Reviews Mother-Child Teams from Ahmedabad Paint Together on Canvases to Celebrate Their Relationship

Look at how art can connect generations in families, as 22 duos(or teams!) of Amdavadi mothers with their children paint together on canvas. Witness their tenderness and affection in the form of colours. Mother & Child Group photographs of Participants, Organizers and Guest of the Evening on the Inauguration Day. In JK Rowling’s popular tale, when Harry Potter’s mother cast herself between her son and the dark lord, his curse rebounded. The mother’s love kept her child safe through this ‘old magic’. Emotions of such love, protection, tenderness and motherhood flowed in the air of Amdavad ni Gufa at the Mother & Child group exhibition, for which 22 mother-child teams of Ahmedabad came together to collaboratively paint on triptychs. With charity as its purpose, every rupee incurred from the sale of the paintings in the show will be donated to Agantuk Foundation, Kolkata, which will benefit child development and senior citizens’ welfare services. The endearing art concept behind this exhibition was realised with the support of Art Tune and Agantuk Foundation. Curator Giriraj Kadia came up with an idea to give three triangular canvases to each participating duo (in some cases team of 3) of mother and child and to ask… Post-Age : 187 Artists Send a Postcard from the Past

Like a postcard from the past, ‘Post-Age’ stirs up old memories and urges the viewer to engage with the art on display. For this charity exhibition, 187 artists from across India and Ahmedabad have made paintings on postcards. The show’s sales will go towards revitalisation of the fabled Artists’ Centre in Mumbai, which is often remembered as… Dramatic art at its peak in Atmakatha at the Theatre Olympics

The final day’s performance of Mahesh Elkunchwar’s Atmakatha, directed by Vinay Sharma, proved an unplanned celebratory finale of the 15-day Theatre Olympics (Ahmedabad). Dramatic art ascended its peak in Kolkata-based Padatik’s production. The overflowing theatre-lovers at the Tagore Hall appreciated even the inbuilt rich silences, a couple of times one or two minutes long, trying to…

  • A Display of Compelling Works by Graduates of MSU at Gallery Ark in Vadodara

    12 recent alumni of MS University broach themes of decay and destruction, beauty and life, at the group exhibition ‘Embark’. Know what’s so unique about these works that are on display at the Gallery Ark, Vadodara, till May 10. The process of learning at an art school is somewhat akin to the concept of handwriting development. Though we are all simultaneously taught to write in the same pattern, we somehow develop our own techniques of writing during the process. Like this, though every student may have studied in the same class at an art school and received the same tutelage, everyone’s perspectives, mediums and ways of representing art turn out to be utterly unique. In every show I’ve visited so far of students of MS University – like Vis-a-Vis art…


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Yatra Archives 159 year old library in Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold free of cost. It can also be named as the commercial capital of Ahmedabad because it was historically one of the first… Fernandes Bridge : a unique book market of Ahmedabad !

Fernandes Bridge, the street is connecting readers with writers, students with publishers and curios beings with answers since decades. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Market in Ahmedabad Gujarat that serves thousands of people flocking… One of the oldest library of Ahmedabad – A discovery

The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined… Glimpses of magic theatre is capable of in Raashi Man

The nip in the air for a change was low and expectations were relatively high on the ground open to the sky at the young theatre writer-director Chintan Pandya’s residence for ‘a unique experience’ in the ‘environmental theatre’ format he…