About Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts is a non-profit education based arts initiative of Dattaraj V. Salgaocar. The Centre is a strong advocate for the arts in Goa, providing working and exhibition space, assistance with exchange and grant funding initiatives, infrastructural and creative support for special co-operative projects and networking with state, national and international organizations.

Conveniently located in the picturesque Altinho hills of Panjim, the Centre houses several exhibition galleries, a large multi-functional space for workshops and lectures, studios, two residency rooms for visiting scholars, artists and faculty, an open-air amphitheatre, an outdoor courtyard that houses Café Al Fresco and a gallery for emerging artists. An art resource library is also being set up for art students.

Over the years, we have celebrated several Indian and foreign artists and hold dear the contribution of Goan artists, at home and in the diaspora including works of Goan masters such as Trindade, Francis Newton Souza, Laxman Pai, Angelo da Fonseca and V. S. Gaitonde as well as accomplished artists such as Prafulla Dahanukar, Dalal, Chimulkar, among others.

We have collaborated with the Gulbenkian Foundation to screen Portuguese films; joined hands with leading writer, Anil Dharker of Lit Live! Mumbai to bring the best talent from the Literary world to Goa. The Shanghvi Art Salons hosted by bestselling novelist Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi presented some outstanding creative personalities like Sudarshan Shetty, William Dalrymple & Olivia Fraser, Dayanita Singh, Jaya Bachchan, Anne Enright, Sooni Taraporevala, Jitish Kallat, Leila & Aradhana Seth, Bharti Kher, Roger Ballen to name a few.

We also associated with Vadehra Art Gallery to get William Dalrymple’s powerful and precise pictures to Sunaparanta, bringing elegance, inquiry and grace to the photographic form and with Photoink to get the most influential and the iconic photographic artist of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s dual series, Asylum of The Birds & The Theatre of Apparition.

In a hope to re-ignite interest in the work of remarkable Goan artist, Antonio Piedade da Cruz, which had been overlooked for far too long, Sunaparanta paid homage to Cruzo, showcasing his lifelong fascination with the figures of Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhi besides his photographic archive, adding a rich dimension to his evolution as an artist. readmore..

Upcoming Programs


Sensorium 2018 - Festival of Art, Music & Cinema at ...
Friday 19th January 2018
<p>Scenes from the Sensorium opening night held at Sunaparanta recently with a standing room audience ...
Sunaparanta's `Home in the City' by Sooni Taraporevala - Exhibition ...
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Sunaparanta recently hosted the vernissage for Sooni Taraporevala’s photography exhibition ‘Home in the City’.  Curated ...