About VAG

Visual Arts Gallery of the India Habitat Centre has come a long way since its inception in the July 2000. The India Habitat Centre has established itself as a locus, a platform for cultural activity, where there is an opportunity to display creative talent or witness excellence on display. The Visual Arts Gallery has been a hub of uninterrupted art activity spanning different genres, and crossing many a boundaries. From the visual art to seminars, and now traversing the path of the digital world, the Visual Arts Gallery has a finger on the pulse of contemporary art trends leading to a sharing and union of energies and ideas. The Gallery works in a multi-dimensional manner. From showcasing two-dimensional works to three-dimensional works, we are trying to bring the best of art traditions both nationally and internationally. There is also an interface between what is termed 'high art' to popular art traditions, very much in keeping with the philosophy and vision of the India Habitat Centre.

In the last fourteen years, as perhaps the largest non-profit centre in the country, we have been supporting art, crafts, material culture, emerging talent, and also the medium of photography. The immediacy of the medium of photography forms an inherent trajectory of the visual arts. Photography is now a serious art practice and we have hosted works by some of the well-known photographers of the country, namely Amit Pasricha, Amit Mehra, Prabir Purkayastha, among others. Their photo exhibits indeed herald the coming age of photography, and speak of the new levels to which photography is being taken.

Exhibition Calendar for this Month!



17th Mar - 06th Apr, 2018
CROSSROADS - Textile Journeys with Ritu Kumar. A solo textile exhibition by Ritu Kumar

08th Apr - 14th Apr, 2018
Timeless India 2018 - A solo painting exhibition by Sandeep Mani

12th Apr - 14th Apr, 2018
EMOTIONS IN COLOUR - A group painting exhibition

20th Apr - 23rd Apr, 2018
Bong Connecxn 3 - A group painting exhibition of Bengali artists

25th Apr, 2018
Sree - A group exhibition by various women artists- Vibha Arya Chaurasia, Meena Srinivasan, Simmi Rishi, Rangoli Gary, Kirandeep Matharu, Mukta Singh

27th Apr - 30th Apr, 2018
CIMA Art Mela - CIMA Art Gallery presents a Group painting and sculpture exhibition of over 70 renowned artists from all over India



02nd Apr - 05th Apr, 2018
Voice of Art - A Group Painting & Sculpture exhibition by various artists- Manotosh Mallick, Gopinath Basu, Tapan Karmakar, Nabanita Basu Roy, Indrajit Ghosh, Joyeeta Saha, Dr Rajani Tiwary, Subhendu Mondal, Subho, Ardhendu Mondal, Bikash Debnath, Debabrata Mondal,Tapash Nandi, Sudipta Seal, Maloy Chandan Saha

08th Apr - 10th Apr, 2018
Ebullient Landscapes and Portraits - A solo exhibition by Jigna Chaturvedi

12th Apr - 14th Apr, 2018
Emotions in Colour - A group painting exhibition by Nandita Bhattacharya, Swati Roy, and Anand Gopal Roy

15th Apr - 17th Apr, 2018
Action for Autism presents "Views from Planet Autism 2018" - eighth exhibition by artists on the Autism spectrum during World Autism Awareness month

16th Apr - 17th Apr, 2018
Views from Planet Autism 2018 - Group Show by Artists on the Autism Spectrum presented by Action for Autism

19th Apr - 23rd Apr, 2018
Landscapes in Black & White, Art Works & Photographs - Art Konsult presents a Dual painting & Photography exhibition by Aruna Vasudev & Achal Kumar

25th Apr - 30th Apr, 2018
Antar - Samvaad - A solo sculpture exhibition by Aditee Garg



02nd Apr, 2018
Cultural Programme - by Action for Autism

21st Apr - 22nd Apr, 2018
Miyan Biwi Aur Manto - Wri. Saadat Hasan Manto. Hindi Adaptation by Azara Rizvi
Time: 7:30 pm



16th Mar - 29th Jun, 2018
Photography Exhibition - Pani, Pahar Waters of the Himalayas : This photography exhibition is based on research in India and Nepal on land-use and development in the lower Himalayas. It shows how environmental and social changes are impacting the ways in which small towns throughout the region source and distribute water.

The research has tried to understand the connections between changes in land-use and management that impact on the water-bearing capacity of landscape in these mountainous regions, and the availability of water.

The interdependence of people and ecological processes across these incredible landscapes creates a complex and fascinating story in which sustainable development must be realised.

Four different themes emerged from the study; change and transformation around water sources; the growing visibility and rapid pace of urbanisation; the ebbs, flows and characteristics of seasonality that affect both social and ecological systems; and, the ways in which physical, social and political infrastructures are being built, transformed and consolidated at this time of rapid change.

The project was produced by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with The Centre for Ecology Development and Research in India (CEDAR) and Southasia Institute for Advanced Studies in Nepal (SIAS). It combines academic research led by Professor Bhaskar Vira and Dr Eszter Kovacs with contemporary imagery by photojournalist Toby Smith. For Further Information www.panipahar.com Photographer Toby Smith toby@shootunit.com www.tobysmith.com Professor Bhaskar Vira bv101@cam.ac.uk     Venue:

India Habitat Centre, Outdoor Space, 6th April - 6th May

Jor Bagh Metro Station, 16th March - 29th June