11am - 7pm
EXHIBITION OF MINIATURE PAINTINGS FROM RAJASTHAN
Naina Kumari, Navneem Pareek, Ghanshyam Nimbuk
Rhythm & Hues in Miniature Style
3 - 6 December, 2009
Private View on Friday 4th December, 6.00 pm
EXHIBITION: 'HOLDING TIME'
'HOLDING TIME' is a survey of still, object-based works derived out of 'Time-based' practices by artists. An opportunity to dialogue, debate and share how artists extend their practice from Performance, Moving Image and Time-based concerns into recording, documenting, interventions and object-making.
ONLINE CATALOGUE LINK: http://issuu.com/artexhibitions/docs/holding_time_exhibition_at_the_bhavan_centre_uk
Participating Artists are:
Arantxa Echarte, Beatrice Jarvis,Betttina John, Bill Leslie, Cinzia Cremona, Cos Ahmet, Daniel Somerville, Darshana Vora, David Theobald, Elaina Arkeooll, Ella Golt,Helena Eflerova, Herve Constant, Laura Davidson, Mat Chivers, Nicola Mccartney, Peter Nutley, Rachel Gomme, Sam Holden, Sebastian Edge, Sophia New, Teresa Paiva, Tory Smith, Wiracha Daochai andY aron Lapid.
Opening Preview: Thursday, April 8, 2010. 6.00pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 8-14, 11am-7pm.
Special Events: Sat & Sun,April 10 & 11, 3pm-5pm: Performances and artist's talks.
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INTRODUCTORY LECTURE ON KERALA MURAL PAINTING
An introduction to the art of Kerala Mural Painting given by artist Twinkle Sanjay, who will be commencing workshops in Kerala Mural Painting at the Bhavan.
Module 1: 1 hr: Introduction to Kerala Mural Paintings, April 17 follwed by Module 2.
Full course details in Art's section.
2pm - 5pm
Kerala Mural Painting Workshop
INTRODUCTORY LECTURE AND ART WORKSHOPS ON KERALA MURAL PAINTING
Description: An introduction to the art of Kerala Mural Painting given by artist Twinkle Sanjay, who will be commencing workshops in Kerala Mural Painting at the Bhavan Centre.
The history of Murals in Kerala can be traced to the seventh or eigth century AD. Though the art form developed as a temple art, it soon spread its wings and became universal. The Murals of Kerala bear the stamp of uniqueness in aesthetic composition and technique.
The Art workshops are suitable for everyone with an ability and aptitude for art. Modules can be taken independantly.
Module 1: Introduction to Kerala Mural Art Theory
Dates: April 17, 12-1pm
Time: 6.30pm- 7.30 pm
Module 2: Practical Drawing ( 7 sessions over 4 weekends)
Fee: ÃÂ£35 per class ( ÃÂ£25 concessions for Bhavan students)
7 sessions: ÃÂ£245 ( ÃÂ£175 concessions for Bhavan students)
Dates: April 17, 18, 25, 25 & May 8,9, 15, 2010.
Time: 2pm- 5pm
Content: This module includes a detailed study of ornaments and other accessories, background, borders, flora and fauna.
Module 3: Large painting on Canvas based on Kerala Mural (4 weeks, 3 hrs per day)
Fee: ÃÂ£250 ( ÃÂ£200 Bhavan students)
Dates: May & June 2010
Content: This module begins from priming the canvas to completing one large painting
(3 feet) with acrylic and watercolors, and is fully taught by the lead artist.
TEST EVENT ART
On the Banks of the Magical Ganges - Paintings in Miniature Style
Navneet Pareek, Naina Kumari and Ghanshyam Nibuk
JULY 15-18, 2010
Private View : Friday 16 July , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, followed by Odissi Dance Recital by renowned dancer Urbi Basu, 7 pm - 7:30 pm.
Recent works in Miniature Style by Naina Kumari, Ghanshyam Nimbuk, Navneet Pareek
Saturday, 17 July 2010 4 pm -5 pm
PILGRIMAGE Talk & Presentation by Ann Peerless (Lecturer on India The Victoria & Albert Museum And the British Museum)
Sunday, 18 July 2010 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Talk and Demonstration of Traditional Pigments by Anita Chowdry (Painter, Researcher & Educator)
About the exhibition:
From the captivating call of Mansarovar and Mount Kailasa, the Ganges is the life-giving link between the Himalayas and the burning plains.
Exhibiting their recent collection of work, three miniaturists- Navneet Pareek, Naina Kumari and Ghanshyam Nibuk have shown life on the banks of the magical Ganges from its source in the Himalayan snow-clad peaks to its merger with the Bay of Bengal.
The works depict a variety of subjects- perennial snow, cascading waterfalls, temples on the Ghats of Varanasi, floating oil-lamps and the rolling river in monsoon fury, colourful sailboats in Bangladesh and wild life in the Sunderbans. The mystery and power of the Ganga, and why it remains a river of legend and a perennial source of song and story.
Using the traditional natural dyes and fine hand-made squirrel-hair brushes, the artists excel themselves in their ability to depict exquisite detail in the jewel-like works of art.
An exhibition of Watercolour Paintings
Bhavesh Zala (India)
Bringing the simplicity, vibrancy and rural lifestyle into the subject matter of his art, Bhavesh Zala presents his latest series of works in Watercolour Wash technique at the MP Birla Millenium Art Gallery, Bhavan Centre London.
The Mute Gossip series catches the subtle nuances and postures of village folk from Saurashtra, India set in the lush colour fields of agricultural landscape, and inspire the artist to capture the essence in watercolour wash â a technique which the artist has honed and will be demonstrating in workshops during his exhibition at the gallery from September 8-13, 2010. Workshops on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 from 3pm-5.30pm.(Â£15). Demostration of Wash technique on Sunday 12th 1-2pm.
THE BUSINESS OF ART CONFERENCE
International Artists and Galleries
âThe Business of Artâ
A One-Day Conference that looks at the role of Art Galleries and promoters in bringing Contemporary Indian Art to International recognition.
Date: Conference: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (10 am â 5.30 pm)
Exhibition: Contemporary Art from India: October 13 -17, 2010 (11am-7pm daily)
Venue: Mountbatten Hall, Bhavan Centre, 4a Castletown Road, West Kensington, London W14 9HE
Delegate Pass: (Full Day conference pass) Â£35, Â£25, Â£15 (concessions/students)
Conference Overview: The recognition and position gained by Contemporary Indian Art, internationally, in the last decade has been phenomenal. Be it through representation of art and artists in International Art Expositions, Biennales, web galleries, auctions, and other means; galleries have played a crucial role in finding opportunities to expose Indian art in diverse ways.
This conference provides an opportunity for gallerists/promoters to share their strategies over the years to raise the profile of contemporary Indian Art, in their particular ways via presentations. This will be a unique opportunity for art academics, dealers, artists and art professionals to understand this first hand.
Chairpersons: Amrita Jhaveri and Dr. Heather Elgood will facilitate the construction of a timeline to best illustrate the emerging picture of Indian Contemporary Art in the International sphere.
Behroze Gandhy from Chemould Prescott Rd âMumbai, India
Guler Ates- artist â for The Loft - Mumbai, India
Premilla Baid from Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore, India
Roshini Vadehra from Vadhera Art Gallery- Delhi, India
Niru Ratnam from Aicon Gallery â London, UK
Conor Macklin from Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery â London,UK
Abha Housego from SaffronArt (auction house), â London UK
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS
Chhitubhai N Chauhan
22 & 23 Oct, 2010
An exhibiiton of oils and acrylics on canvas by Chhitubhai Chauhan from Gujarat, India. Themes explored are Divine Light Series, Village Life, Landscapes and the Monsoon Series.
HAND EMBOSSED FOIL ARTWORK
Oct 29- 31, 2010
An Exhibition of Hand Embossed Foil Artwork by Keshma Tanna. Themes explored are Ganesha, Indian series, Bamboo Art and Abstract Compositions (wood/ glass/ paper)."
PAINTINGS BY FIVE
Raju Mondhe, Shanti Panchal, Ritu Sood, Dilip Sur and Saleem Arif Quadri MBE.
Nov 5 - 18, 2010
Five Established painters from UK and Amsterdam exhibit for the first time at the Bhavan.
DRAWN IN-LINES OF POWER AND PLAY
DRAWN IN-LINES OF POWER AND PLAY
Drawings and Prints by Sunil Das, Manu Parekh, Jogen Chowdhury, Gurcharan Singh, Paritosh Sen, Dilip Sharma amongst others.
10:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Art Installation
by Sandeep Virdee
An inspiring multi-screen installation that re-imagines classical Indian performance for the digital age on six separate screens. Gundecha Brothers, are renowned for performing dhrupad, an ancient form of temple music and one of India's most important classical traditions.
The Picture and the dream - Italian artists group exhibition.
A stunning group exhibition by contemporary Italian artists.
Also on display, a tribute to the Spanish impressionist Salvador Dali, where you'll be able to see some unique engravings created and signed by the master himself.
EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS BY Giampaolo Muliari
An exhibition of Drawings by Italian artist, Giampaolo Muliari. 1pm- 6pm daily.
Private view: March 9, 4pm
By Tina Chandroji
Stunning paintings by Tina Chandroji, curated for the Bhavan by Dr Alka Pande.