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Mystique Solo Art Exhibition by Shoeb Dastagir.

Solo Exhibition by Shoeb Dastagir

mystique-solo-exhibition-by-shoeb-dastagir-at-rangoli-metro-art-centre-bengaluruBorn in 1985, Artist Shoeb Dastagir has always known to be very creative since his childhood; he paints with various mediums-oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoals and anything that’s workable in his hands. He spent most of his teens in Bahrain and returned to India in the year 2000.

A student of Chitrakala Parishath between 2003-2006; he had to drop out of college in his third year as he fell ill in 2006 and it has been a long journey of recovery since. But with rock-solid support from his family, he continued painting throughout with brief but several interruptions and this will be his second solo painting exhibition.

Although his social skills are back to normal, he is still reluctant to go out and prefers to work in the quiet space of home. He also enjoys animation and dabbles in composing music and writing and keeps himself creatively occupied. He has completed an advanced course in Animation from Cavellier Institute.

His artworks are unique with a distinct style of fantasy realism that is depicted using bright hues and elaborate patterns and the apparent inspiration that he draws from his imagination. His paintings have an urge for expression as seen in most of his works-each canvas brings out different moods.

“Mystique” as titled by the Artist himself, is the fertility of his ideation bearing fruit …as he delves into chance and prediction. He seems to now be ready to take the viewer on a fresh journey of showing the different phases of feelings, emotions and thoughts that he has experienced over the years.The Woman seems to play a pivotal role as his muse & companion adding a sense of mystery,beauty & novelty to his artworks, which are often juxtaposed with self portraits expressing his moods & state of mind. Shoeb Dastagir lives and works in Bangalore.

Mystique from 30th September to 2nd October 2016 | 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Belaku Gallery,
Rangoli Metro Art Centre,
M.G Road,

Mukhyamantri | Kannada Play

Kannada Play
by KalaGangotri, Bengaluru

PlayWright: T S Lohitashwa
Director: Dr. B V Rajaram

Set in an atmosphere of swaying political loyalties, Mukhya Mantri follows the protagonist who is intent on retaining his position through the approaching elections. The pace of this modern Indian drama is like a flowing river – only signifying the eternal continuance of the state of matters.

Tickets available online on BookMyShow:

Tuesday | 27th September 2016 | 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue:

Mysooru Mallige | Kannada Play

mysooru-mallige-kannada-play-by-kalagangothri-bengaluru-based-on-k-s-narasimhaswamys-poems-at-ranga-shankara-bengaluruMysooru Mallige
Kannada Play
by Kalagangothri, Bengaluru Based on K S Narasimhaswamy’s poems

PlayWright: Rajendra Karanth
Director: Dr. B V Rajaram

The play is composed of K.S. Narasimhaswamy’s poems – a feast to every individual who enjoys a combination of music, dance, drama and a lot of emotions. It deals with every other poet’s life who has gone through a lot of ups and downs in his life. It is a treat to people who relish theatre.

Tickets available online on BookMyShow:

Wednesday | 28th September 2016 | 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue:

Presentation by Shirley Mathew

presentation-by-shirley-mathew-moderated-by-dr-pramila-lochan-organized-by-ananya-drishya-in-association-with-venkatappa-art-gallery-bengaluruPresentation by Shirley Mathew
Moderated by Dr. Pramila Lochan
Organized by
Ananya Drishya in association with Venkatappa Art Gallery

Shirley Mathew, a graduate in Psychology (Hons), Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, was initially interested in the nuances of drama and theatre in school and college. She has acted in plays and directed skits from a young age. All along she dabbled in art and later enrolled for intensive study in art at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the US. She further trained in Barcelona, Spain at the Escola Llotja, the institution where Picasso studied in his early years and his father had taught art. This was followed by a short residency at the Garhi Studios of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi that was enriching as an artist. She later trained in Tuscany, Italy and learned new techniques that led to another dimension in her creativity.

Shirley represented Karnataka at the Art Fusion Show, Mumbai, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Statehood of Maharashtra. She has participated in 50 shows apart from several solo shows and has displayed her works in 10 cities of India. She has honed her skills having completed courses in Madhubani Painting and Basic paper making courses conducted by well-known artists. Her philosophy is to touch as many lives positively with her creativity and has been conducting art awareness shows for many years in her studio. Shirley’s works are in the collection of private homes and corporate Houses in India and abroad. She lives and works in Bengaluru.

Dr. Pramila Lochan is an art historian engaged in research, documentation and writing since 1992. Her research contribution is in the area of ragamala painting, mural painting, folk, contemporary art and musicology. She has co-coordinated several workshops, exhibitions as well as projects for IGNCA SRC since 2002 that include digitization and catalogue documentation of Ganjifa cards and Survey, documentation and study of Mural Paintings of South India. She has curated and assisted in setting up an exclusive Gallery of Ganjifa cards for Heritage Village, Manipal in 2008-09. Her publication includes books, contributory chapters in edited volumes, research papers, and catalogue essays besides feature articles. Formerly Principal of Roerich Institute she has also taught art history courses at various art colleges of Bengaluru.

Presentation on Thursday | 29th September 2016 | 6:00 pm

Venkatappa Art Gallery,
Government Museum
Kasturba Road,
Bangalore 560 001.

ಗೋಪಾಲ್ ವಾಜಪೇಯಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ರಂಗ ನಮನ

%e0%b2%97%e0%b3%8b%e0%b2%aa%e0%b2%be%e0%b2%b2%e0%b3%8d-%e0%b2%b5%e0%b2%be%e0%b2%9c%e0%b2%aa%e0%b3%87%e0%b2%af%e0%b2%bf-%e0%b2%85%e0%b2%b5%e0%b2%b0%e0%b2%bf%e0%b2%97%e0%b3%86-%e0%b2%b0%e0%b2%82ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ, ಪತ್ರಿಕಾರಂಗ ಹಾಗೂ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ ಮೂರೂ ರಂಗದಲ್ಲೂ ತಮ್ಮದೇ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಠ ಛಾಪನ್ನು ಮೂಡಿಸಿದ್ದ ಖ್ಯಾತ ನಾಟಕಕಾರ, ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ, ಗೀತ ರಚನಾಕಾರ, ಸಂಭಾಷಣಾಕಾರ ದಿ. ಗೋಪಾಲ್ ವಾಜಪೇಯಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ, ಇದೇ ಬುಧವಾರ ದಿನಾಂಕ:೨೮-೦೯-೨೦೧೬ರಂದು ಜೆಪಿ ನಗರದ ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ ಅಂಗಳದಲ್ಲಿ ‘ರಂಗನಮನ’ವಿದೆ.

ನಾಡಿನ ಖ್ಯಾತ ಗಾಯಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಸಂಗೀತಾ ಕಟ್ಟಿ, ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಕಲ್ಪನಾ ನಾಗನಾಥ್, ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್, ಧನಂಜಯ್ ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ, ಶ್ರೀಪತಿ ಮಂಜನಬೈಲು, ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಹಡಪದ್ ಅವರುಗಳು ವಾಜಪೇಯಿ ವಿರಚಿತ ರಂಗಗೀತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಚಿತ್ರಗೀತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಡಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಶ್ರೀ. ಟಿ. ಜಿ. ಬಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ, ಸಿ. ಬಸವಲಿಂಗಯ್ಯ, ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ. ಜಿ. ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ, ಸುರೇಂದ್ರನಾಥ್, ಜೋಗಿ, ಜಿ.ಎನ್. ಮೋಹನ್ ಅವರುಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಆತ್ಮೀಯರು ವಾಜಪೇಯಿ ಅವರೊಂದಿಗಿನ ಒಡನಾಟವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ವಾಜಪೇಯಿ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ದಿನಾಂಕ: ೨೮ ಸೆಪ್ಟಂಬರ್ ೨೦೧೬ | ಸಂಜೆ ೬.೦೦ಕ್ಕೆ

ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ ಅಂಗಳ, ೧೪೮/೧,
೩೨ ಎ ಮುಖ್ಯರಸ್ತೆ,
ಜೆಪಿ ನಗರ, ಮೊದಲ ಹಂತ,

ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿ: ಆರ್.ವಿ ಡೆಂಟಲ್ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಗೇಟಿನ ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ರಸ್ತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಮುಂದೆ ನಡೆದು ಟ್ರಾನ್ಸ್’ಫರ್ಮರ್ ದಾಟಿಕೊಂಡು ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಬಂದರೆ, ೩೨ ಎ ಮುಖ್ಯರಸ್ತೆಯ ಬಲಬದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ ಅಂಗಳವಿದೆ.

Photography Competition on World Tourism Day.

Photography Competition on World Tourism Day
organized by NGMA Bengaluru

photography-competition-on-world-tourism-day-organized-by-ngma-bengaluruNational Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, Ministry of Culture, Government of India is holding a photography competition commemorating World Tourism Day, the competition is open to public (above 18 year).

The participants can shoot / capture the heritage building from outside and email one best photograph along with their contact details to The chosen best three photographs will be published on NGMA Bengaluru facebook and twiter page.

Photography Competition from 27th – 29th September 2016

Screening of Documentary REMEMBERING KURDI.

Vikalp Bengaluru presents Screening of Documentary REMEMBERING KURDI
a film by Saumyananda Sahi

Ever since the Salaulim Dam submerged the Kurdi census town in South Goa over three decades ago, 550 families have had to relocate and forge new lives elsewhere.

However, every year the waters recede and the ruins resurface for a few short weeks before the rains. During this time, past inhabitants return to what is left of their homes, to perform rituals, have picnics and remember their dead.

Gurucharan Kurdikar has vivid memories of his childhood in Kurdi – but now lives in a city far away. Venisha Fernandes was born after the submergence, but has grown up listening to stories of a lost paradise. Both return to search for where they belong – in places imagined and places real.

Gurucharan and Venisha converse with a whole array of people and traverse the arid landscape into the depths of the Salaulim reservoir. Different aspects of the landscape and prior societal inter-relationships begin to emerge. The harsh memories of caste and feudal injustice are discussed with as much curiosity and fervor as personal stories of loss and longing. Each community – be they Hindu, Christian, Muslim or the Gaonkar tribe – all tell of fractured histories.

As Venisha and Guru witness how gestures can bring to life trees and houses and rivers that are no more. They witness how the very act of remembering can also be an act of becoming part of the land.

Directors Biography
Born in Bangalore, Karnataka, in 1986, Saumyananda Sahi was the youngest participant in the Talent Campus India (2004), and the Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin International Film Festival (2005).

Over the last ten years Saumyananda has worked as a cinematographer on both documentaries as well as fiction features with eminent directors including Anne Aghion, Thomas F. Lennon, Kamal Swaroop, Gitanjali Rao, Vasant Nath, Arun Karthick, Anamika Huksar and Sunanda Bhat.


Screening of film on Thursday | 29th September 2016 | 7:00 PM

Everest Talkies,
1. Kenchappa Road,
opp. Bangalore East Railway Station
Fraser Town,
Bengaluru 560 005.

Directions to the Venue: