• 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 - 10th February, 2015
Following Parasurama - Native Memories Group painting exhibition of oil on canvas, pen & ink on paper & mixed media on canvas by Murali Nagapuzha, Sajeev Visweshwaran & Suresh Muthukulam

12th - 17th February, 2015

Sakti Burman: A Private Universe Solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sakti Burman

19th - 23rd February, 2015
Vasudhaiv - Kutumbhakam Solo painting exhibition by Manoj Kanchangal

24th - 07th March, 2015

Abstracts In Oil - In 3 Series/ Trickles/ Demure/ Reflections Solo painting exhibition by actor director Amol Palekar



03rd - 08th February, 2015
Group exhibition of paintings by Rini Dhumal, Tapan Dash, Pratul Dash, Rahim Mirza, Kamal Mitra & Barun Chowdhury

10th - 12th February, 2015
White Gold, The Romance Of Porcelain Group exhibition by Madhu Ahluwalia, Rita Gharekhan & Manju Sinha

14th - 17th February, 2015
Group painting exhibition by Kolkata based artists- Bengal Spectrum VI

19th - 20th February, 2015
A charity group show of oil /acrylic on canvas and sculptures by several emerging and upcoming artists from across India

22nd - 24th February, 2015
Naga Roots A design exhibition by E'thaan Design Studio inspired by the cultural motifs of Nagaland showcasing handcrafted tableware and lights based on wood and bamboo craft

26th - 27th February, 2015
Art For Concern Group paintings exhibition of watercolours, acrylic, oils & mixed media works by T. Vaikuntam, Jogen Choudhary, Suhas Roy, Jayasri Burman, Gogi Saroj Pal, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Jiten Hazarika, Sudip Roy, G. Subramanian, Babu Xavier, amongst others.

28th - 05th March, 2015
My Dream Poppies Solo exhibition of watercolour paintings by Vijay Kiyawat



06th - 08th February, 2015

The Young Minds Photography exhibition by Pixels– the photo club of Hansraj College

28th - 01st March, 2015

WORKSHOP - 2 half day workshops by Amol Palekar & Sandhya Gokhale exploring the intricacies of film making; Fees: Rs. 1,000/- per day, Age: 16 years and above, Time:- 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM