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

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.

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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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Punjabi Artists and Photographers at Uddari Art

Uddari Art Exhibition, the blog, began August 23rd with Shahid Mirza’s ‘kala Mainda Bhes’; and, in just over three months we already have the pleasure of viewing the work of over fifteen professional painters and photographers of Punjabi origin.

From Lahore, Chandigarh, New Delhi, London and Wales, our artists offer us unique styles, diverse forms and individual perspectives. The Creators deliver us our Punjab in images of color, and black and white; in paint and photography. Real and the unreal; pleasures and pain.
1. Kanwal Dhaliwal
2. Ayesha Farooq
3. Satish Gujral
4. Navpreet Kaur
5. Pran Nath Mago
6. Shahid Mirza
7. Sidharth
8. SL Parasher
9. Iqbal Rasheed
10. Prem Singh
1. Amarjit Chandan
2. Marek Jakubowski
3. Diwan Manna
4. Subhash Parihar
5. Gurvinder Singh
6. Prem Singh

View works displayed in the following themes:
– Modern Art by Punjabis
– City Spirit: Shahr Aatma
– Partition: The Punjab 1947
– Punjab Landscape
– People Punjab: Portraits and Groups
– Windows, Doors and Dwellings

Fauzia Rafique

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