Every Wednesday evening: films hosted by Sachin Chatte

About Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts is a non-profit arts education initiative of Dattaraj V. Salgaocar. It has the following broad aims and objectives: to preserve the artistic and legacies of Goa, to encourage, sponsor and promote innovative work in the visual arts, to serve as a bridge between the Goan art community and the national and international art communities and, most importantly, to provide resource support to art students and others interested in art.

Sunaparanta is conveniently located in the picturesque Altinho hills of Panjim where residents and visitors to Goa can benefit from a year-long schedule of arts activities and exhibitions. 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 the Café Al Fresco and a gallery for emerging artists. An art resource library is being set up for art students.

Regular weekly programmes run throughout the year and include the Sketch Club, Film for Thought (documentary and art films), the Mango Tree after-school visual art class for children, a children’s Theatre Club, Open Studio - a full time ceramics studio and an ongoing programme of varied workshops, activities and events in creative arts.

We have collaborated with the Gulbenkian Foundation to screen Portuguese film and recently joined hands with leading writer, Anil Dharker of Lit Live! Mumbai to bring the best talent from the Literary world to Goa. Recently added to our programme are the Art Salons hosted by Siddharth Shanghvi which offer insights into the minds and processes of outstanding creative artists through dialogue and conversation..

Sunaparanta also promotes special one-off collaborative projects, our most recent being the inspiring prison art initiative that we seed funded with Blue Shores in 2010 and which resulted in a second exhibition in November 2012, titled Things We Lost in the Fire.

The Printmaking Workshop (October 7 to 21, 2012 ) brought together some of the best printmakers in the country in a highly successful collaboration to produce Sunaparanta’s Annual Show, Look At This Land that celebrated the power and beauty of the printed image. We plan to tour the exhibition in India and internationally in 2013-14.

As a part of our 5th Anniversary, our annual show `Rebirth of Detail’ curated by Kanchi Mehta  opened on the 14th of December 2013 and gathered some of the finest Indian artists representing a diversity of forms – performance, photography, installation, sound art as well as new media. Bharat Sikka, Nikhil Chopra, Ranbir Kaleka, Sheba Chhachhi, Shilpa Gupta, Sudarshan Shetty, Tejal Shah, Viraj Naik and Valsan Koorma Kolleri participated in this exhibition and produced new as well as site specific work. The exhibition also showcased 2 of Sunaparanta’s mentoring artists Kedar Dhondu and Ramdas Gadekar who are under a year long mentorship programme headed by Kanchi Mehta.

Sunaparanta intends to continue to be a strong advocate for the arts in Goa. It will provide 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.

Events

The Shanghvi Salon - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Leila ...
Friday 14th March 2014
The last Shanghvi salon of season 2 hosted by Dattaraj and Dipti Salgaocar, held at ...
'Rebirth of Detail' - Sunaparanta's Annual Exhibtion 2013 curated by ...
Saturday 14th December 2013
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts has completed 5 glorious years of providing ...
The Shanghvi Salons - Siddharth Shanghvi in conversation with Dayanita ...
Friday 06th December 2013
Bookmaker, visual artist and ace photographer Dayanita Singh, in one of her rare public ...