A S Navelcar (Ganesh)
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Palav is a familiar face in the art community of India- A renowned
calligrapher whose life’s mission has been to propagate
Indian scripts. He has been a part of prestigious events in
India & abroad & contribution in the world of art &
design has not been restricted to calligraphy. He has to his
credit many corporate campaigns, promotions, logos etc. The
program Calligraphy Roadways conceptualized & executed by
Achyut Palav & his Urja team had toured the lengths &
breadths of India. This founder of the 1st ever School of Calligraphy
in India has also popularized the fusion of performing arts
Muchhala was born in Bombay, India. Having completed his studies
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on its world renowned
Opera Course, he continues his studies with Prof. Rudolph Piernay,
and Jeffery Talbot. He has also studied in masterclasses with
maestro José Cura, Isobel Buchanan, Carlo Rizzi, Patricia
Rozario, Edith Wiens, Hans-Peter Blochwitz, Robert Dean, Jonathan
Hinden, Neil Jenkins, Julian Gavin. His training in western
classical music began at Franklin & Marshall College, USA,
where he completed his degree in Business Management and French
Hanuman Kambli is one of India’s foremost printmakers.He
is an outstanding artist, painter and teacher. His works address
his personal experiences of Indian mythology and philosophy.He
was a Fulbright Scholar and has an international reputation.In
2009 invited invited as a ‘International visiting scholar’
at the Montclair State University,U.S.A. He lives and works
in Goa -India.
|Harshada Kerkar Sonak
Kerkar Sonak was born in 1965, to a family of artists in Goa.
Her father was an artist and her brother, Subodh, is one of
the state's most renowned watercolourists as well as a medical
doctor. The family also owns their own art gallery in Goa, which
has become a centre of great artistic and cultural activity
in the state. Harshada has obtained her Bachelor's degree in
Fine Arts with a focus in Painting from the SNDT University,
Mumbai. Kerkar has many solo and group exhibitions to her credit
and has also participated in the annual national Lalit Kala
Academy exhibitions in New Delhi.
Kerkar Sonak's portraits are truly amazing. Whether painting
in oils or working with pastels, the artist captures the expressions
and moods of her subjects with photographic realism. Her choice
of colour also enhances the communicative power of the works
and viewers are left amazed by Harshada's ability to freeze
and capture intangibles like innocence, joy and pain.
Das lives in Delhi, has had 68 One Man Shows and has participated
in innumerable group exhibitions in India and Overseas.
He has represented India in Paris Biennale in 1971 and Venice
Biennale in 1978 and All India Triennial. He has recently
been bestowed with Padma Bhushan one of India’s highest
civilian award, awarded by the President of India at the Rashtrapati
Bhawan on 22nd March 2012 and Order of the Star of Italian
Solidarity, Italian President Award, in 2007 amongst many
He has been conferred the D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by Utkal
University of Culture in Bhubaneswar in 2007 and the D. Litt.
(Honoris Causa) by Ravenshaw University in Orissa in 2010.
He has setup the JD Centre of Art in Bhubaneswar. He has a
large collection of Hand Fans (Pankha) which will be donated
to the proposed National Pankha Museum in Delhi.
Born in 1941 and studied at Sir JJ
School of Art in Mumbai.
Radhakrishnan is a sculptor. Born in 1956 in Kottayam (Kerala),
he was educated in Santiniketan (West Bengal). He has had more
than fifteen solo shows including at Centre des Bonds de Marne,
LePerreux-Brysur-Marne (France), Lalit Kala Akademi (New Delhi)
and at Birla Academy of Art and Culture (Kolkata) amongst others.
Among the numerous group shows at which his works have been
exhibited are the National Exhibition at New Delhi (1980); Triennalle
India (1990); Salon International de la Sculpture Contemporaine
at Nouveav Forum des Halles, Paris (1995); Hippodrome d’elongchamp,
Paris (1996); Espace Michel Simon-Noisy le grand, France (1996).
Radhakrishnan has installed open air sculptures across the country
and abroad including at the TMI foundation, Cotignac, France.
He lives in Delhi with his wife and son.
Shah is a visual artist, painter, print maker, educationist,
also a founder member of Chhaap Foundation for Printmaking Trust.
She coordinates many projects and workshops at Chhaap to bring
awareness for limited edition original prints since last 11
years. She has taught in college of Fine Arts, M.S. University,
Baroda and has conducted several workshops for NID and other
colleges. Since past seven years, she teaches in College of
Architecture as Associate Professor.
Kavita has participated in major juried shows in India, such
as National exhibition, Triennial-India and Bharat Bhavan Print
biennial. She has received awards from state level shows organized
by Lalitkala Academi, of Gujarat, Karnataka and AIFACS.She has
curated many international print portfolios like Footprints-
on women Print makrs, Ganjifa-on the deck of cards and recently
on the game of Snakes and Ladders. She presented Footprint folio
in SGC, Kansas, and in many cities in India. Ganjifa folio was
shown at Impact 6, UWE, Bristol, UK. She has given talk on contemporary
print making in India in MPCVA, Mumbai And at Impact 5, Tallinn
Estonia. Kavita was artist- in- residence in Finland and Italy
and have worked in print studios. In La couriere et Frelaut,
Paris and Print Making Workshop with Robert Blackburn, New York,
USA. Apart from printmaking, she loves travelling and meeting
and brought up in the northern town of Baramullah Kashmir, M.Amin
Bhat Started his artistic career 3 decades ago as a Founder
member of Mehboob cultural Society Baramullah, a theatre group
of repute in Kashmir. His first Stage play Man-a-Kis Wanas manz
staged in 1985 won him an academy award followed by his first
Nationally awarded Radio platy Nav Tre - Aana Satovuh……………
in 1987. His innovative style of experimentation in traditional
Kashmir Theater ( Band Pather) adopting contemporary Socio Political
themes earned critical acclaim and many State academy awards
for plays like Myon Kaya Soonchu? Ye Naar Kaem Deut? Yes Ye
Hajat Tas Te Rawa. Written and staged before 199O.
Amin Bhat’s most acclaimed plays termed as plays of Identity
by Indian Express have been staged during the past one decade
when a bold initiative was taken by Bhat and some of his theatre
colleagues to re-start theatre activities in Kashmir. The plays
like Naad, awarded as the best play by Academy and Doordarshan,
Tchal ( The Trap); White Paper, Shinakti Card, acknowledged
as a classic in Kashmiri literature and filmed by Doordarshan;
White Paper and April Fool, are some of the highly acclaimed
stage plays written and directed by Bhat. These plays, portraying
the prevailing circumstances and aimed at objective artistic
analysis of the situation have created a space for intellectual
inter-action in a charged atmosphere particularly for the uniqueness
of their non-propagative approach as most of them speak between
the lines and the thematic message is conveyed without any loud
expression of words or action.
M.Amin Bhat, is the President of Kashmir Theatre Federation
and Executive member of Adabi Markaz Kamraz,
Besides being actively associated with Kashmir Theatre, Bhat
has written many serials, films and plays for electronic media
and Popular Morning Show Subhai –Subhai from DD Kashir
which bagged National award was anchored by Bhat for three years.
|Vamona Ganesh Navelcar
Senior artist, Vamona Ananta Sinai Navelcar (Ganesh), is surely
a state treasure of Goa, whose remarkable oeuvre spans several
decades. Twice recipient of Gulbenkian fellowships (1963 and
1971), he won an international award at the International Exhibition
of Art in Monte Carlo for his ink drawing, Angosh Woman. A prolific
master of line, he has specialised in murals and bas-relief
composed of metallic, wooden and glass structures. His works
are in private collections and museums worldwide
Sharma is an actor living in Mumbai. After studies at the National
School of Drama, he traveled to Canada, where he lived for 15
years, ran a cafe and edited movies. He is best known for his
role in the movie Taare Zameen Par, which was nominated for
an Oscar. He has recently acted in the films Sahib, Bibi Aur
Gangster, Pan Singh Tomar and The Gangs of Wasseypur.
|Walter Emilio D'Souza
was born in 1957 in Mumbai(Bombay). He completed his BFA Painting
in 1981, and further studied MFA Graphic Art in 1983 at Maharaja
Sayajirao University, Vadodara (Baroda). He is a visiting faculty
for the Basic Design Course at School of Architecture, CEPT
University, Ahmedabad since 1989. He lives and works from Ahmedabad(Gujarat)