Patta Chitra artworks from The Dancing Line exhibition pay an ode to Jagannatha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu in Puri temple, Odisha

Sketches from the Here be dragons and other coded landscapes series creatively reinterpret territorial boundaries

Proceeds from exhibition-cum-sale of art and crafts at Serendipity Arts Festival will be used to support artisanal communities

Hues and Clues is a series of abstract paintings, mixed media works, videos and installations by artist Sahaya Sharma

Textile designer Priya Ravish Mehra’s latest creations are based on an ongoing phase in her personal journey

Art exhibitions that are a must visit this season

by Aishwarya Bhagat Apr 03, 2017 Experience the diversity of Indian culture and traditions through our compilation of art shows and festivals scheduled to be held this season across the country. The works on showcase are based on thought-provoking themes that aim to make a difference.

MUMBAI

Enjoy a pictorial narration of Indian mythology

For the first time in Mumbai, Artisans’ is all set to host a solo exhibition by National Award winning Patta Chitra artist Bijay Parida, titled The Dancing Line. In Patta Chitra, cloth or palm leaves are used as the canvas instead of paper. The artworks on display are rooted in the worship of Jagannatha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu in the temple of Puri, Odisha. The theme of these paintings mostly revolves around mythological stories and folklore.

When: April 4 to 8, 2017
Where: Artisans’, 52-56, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 23
Website: www.artisanscentre.com

Reinterpret boundaries dividing territories

Art writer and critic Meera Menezes will unveil Here Be Dragons and Other Coded Landscapes, a series of artworks curated by her. “Here be dragons” was a term purportedly used by medieval cartographers to denote potentially dangerous territories on the map. This exhibition offers artists a chance to sketch maps from an individual perspective, resulting in unexpected linkages and a complete reimagination of geography.

When: April 13 to May 31, 2017
Where: Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Grants Building, 2nd Floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 05
Website: www.sakshigallery.com


NEW DELHI

Feel the magic woven by natural fibres

Textile designer Priya Ravish Mehra will be revealing a collection of mixed media works at Threshold Art Gallery. She has drawn inspiration for this exhibition from an ongoing stage in her personal life. She uses the traditional darning technique on natural fruit fibres as a metaphor to indicate unexpected changes that sometimes occur in our otherwise smooth-sailing lives.

When: Till April 20, 2017
Where: Threshold Art Gallery, C221, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi 17
Website: www.gallerythreshold.com

Witness a cultural extravaganza

After an eight day celebration in Goa in December 2016, Serendipity Arts Festival is gearing up for its New Delhi edition at Bikaner House this month. The grand event will include a crafts exhibition, photography show and various other activities. One of the highlights of the festival, the Indian Crafts: Traditions and Expressions exhibition-cum-sale by curator Manjari Nirula and museologist Jyotindra Jain will use its proceeds to support artisanal communities.

When: April 6-16, 2017
Where: Bikaner House, Pandara Flats, India Gate, New Delhi 11
Website: www.facebook.com/BikanerHouse16

Set your imagination free
Hues and Clues will be artist Sahaya Sharma’s third solo exhibition of abstract art in New Delhi. The exhibit comprises not just paintings but also mixed media works, videos and installations. Bound by clues that appear as metaphors and textures emerge like visual memories of sights, sounds and smells, there is a single thread of familiarity that flows throughout her creations.

When: April 2 to 8, 2017
Where: Gallery Articulate, B70, Gulmohar Park, The Basement, New Delhi 65
Website: www.twitter.com/articulatedelhi

JAIPUR

View art creations by upcoming talent at this fair

Pratibha Educational Development Research Society will be organising a five day Art and Craft fair at Jawahar Kala Kendra. The prime objective of the fair is to provide a platform to young artists and artisans to showcase their talent and to help the general public develop an appreciation for art and craft.

When: April 2 to 6, 2017
Where: Shilpgram, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 04
Website: www.jaipurkalamahotsav.com

Textile designer Priya Ravish Mehra’s latest creations are based on an ongoing phase in her personal journey