IIT Gandhinagar hosts a unique traveling exhibition of tribal art by female tribal artists


For the first time, the art studio of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), in collaboration with the regional center Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), Vadodara and the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, Bhopal, welcomes “भौम्य – Threshold: an ode to Womanhood”, a unique traveling exhibition of tribal art from September 30 to October 3, 2022. Ms. Arupa Lahiry, Director of the IGNCA Vadodara Regional Center, will take an organized walk through the exhibition today between 7 and 8 p.m.

The exhibition features 50 original Bhil and Gond art paintings by various female tribal artists from Madhya Pradesh including artist Padma Shri Bhil Bhuribai and artist Padma Shri Gond Durga bai. These works of art, made with acrylic paints on canvas, reflect the traditional tribal way of life and culture and also depict the surrounding flora, fauna and environment.

This exhibition at IITGN is part of the journey of the traveling exhibition which started from the workshop of the legendary Raja Ravi Varma in the grounds of Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara and will later be shown in Ahmedabad, CVM College of Fine Arts at Vallabh Vidyanagar, before the final show at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

It is open to the public until October 03, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Central Arcade, IITGN. To provide visitors and art lovers with an immersive experience, the IITGN Art Studio also organizes कला गोष्ठी / art talks, screenings of documentaries on these artists and art postcard creation sessions. If institutions or students wish to visit in groups, they can send a request to [email protected] one day in advance.


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