All Events

Open Studio (Clay)
On 28 Jan 2023, the CLAY STUDIO will be open to everyone from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Back by popular demand. Here again another clay open studio for the creative community to relish the medium of clay and the art of working with it. Do join us individually or in groups / teams for any time duration.

Open Studio (Art)
On 27 Jan 2023, the ART STUDIO will be open to everyone from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Lets keep the dream and spirit alive with art as company. Providing you the space and materials to explore new art arenas. Do join us individually or in groups / teams for any time duration. For performing artists, musicians we have a space too.

Comics Conclave
Date: January 21 and 22, 2023
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

In spite of being an old method of storytelling, comics/graphic novels have recently emerged as a new media. For the last few decades in parallel to the world of superheroes by Marvel and DC, alternative comics have become one of the favourite tools to express and narrate personal stories, family history, pain, gender issues, environment, history and many other subject matters that used to come under the umbrella of academic research. Alongside being an entertaining medium, comics have been emerging as a tool for teaching and critical thinking. But, a gap between academia and the world of storytelling through comics still exists. The idea of organizing a comics conclave at IIT Gandhinagar is to bridge the gap bringing the leading comics artists, comics scholars and academicians from the country on the same platform to make dialogues, to exchange knowledge and to explore future possibilities in storytelling.

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Rewind '90s - ‘Enjoy Pongal with Games & Art’
Date: 14 January 2023
Criteria: 10 years onward
Time: 10 am onwards (Entry closes at 9.45am)
Venue: Art Studio, 2nd floor, Central Arcade, IITGN

Pongal Special by Ashla Selvam (Artist of IITGN), join us to play fun team games from the ‘90s like hopscotch and five stones. Explore colours of the traditional rangoli art with tasty pongal special sweets.

Exhibition on "Art and Uncomfortable Ideas"
January 7-15, 2023 | 1-7 pm | Art Studio, 2nd Floor Central Arcade

The advancement of any liberal democratic society depends on discussions of ideas, opinions, and perspectives that are sometimes uncomfortable and critical. Having an informed discussion on uncomfortable ideas makes the community stronger and wiser. Various art forms have played crucial roles in advancing such discussions and reflections. The upcoming Exhibition on "Art and Uncomfortable Ideas" aims to stimulate thought, generate discussion, and encourage viewers to consider alternative perspectives.

KIDS SPECIAL
MOVEMENTS - explore the inner self with music & body movement.

We encourage KIDS to participate in the MOVEMENTS session, an initiative by Art@IITGN for a fun, relaxing and exploratory event.

DATE: Saturday, 17 December 2022.
TIME: 6 to 6.45 pm
VENUE: Art Studio, 2nd floor, Central Arcade, IITGN.
Artist of IITGN - Kanmani

OPEN SPACE
All about that bass

by Artist of IITGN - Harvansh Dandelia, Doctoral student - Mechanical Engineering
'All about that bass’ will be an informative music session with Harvansh playing the bass on various music tracks throughout the session. Harvansh will also share about his journey as a musician and share tips and tricks that worked for him to learn various musical instruments.

Artist of IITGN - Harvansh Dandelia is a self-trained musician. He has been playing musical instruments since he was 12 years old. He has been an active member of the music clubs during BTech at NIT Raipur and Mtech at IIT Gandhinagar. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the discipline of Mechanical engineering at IITGN. Throughout the year, Harvansh can be seen performing at various events across the institute. Harvansh has also had the opportunity to represent his institute at Inter-IIT cultural meet and other inter-college events. Some of the instruments that he plays are the keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, tabla, and dholak. Lately, he has developed a strong liking for the electric bass and he wishes to explore more of it. 

KIDS SPECIAL
CLAY ART

To be grounded with natural elements; here we have a special event for the kids of the community to have earthy experience with clay.

Date: 17 Dec 2022, Saturday
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Clay Studio, Beuki Hostel, IITGN

Arrangement for 30 participants - first come first serve. 

KIDS SPECIAL
PAPER ART

Date: 17 Dec 2022, Saturday
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Art Studio - Central Arcade, IITGN

The session is designed specially for Children to gather and explore the paper medium with the ART@IITGn team.

Arrangement for 30 participants - first come first serve. 

EXHIBITION
A display of the Journey of @art.iitgn along with students' Art works.

Since June 2022 @iit_gandhinagar has witnessed several events related to different art forms and the team is very happy and proud to present the beautiful journey of ART@IITGn.

The exhibition will display the Journey of ART@IITGN along with selected works done by the students and participants (visual arts and clay).

Let's celebrate the community Art movement from our campus and grow together as happy humans.

Date: 15 to 23 December 2022
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Venue: Art Studio, hall 13, Central Arcade, IITGN 

OPEN STUDIO
WALK-IN to explore your creative expressions.

On 15 Dec 2022, the ART STUDIO will be open to everyone from 4 to 10 pm.

We will provide you with a vibrant & peaceful space, and art materials for you to explore creativity. For performing artists, musicians we have a space too. Come individually or in groups / teams for any time duration. 

Clay Art - Create Knick Knack Tray
CREATIVE CIRCLE

Date: 3 Dec 2022, Saturday
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Clay Studio, Beuki Hostels, IITGN

The session is open to everyone !!!
Arrangement for 30 participants - first come first serve. 

Paper Art - Create Christmas Decorations.
CREATIVE CIRCLE

Date: 3 Dec 2022, Saturday

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Location: Art Studio - Central Arcade

The session is open to everyone !!!

Arrangement for 30 participants - first come first serve.

MOVEMENTS
explore the inner self with music & body movement.

Hop in to immerse yourself in a free flowing movements session to explore more than a methodical dance. The space is created to explore the self and beyond. The session includes, basic stretching, breathing exercises, interactive session about the self and the journey and a guided movement session.
Anyone belonging to the IITGN community (students, staff, researchers, their family) above the age of 18 years are encouraged to participate in the MOVEMENTS session, an initiative by Art@IITGN for a fun, relaxing and exploratory session.

Age:18+ years

DATE: Saturday, 3 December 2022.
TIME: 6 to 7 pm
VENUE: Art Studio, 2ndfloor, Central Arcade, IITGN.

NOTE- first come first service basis

OPEN STUDIO
WALK-IN to explore your creative expressions.

On 1 Dec 2022, the ART STUDIO will be open to everyone from 4 to 10 pm. We will provide you with a vibrant & peaceful space, and art materials for you to explore creativity. For performing artists, musicians we have a space too. Come individually or in groups / teams for any time duration.
Please spread the word to all the IIT Gandhinagar community - students, staff, faculty and their families.

‘Mata Ni Pachhedi MURAL’ 
Foundation Program

We are organising 'Mata Ni Pachhedi MURAL' for the first year B.Tech students in their Foundation Programme (FP'22).

The workshop will be held from 16 to 18 November, 2022.

Artist: Vikram Chitara

Note: sessions are only for foundation students only.

‘Block Printing on textile’
Foundation Program

We are organising 'Block Printing on textile' for the first year B.Tech students in their Foundation Programme (FP'22).

The workshop will be held from 16 to 18 November, 2022.

Artist: Kirit Chitara, Rohan Chitara

Note: sessions are only for foundation students only.

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you...
Let's sway together, understand our own body and mind and have lots and lots of fun.

MOVEMENTS - explore the inner self with music & body movement - for FOUNDATION PROGRAM Nov ‘22

Hop in to immerse yourself in a free flowing movements session to explore more than a methodical dance. The space is created to explore the self and beyond. The session includes, basic stretching, breathing exercises, interactive session about the self and the journey and a guided movement session.

MOVEMENTS workshop will be held from 9 to 11 November, 2022.

Note: sessions are only for foundation students only. Please come in loose, covered & comfortable clothing.

‘Cyanotype’ Foundation Program
We are organizing 'Cyanotype Print Making' for the first year B.Tech students in their Foundation Programme (FP'22).
The workshop will be held from 9 to 11 November, 2022.

As one of the earliest methods in analogue photographic print making, ‘cyan’ in cyanotype comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance”. This method is used to produce blue color prints using coated paper and light.
Artist: Anjali Singh

Note: sessions are only for foundation students only.

Art of Movie Making
@art.iitgn is delighted to announce the "Art of Movie Making" with Independent film directors, Himadiri Mahesh and Don Palathara.

You are invited to interact with the directors and the screening of their movies.

1) Movie: Abharka (Desire) by Himadiri Mahesh (Gujarati with English Subtitles)
Date: 12 November 2022
Time: 7 pm
Abharkha is a story that travels through the journey of two characters, Milan and Mira, where we find childish affection, the needs of a capitalistic village, and a women’s will to hide and fight. The story is in small moments of cries, whispers, and smiles through Milan’s constant struggles and Mira’s hope.

2) Movie: Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam (Joyful Mystery), by Don Palathara, (Malayalam with English Subtitles)
While pursuing her engineering career, Himadri discovered her passion for filmmaking. This passion drew her to different film sets where she spent time assisting on different projects. After a few years of engaging with other films, Himadri learned that the best stories come out from one's own roots and memories. In order to maintain the rawness of the process, she often works with non-actors who play themselves, a limited crew, and a budget. Abharkha was shortlisted in the spotlight section of Jio MAMI 2020 and was later screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

Date: 13 November 2022
Time: 11 am

Venue for both screening: Jibaben Patel (Kanisa) Memorial Auditorium, Academic Block 3/101 at IIT Gandhinagar.
Everyone is INVITED

CREATIVE CIRCLE #12
(Samvaad - dialogue with the Artist (Rohini Bhadarge)
Art heals and it also personifies contemporary society to the inhabitants. We welcome Rohini, a Thane-based pop artist to share her experience about Art Transforming society and people.

Samvaad with Rohini will be followed by PUBLIC ART by her at the ART STUDIO (Hall 12).
About the artist: Rohini is a Thane-based pop artist who is well-known for her street art, which can be found all across the city. She specializes in portraiture, landscape and oil painting. She has exhibited her work at Nehru Art Gallery, Mumbai. She has received many awards for her painting and clay modeling. She has also worked with the state and local governments, among others, to beautify the city.

Date: 8 Nov 2022, Tuesday
Time: 6.00 pm onwards
Location: Art Studio - Central Arcade
The session is open to everyone !!!

CREATIVE CIRCLE #11
(Samvaad - dialogue with the Artist - Dr Navina Jafa)
‘CULTURE HERITAGE & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’- a lecture & dialogue.

ART@IITGN proudly presents Dr. Navina Jafa to share her deep knowledge about the case of Street performers of Delhi, Camel breeders of Pali in Rajasthan, and Meghwals of Dholavira.
About the Artist: Dr Navina Jafa is a Cultural Heritage professional, well-known Kathak classical dancer, cultural historian, performing art scholar, and curator of signature heritage tours. Awarded the Fulbright Scholar at the Smithsonian Museum, she has worked on projects for Cambridge University on Culture and Artificial Intelligence. Dr Jafa, as a Feldman Scholar, taught Culture and Sustainable Development at International School for Sustainable Development at Brandeis University, US.
Date: 6 Nov 2022, Sunday
Time: 11 am (1 hour)
Location: Art Studio - Central Arcade
Everyone is Invited

CREATIVE CIRCLE #10 (Graffiti Overnight)
At last the wait is over; GRAFFITI OVERNIGHT is happening on 5 and 6 November 2022. The interactive and expressive Graffiti Art is envisioned to enhance the spaces and create a thriving environment for the IITGN community by the thriving artists within.

We are more than delighted to Join us to witness the grandeur art concept of free-flowing & unrestricted expressions envisioned by @art.iitgn
The nights are gonna be fueled with art in the making accompanied by music by the IITGN community and their friends.

Artist to facilitate: Rohini Bhadarge | Curated by Avani Varia
Date | Time: 5 & 6 Nov 2022, Saturday & Sunday, 9.00 pm onwards (overnight)
Location: Hostel area, IIT Gandhinagar
Everyone is Invited

Movements #5 (Open Space)
@art.iitgn is delighted to present ‘Open Space’ once again with another exciting performance

‘Open space’ is dedicated to express & explore any performing art form. This week we will be entertained by two IITGN community members from the hospitality team with their captivating music performances along with Anisha.

Be there with your friends and family to witness the artist's performance and we will be very delighted if the community can sing/dance along…

Date: Saturday, 5 Nov 2022
Time: 6.00 pm
Location: OPEN SPACE, near sports complex parking, central arcade, IITGN

Jayaraj Retrospective
Art@IITGN and HSS are delighted to announce the "Jayaraj Retrospective" at IIT Gandhinagar. Jayaraj is a Filmmaker and Director who is a seven-time recipient of the National Film Award and several Kerala State Film Awards. The Retrospective aims to showcase some of his highly acclaimed movies. The participants will have the opportunity to interact with Jayaraj during the event.

The Schedule
Venue: Jibaben Patel (Kanisa) Memorial Auditorium, Academic Block 3/101

October 28, 7 pm
Ottaal (The Trap): 2014, 1h 21m

October 29, 10.30 am
Niraye Thathakkalulla Maram (The Tree Full of Parrots): 2021, 1h 30m
& Interaction and discussion with Jayaraj

October 29, 3 pm
Kaliyattam (The Play of God): 1997, 2h 10m

Bharatanatyam Arangetram - Artist Meera V Namboothiri
Date: 30 Sept to 3 Oct 2022

ARANGETRAM
Arangetram is a Tamil word. Aranga means raised floor or stage and Etram means climbing or ascending, thus, Arengtram means Ascending the Stage. It is also known as Rangapravesam. An arangetram is the culmination of many years of learning dance. It is also the debut on-stage performance of the dancer after undergoing several years of training. The traditional way/sequence of Arangetram is called Margam. It consists of several dance pieces in a particular order. It starts with Pushpanjali followed by Ganesh Kautvam and Allaripu. Then Jatiswaram, Sabdam, Varnam, Pada, Keerthana, Slokam and Thillana. The last item is Mangalam.

Meera V Namboothiri.
Meera is the daughter of pRof. Vinod Narayanan and Swapna NM. She is a 7th standard student and has been learning Bharatanatyam for the last 7 years from Nrityam School of classical dances in Gandhinagar.

OPEN STUDIO
Date: 13 Oct 2022

On 13 Oct 2022, the ART STUDIO will be open to everyone from 8 am to 10 pm. Come individually or in groups / teams for any time duration.

We will provide you with a vibrant & peaceful space, and art materials for you to explore creativity.

For performing artists, musicians we have a space too.

Please spread the word to all the IIT Gandhinagar community - Students, staff, faculty and their families.

"भौम्य - Threshold"
'an ode to Womanhood'
Date: 30 Sept to 3 Oct 2022
Time: 9 to 11 am & 5 to 8 pm
Venue: Art Studio, Central Arcade, IIT Gandhinagar

Bhil Artists: Padma Shri Bhuri Bai & Padma Shri Lado Bai
Gond Artists: Padma Shri Durga Bai, Padma Shri Ram Bai & Padma Shri Nankusia Bai

We are honored to collaborate with the IGNCA Regional Centre Vadodara & the MP Tribal Museum Bhopal to host a traveling exhibition of Padma awardee tribal artists from Madhya Pradesh, here at the IIT Gandhinagar campus from 30 September to 3 October 2022.

The exhibition at IIT Gandhinagar is part of the travel exhibition route starting from Raja Ravi Varma’s studio at Laxmi Vilas Palace compound, Vadodara to Ahmedabad via Gandhinagar, which later will be showcased at CVM College of Fine Arts in Vallabh Vidyanagar before the final show at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. 

Kathakali Performance
Date: 2 Oct 2022
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Sports Complex (near the climbing wall), IIT Gandhinagar

ART@IITGN is delighted to bring you a Kathakali performance on the evening of October 2, starting at 6.30 pm IST. 

Public Speaking Workshop
DATE: September 13-15, 2022
TIME: 8 pm to 10 pm
VENUE: Art Studio, Central Arcade, IITGN

The workshop held in the Arts Studio from 8 pm to 10 pm. We have lined up an excellent panel to conduct this workshop. Only limited seats are available. Please register here now to secure your spot. The following experts will lead the workshop.

Atul Singh is the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Fair Observer. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford and did an MBA at Wharton. Atul has been an IPS officer, a corporate lawyer, and much more. He debated for Oxford and is known to be a charismatic public speaker.

Christopher Roper Schell is a contributing editor at Fair Observer. He has over a decade of Capitol Hill experience and has also worked for the Pentagon. Christopher ran for Congress in a 2020 special election.

Peter Isackson is Fair Observer’s chief strategy officer. He is an author and media producer who has worked on ground-breaking projects focused on innovative learning technology. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Oxford, Peter resides in France.

Mark Manners has lived most of his life in France, training adults at a high level in the corporate world in confident public speaking, training trainers, and producing educational video games. He is a singer, a good cook, and a lifelong Buddhist.

KATHAK Performance by Smt. Rani Khanam
DATE: 27 August 2022
TIME: 7 pm
VENUE: Jasubhai Memorial Auditorum, IIT Gandhinagar

About the ARTIST: Smt Rani Khanam is a sensitive and astute interpreter of the Lucknow Gharana and has been performing Kathak professionally for the past thirty years. She was trained by renowned doyens of Kathak, Ustad Fattan Khan, Smt. Reba Vidyarthi, and Pt. BirjuMaharaj. She performs a unique repertoire of Sufiana poetry (Qalam) and Islamic verses. Besides, she works with differently abled artists and is known for using classical Kathak to amplify and address critical issues of equality & social justice for Indian Muslim women and women in general.

WORKSHOPS at IITGN ART FESTIVAL
DATE: 2nd- 7th August, 2022

As the season of festivity proclaims a joyful arrival and the monsoon rain colours our campus different hues of green and hearty, we are thrilled to announce the commencement of a week long ART FESTIVAL here in IIT Gandhinagar!

Play with Clay
Date: 12th-13th July, 2022.
Time: 10AM- 5:30PM.
Invited Artists: Mahesh Vataliya & Suresh Parekh.

Art@IITGN organized a two day 'Play with Clay' experience for Foundation Program (FPIII) at Clay Studio, Beauki Hostel, where 240 students participated for the workshop to explore their creativity through clay.

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