Invitation – Multimedia Art Workshop by Young Artists – Chandigarh March 18-25/13


Lalit Kala Akademi
(National Academy of Art)
Regional Centre-Garhi, New Delhi
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
(State Academy of Art)
cordially invite you to
Multi Media Art-Workshop

Opening on 18 March 2013 – 11.30 am
At the Government Museum & Art Gallery
Sector 10 C, Chandigarh, India
Gagan Vij (New Delhi) Mentor
and nine young artists
Chetnaa Verma – New Media (New Delhi)
Manjot Kaur – Panting (Chandigarh)
Manmeet sandhu – Video (New Delhi)
Mansi Verma – Performance (New Delhi)
Nayan Kalita – Printmaking (Chandigarh)
Rajesh Ram – Installation (New Delhi)
Soumen Basu – Ceramics (New Delhi)
Suvajit Samanta – Sculpture (New Delhi)
Vijay Kumar – Digitographic (Chandigarh)

Artists at work 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
18 to 25 March 2013

N M Nawani, Incharge, Regional Centre, Garhi
Diwan Manna, Chairman, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
Rajan Shripad Fulari, Concept and Co-ordinator
RSVP: 011 26431849

Scholarships to 10 Young Artists 2010-2011

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
(State Academy of Art)
Scholarships given to 10 Young Artists
20-35 years of age

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is pleased to announce the names of the young artistes (20 – 35 years of age) selected for receiving Scholarships by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi for the year 2010-2011.

This is the third batch of artists being given scholarships since 2008.

The selected young artistes would be given Rs.36,000/- each (Rs. 3,000/- per month for one year). The scholarships are given in the names of renowned personalities from the world of art including Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Shergill, Dr. M. S. Randhawa, Le Corbusier, Manjit Bawa, J. Swaminathan, Jamini Roy, F. N. Souza, Sohan Qadri and Dr. Mulk Raj Anand.

The Scholarship programme, which is a first of its kind by any Akademi in the region, is a part of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi’s continuing efforts to promote, disseminate and encourage art and culture in this region and nationally. The scholarships are aimed to promote research and quest for individual signatures by the young artists in their respective fields.

The scholarship were open to artists residing in Chandigarh and its two satelite towns – Panchkula and Mohali for disciplines of drawing, graphics/ print making, painting, sculpture, multi -media, photography and installation.

All the scholarships are sponsored by various individual and corporate sponsors, which include:
ABC Paper – Pavan Khaitan, Key Foundation – Sonam Grewal and Anuraj Sandhu, Groz Beckert Asia Pvt Ltd, Micron Instruments – Vikram Sahgal, Mount Shivalik Breweries – Rajiv Bali, Paramjit Singh – Painter, Winsome Foundation – Ashish Bagrodia, Winsome Foundation – Manish Bagrodia, IndianARTCollectors .Com – Anuja Lath, Kamla Dials – Yashovardhan Saboo.

The work done by the scholars will be reviewed quarterly and would also be showcased in an exhibition at the end of the tenure of the scholarship.

The following Young Artists are being given Scholarships by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi for the year 2010-2011

Names of Artist
Gagandeep Kaur, Kapoor Saini, Kuljeet Kaur, Lakhwinder Singh, Manjot Kaur, Nayan M.Kalita, Naresh Kumar, Ravish Kala, Robin Singh, Seema.

Tributes to M F Hussain, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, June 10/11

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
pays tributes to
M. F. Hussain
1915 – 2011

Krishen Khanna
renowned artist and contemporary of Hussain will speak about the art and times of M. F. Hussain

In the presence of renowned Art Historian
Professor B. N. Goswamy

on 10th June 2011
At 5.30 pm
Conference Hall
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
State Library, Sector 34 A
Chandigarh 160022, India

Diwan Manna

Elevated-Enlightened Human Body – paintings by Jatin Das – Chandigarh May 20/11

Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
cordially invites you to the opening
of an exhibition
Elevated-Enlightened Human Body
Oils, Water Colours, Drawings – a selection
Jatin Das
May 20, 2011
5.30 pm
The Art Galleries of Punjab Arts Council
Sector 16, Rose Garden
Chandigarh, India

Exhibition open from May 21 to 29
Daily 11.30 am to 8.00 pm

Diwan Manna
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
State Library, Sector 34 A
Chandigarh 160022, India

Jatin Das is a contemporary Indian artist originally from the erstwhile princely state of Mayurbhanj, Orissa. Born on 2nd Dec, 1941, he studied painting at Sir J. J. School of Art in Bombay and moved to Delhi in 1968. He has been painting for over 50 years.

Jatin draws with conte, paints with oil and water colour, engraves on zinc and copper plates. He has been commissioned to execute many murals in India including the large one for the Indian parliament in New Delhi “Mohenjodaro to Mahatma Gandhi”: Five Thousand Years of India. He has also executed steel sculptural installations in India. He has held more than 55 one man shows in India and overseas and participated in National and International group shows, such as Paris Biennale, Venice Biennale, Tokyo Biennale and India Triennale. He has been honoured with two honorary doctorates from two universities.

Other than being an artist, he is also a professor of art as well as a poet.

He has deep interest in traditional art and his collection of antiquity is being donated to the JD Centre of Art in Bhubaneshwar, established in 1997, of which he is the founder chairman. JDCA is the only centre in the country which has been setup by an artist for traditional and contemporary art. JDCA’s master plan and the architectural design is done by eminent architect B. V. Doshi. The centre has been supported by the state government, central government and UNESCO.

Jatin Das has a world-class archive of pankha (handfans) spanning over 27 year. The collection has been exhibited in the National Craft Museum in Delhi, Victoria Memorial Museum Calcutta, Fan Museum in London, Reitburg Museum Zurich, National Museum Philippines and National Art Gallery Kualalampur. The entire collection is being donated to a proposed Pankha Museum in Delhi dedicated to the Nation and the unknown crafts persons.

‘The Journey of a Moment in Time’ by Raghu Rai, Photo Exhibition, Chandigarh March 9/11

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
cordially invites you to the opening of

an Exhibition of Photographs
a Journey of a Moment in Time
by Raghu Rai
at the Galleries of

Punjab Arts Council, Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh 160 016, India
and a slide show and an Interactive Session with Raghu Rai
on 9th March 2011

Opening of the exhibition after the
Interactive Session at 5.30 pm at Dr. M. S. Randhawa Auditorium
Punjab Arts Council, Sector 16, Chandigarh

Exhibition open daily from 10 to 13 March Between 11 am and 7 pm

Kindly take your seats in the auditorium by 5.15 pm
Diwan Manna

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
State Library, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh 160 022, India
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Raghu Rai was born in the Punjab in 1942, qualified as civil engineer, started photography at the age of 23 in 1965.

He has been at the fore front of photography in India for more than forty years. He joined The Statesman newspaper as their chief photographer (1966 to 1976), and was then Picture Editor with Sunday—a weekly news magazine published from Calcutta (1977 to 1980).

In 1971, impressed by Rai’s exhibition at Gallery Delpire, Paris, the legendary photographer Henri Cartier Bresson nominated him to Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photographer’s cooperative. Rai took over as Picture Editor-Visualiser-Photographer of India Today, India’s leading news magazine in its formative years from 1982.

He worked on special issues and designs, contributing trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes of the decade (1982 to 1991) which became the talking point of the magazine.

He was awarded the ‘Padmashree’ in 1971, In 1992 he was awarded “Photographer of the Year” in the United States for the story “Human Management of Wildlife in India” published in National Geographic. Recently he has been conferred the award of Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.His photo essays have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers – including Time, Life, GEO, The New York Times, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Vogue, GQ, D magazine, Marie Claire, The Independent and the New Yorker. He has been an adjudicator for World Press Photo Contest, Amsterdam and UNESCO’s International Photo Contest for many times.

He has done extensive work on the photo documentation of 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy and its continuing effects on the lives of gas victims under a special assignment from Greenpeace International. This documentation was compiled into a book with 3 sets of exhibitions traveling in Europe, America, Australia, India and South East Asia from 2002 to 2005, which created greater awareness about the tragedy and bringing relief to many survivors. A special exhibition and picture book was created on India and Mexico in year 2002 in which his work was published along with two renowned photographers Graciela Iturbide (Mexico) and Sebastiao Salagado (France). His works have been published in major books done by Magnum Photos including Exhibitions.

In the last thirty five years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India and has produced more than 30 books including Raghu Rai’s India – Reflections in Colour and Reflections in BW, The Indians – Portraits from Album, Varanasi – Portrait of a civilization, Bombay / Mumbai, and Calcutta / Kolkata.



Artist Sohan Qadri Passed Away (condolence meeting in Chandigarh, March 6/11)

View Sohan Qadri’s profile

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Condoles the passing away of renowned artist Sohan Qadri

He breathed his last on 2nd March 2011 in Canada.

A condolence meeting will be held

On Sunday, 6th March 2011 at 4.30 pm

In the Conference Hall of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

State Library, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh 160 022, India

Tel: +91 (0)172 2620448

View Sohan Qadri’s work here



Report: Condolence Meeting in memory of Painter Manjit Bawa


A condolence meeting in the memory of eminent artist/painter Manjit Bawa, who passed away a few days earlier after being in coma for three years, was held by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi at its office in Sector 34 State Library this morning.

Renowned art critic Nirupama Dutt shared the Art and Times of Manjit Bawa with the audience consisting of various personalities from different walks of life who gathered to pay homage to the legendary artist. She chronicled Manjit’s life and art from the point of view of a friend as well as that of an art critic. She put in perspective his place in the history of modern Indian Art.


Diwan Manna, Chairman Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, shared the multi faceted aspects of Bawa’s personality – his love for Sufi music, his concern for social events and his unusual organizational skills. He said India had lost a very significant artist who was at the peak of his artistic journey and there was still a lot to come from his brush when he fell ill.

Others who spoke about their personal encounters with the artist and the respect they have for his art include Viren Tanwar, Malkit Singh, Jagdish Garcha and Shiv Singh.

Theatre personality Gurcharan Chani, Secretary Punjab Arts Council Rajpal Singh, artist S Raj Kumar, Novelist Neel Kamal Puri, Radio announcer Vijay Vashisht, Secretary CLKA Ravinder Sharma were among those present to pay tribute to the artist.

Neelam Mansingh Chowdhury, Dr. Atamjit, P Khurana and Vivek Atray sent their condolences.

Official Press Note:

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Manjit Bawa-Condolence Meeting, Chandigarh, Jan 04/09

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is holding a condolence meeting to mourn the sad departure of artist Manjit Bawa.

On January 4, 2009 (Sunday)
At 11.15 am
At the office of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
State Library, Sector 34A, Chandigarh, India

Nirupama Dutt will speak about the Art and Times of Manjit Bawa, along with other speakers who wish to share their experiences with the eminent painter.

Kindly join us to pay homage to the departed soul.

Diwan Manna
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi
+91 98159 88875

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