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!



01st Oct - 04th Oct, 2016
Solo painting - exhibition by Nitish Bhattacharjee

05th Oct - 06th Oct, 2016
100,000: Annual Art Sale - Group exhibition of paintings by artists- Kazi Nasir, Rajiv Puri, Kamar Alam, Dipti Bondre, Suchit Sahni, Rohit Sharma, Shubhra Das, Nupur Kundu, Mousumi Biswas

07th Oct - 11th Oct, 2016
Thumbi & Taamara - The Transparent Soul Duo exhibition of paintings by Suresh Muthukulam & Suresh Pushpangathan

20th Oct - 26th Oct, 2016
The Khadi March - Just Five Meters Solo exhibition of Specific installations of Ajrakh printing on Khadi by Shelly Joyti

31st Oct, 2016
City Solo - exhibition of drawing & sculptures by Gautam Bhatia



07th Oct - 11th Oct, 2016
Perspective On Paper - Solo painting exhibition in mixed media by Kajal Nalwa

12th Oct - 17th Oct, 2016
Hand Vs Machine Art - In The Age Of Digital Manufacturing Solo multi-media exhibition by Noor Arora

24th Oct - 27th Oct, 2016
Artistic Strokes - Group exhibition of paintings by various artists.



01st Oct - 31st Oct, 2016
5th All India Art Competition - For School Children presented by ARTinfoINDIA.COM. A one of its kind opportunity to discover the latent talent of budding and upcoming generation through their sincere and creative thoughts on Tiger - The National Animal



18th Oct - 22nd Oct, 2016
Artists : Idan Maoz photographer & Suzana levi painter Title : "Human Canvas" Medium : photographs It sponsored by Israeli embassy



20th Oct - 28th Oct, 2016
New Worlds: Indians In The European Union - An exhibition of photographs by Shome Basu, Paroma Mukherjee & Kounteya Sinha