India’s Most Awaited Contemporary Art Fair – India Art Festival Is Back In Town

निर्देशक अजहर हुसैन द्वारा कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल सीजन-3 का सफल आयोजन

निर्देशक अजहर हुसैन द्वारा कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल सीजन-3 का सफल आयोजन

Dec 28, 2022

रेडएसिड फिल्म्स द्वारा प्रस्तुत फेस्टिवल के ज्यूरी मेम्बर्स में राहुल रॉय, दिलीप सेन, सुनील पाल और अली खान सहित कई हस्तियां रहीं शामिल

बॉलीवुड के विख्यात निर्माता निर्देशक अजहर हुसैन ने 26 दिसंबर को मुंबई में हुए एक भव्य समारोह में कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल सीजन-3 2022 का सफल आयोजन किया।

रेडएसिड फिल्म्स द्वारा प्रस्तुत कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल की डायरेक्टर नाज काजी और इवेंट के होस्ट सुफियान कपाड़िया थे।

बता दें कि केएसएफएफ KSFF भारत में सबसे प्रमुख शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल्स में से एक के रूप में उभरा है, जिसमें बेहतरीन प्रोग्रामिंग और गहराई से जुड़े सिनेप्रेमी दर्शक हैं।

इस समारोह में सम्मानित ज्यूरी मेम्बर्स थे संगीतकार दिलीप सेन, राहुल रॉय (अभिनेता) सुनील पाल (कॉमेडियन), अली खान (अभिनेता), डॉ. अजय सहाय (अभिनेता व निर्देशक) और रमेश गोयल (अभिनेता).

इस कार्यक्रम में गेस्ट ऑफ ऑनर थे मुश्ताक खान (अभिनेता), पंकज बेरी (अभिनेता), पृथ्वी वज़ीर (अभिनेता), राजेश देसाई (अभिनेता), सुरेंद्र ठाकुर (अभिनेता), आरती नागपाल (अभिनेत्री), मेहुल भोजक (अभिनेता), श्याम लाल (अभिनेता), अर्पित गर्ग (ब्रैंडेक्स एंटरटेनमेंट के सीएमडी), अनीस बारूदवाले (लेखक व निर्देशक), शब्बीर शेख व ज़ुबैर शेख (संस्थापक निदेशक और सीईओ फॉर्च्यून लाइफलाइन),

रविंदर पुंडीर (मन्नत इंडिया मार्केटिंग प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के एमडी और सीईओ), राजकुमार तिवारी (मुंबई ग्लोबल समाचार पत्र), शाहीन खान (अभिनेत्री), वसीम सिद्दीकी (फेम मीडिया), नजमा शेख (फेम मीडिया), शबाना मेराज शेख (अभिनेत्री व मीशा फॉरएवर फिटनेस जिम की सह-संस्थापक), अश्विन ठक्कर (टैलेंट मैनेजर), जुबैर खान (B4U म्युज़िक), मोहित गुप्ता (अभिनेता और KSFF टीम), शाहिद खान (प्रोडक्शन मैनेजर और KSFF टीम).

इस फ़िल्म फेस्टिवल में विजेता फिल्मों की सूची इस प्रकार है। सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म अंतर, बेस्ट फिल्म फर्स्ट रनर अप कपड़ा, बेस्ट फिल्म सेकेंड रनर अप चप्पल, बेस्ट फिल्म थर्ड रनर अप ऑक्सीजन, सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म संपादक ब्यानव, सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म अभिनेता तमाशबीन, बेस्ट फिल्म सिनेमैटोग्राफर द जोकर, सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म निर्देशन कल्लावेम कथुम आरा.

बता दें कि इस फेस्टिवल के लिए पूरे भारत से कई भाषाओं में फिल्में जमा की गई थीं।

कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल के तीसरे सीजन में शॉर्ट फिल्म निर्माताओं के लिए प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया, इस प्लेटफॉर्म की परिकल्पना निर्देशक अजहर हुसैन ने की है और केएसएफएफ रेडएसिड फिल्म्स द्वारा प्रस्तुत किया गया।


निर्देशक अजहर हुसैन द्वारा कलाकार शॉर्ट फिल्म फेस्टिवल सीजन-3 का सफल आयोजन