This week it is a Photography show at Amdavad ni Gufa. Coming precisely a year after Jyoti Bhatt’s pre-Corona Lockout show about the Indian Portrait – Part XI in March 2020, titled Mati, meaning ‘the dust’, this one at hand opened on Tuesday as usual in the presence of senior photographer and photography teacher Parmanand Dalwadi; Dean and Faculty Member in Fine Arts at MSU, Prof N G Bagodi and Bipin Patel. The show is featuring eighty six photographs by Ramesh Lohar; and by contrast to the last show of portraits by Bhatt and Archer that we remember, it is about magnificent sights from around the world. An interior designer by profession who is thereby required to see and interact…...
Apr 26, 2021 - May 01, 2021
Join us for the solo exhibition of my artworks on “Padmasana” starting from 27th April to 2nd May at Amdavad ni Gufa! This upcoming event is organized for all art lovers and individuals who wish to explore and enjoy Spiritual artworks. Also it will provide platform to art lovers and interior designers. Please make your…
In this Photo Studio, photographer Ashish Mehta of ‘Meet Me at Khadia’, who has been running a time-honoured photo-walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad captures the authentic flavour of Amdavad’s kite festival known as Uttarayan.
Also known as Makar Sankranti in various traditions, Uttarayan festival, is dedicated to the Sun God and marks end of the 6 month period that began with June Solstice. Makar Sankranti, the Indian equivalent of Winter solstice marks the beginning of 6 month long ‘Uttarayan’ period, in which the northern hemisphere of the planet is tilted towards the Sun. Considered an auspicious time for new beginnings, particularly in agrarian societies, this day is marked with lot of festivity. The festivity is passionately celebrated all across India, but in the city of Ahmedabad, it is specially rejoiced by flying vivid kites using a sharp abrasive string called Manja.
The Heritage city of Ahmedabad is famous for its Uttarayan revelry as people and families gather on the Pol terraces to fly kites with utmost enthusiasm. The festivity is marked with authentic Gujarati dishes including the quintessential dish full of winter vegetables called Undhiyu. This album is a compilation of Mehta’s four years of Uttarayan photography, which was mostly conducted during the evening times of the festival in the Khadia Pol. The senior lensman is using Canon 1100D to capture the saffron hues of the Amdavadi Uttarayan skies.
To be a part of this celebration, you can contact Ashish Mehta as this year he has organised a ‘Uttarayan in Pol‘ event within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since the happening is meant to be a traditional affair, participants will be given colourful kites, environment friendly manja, lip-smacking indigenous delicacies and of course an original Amdavadi Uttarayan experience curated by Mehta himself.
The captions of the photographs are the different names of Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti in various regions of India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Jan 26, 2021
Artist Manhar Kapadia at the show Manhar Kapadia has built a strong reputation over years as a painter who devotes himself majorly to painting the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. A substantial body of his work from his sixteen solo exhibitions and a greater number of group exhibitions all over the country has thus…
Mar 16, 2021
This week it is a Photography show at Amdavad ni Gufa. Coming precisely a year after Jyoti Bhatt’s pre-Corona Lockout show about the Indian Portrait – Part XI in March 2020, titled Mati, meaning ‘the dust’, this one at hand opened on Tuesday as usual in the presence of senior photographer and photography teacher Parmanand…
Mar 9, 2021
Come March with its much celebrated International Day for Women on 08th; or Come September and the art fraternity in Apnu Amdavad can be sure, there will be a biannual show by this modest group that we know with the name of Gujarat Visual Women Artists’ Association (GVWA). And sure you have it this season…
Mar 3, 2021
Nirgun is the 29th solo show by the senior female artist of Gujarat Trupti Dave. The show opened at the Amdavad ni Gufa in Ahmedabad’s central area of Navrangpura adjacent to the Gujarat University, which can boast of the unofficial Art District of the city with five major, now also the oldest and the most…
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