• A photograph is secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    - Diane Arbus
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
    – Pablo Picasso
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
    – Salvador Dali

About VAG

Visual Art 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!



07th - 11th January, 2015
Lost In Motion Solo painting exhibition of pen & ink on paper by Dhanur Goyal

12th - 13th January, 2015
Preview – Art for Concern – The Charity Auction – Delhi 2015 A group exhibition of various artists - A. Ramachandran, Anjolie Ela Menon, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, Manu Parekh, K. Radhakrishnan, Yusuf Arakkal, T. Vaikuntam, Gogi Saroj Pal, Naina Kanodia, Manjunath, Laxma Goud, Jayasri Burman, Badri Narayan amongst others.

14th - 20th January, 2015
Man Mountain Water Solo painting exhibition of paper, canvas, acrylic, ceramic by Kishore Thukral

21st - 24th January, 2015
Magic Of Angkor Watt Solo photography exhibition by Somesh Goyal

28th - 29th January, 2015

Nature’s Reflections - Solo art exhibition of acrylic on canvas, embellished with hand-picked natural foliage (leaves, flowers, buds, ferns, tendrils, tree bark, tree slices, roots, etc.) by Sundeepa Kaur




01st - 05th January, 2015
Rootless Group exhibition of paintings & sculptures

06th - 09th January, 2015
Earth Echoes Group Exhibition of ceramics by Sarika Malik, Sneh Sharma, Srirupa Sen

10th - 16th January, 2015
Sandristi Group exhibition of paintings, drawings & sculptures

17th - 22nd January, 2015
Nav - Aayam… In Search Of A New Dimension Group exhibition of paintings

23rd - 29th January, 2015
We Are Made Of Stars Solo show of works on mixed media on canvas and acid free paper by Sabya Sachi Ghosh

31st - 01st February, 2015
Greys To Tones - Painting exhibition of mixed medium and oil on canvas by Kaveri Ray & Tirthanker Biswas



17th - 18th January, 2015
Crime Writers Festival A talk on Mystery, Evidence and Investigation