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Art Tax :The art community fears that GST will hit the already struggling art market Written by Vandana Kalra | Published:May 20, 2017 6:05 am

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that met in Srinagar has declared tax slabs and cesses for more than 1,000 items, and among them is art — a category that till now was exempted from VAT in some states, including West Bengal. In Rajasthan, the tax was much lower. The tax reform has listed it under the tax bracket of 12 per cent, including, among others, “paintings, drawings and pastels”, “original engravings, prints and lithographs”, “original sculptures and statuary in any material”…


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Bachhawats of Kolkata's Aakriti Art Gallery form Bachhawat Foundation By Ashoke Nag, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2013,

KOLKATA: The Bachhawats of Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery have conceptualised and formed the Bachhawat Foundation. The foundation was recently launched. 

The Bachhawat Foundation proposes to conduct art residency programs for potential, creative artists of the new generation to promote their art so that they don't get…

Bachhawat Foundation :Promotion of art, aesthetics, culture and literature

An Art Center having Artist Residency,Art Camps,Publications and more.A perfect ambiance that an artist requires in a serene surrounding.Less then 20 km from the Kolkata Airport,30 minutes drive.

Being an integral part of the art world for more than two generations and profoundly…


Aakriti Art Gallery had started the GenNext series of exhibitions to focus on young artists, who, it thought, showed promise. Most of the participants of this particular show were born in the 1980s, with one of them, Nihaal Faizal, born as late as in the 1990s. In its sixth edition (up to October 15), GenNext shows every sign of maturity, manifested in not only more carefully chosen works but also better display as more space is available now…

Notice Board - Internship Call

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.


Location: Kolkata


Key Responsibilities will include:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process. 
  2. Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance.  Monitor incoming and outgoing items.  Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
  3.  Deal with email enquiries.  Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists.  Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
  4. Assist in the production of sale catalogues.  Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
  5.  Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
  6. Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions.  Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
  7.  Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date.  Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
  8. Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
  9. The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events  
  10. Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.



The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
  • Light art handling skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in languages, poses basic writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills,
  • Should be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self – motivated, responsible and can work within a team structure.

These are immediate openings and the selected candidates will have to join immediately. To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to relation@artnewsnviews.com by 5th of August 2015.


Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   


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Affordable September Art Fair

Event Details

Affordable September Art Fair

Time: September 3, 2015 to September 26, 2015
Location: Aakriti Art Gallery
Street: 12/3A Hungerford Street
City/Town: Kolkata
Website or Map: http://www.aakritiartgallery.…
Phone: 033 22893027
Event Type: art, fair
Organized By: Aakriti Art Gallery
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2015

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Event Description

As the festive season is setting in, Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting the 3rd edition of Affordable September Art Fair in Kolkata. We at Aakriti Art Gallery constantly thrive to make art more accessible to all. ‘Affordable Art Fair’ hopes to bring art into the lives of people who harbor a passion and love for art. The gallery intends to endeavor over 100 artists, more than 1000 art works within the range of 1000 to 1, 00,000 INR. This is one of a kind occasion for art enthusiasts to collect original pieces of art work at the best cut-rates. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited. The pleasure of living with, and savoring great works of art, is incomparable to merely looking at them in galleries.


The fair would feature paintings, sculptures, art prints, and vintage photographs by renowned artists as well as fresh talents in the industry. The gallery is putting together works by Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Partha Pratim Deb, Gopal Ghosh, Jahar Dasgupta, Jayashree Chakravarty, Aditya Basak, Chandra Bhattacharya, Samir Aich, Atin Basak, Dipak Kundu, Ashoke Mullick, Clyde Wadwell, Birendra Pani, Abdul Salam, Asim Basu, Akhil Chandra Das, Sayak Mitra, Ankur Khare, Jyotirmoy Ash, Gautam Basu, Manoj Mitra, Pallab Das, Biraj Kumar Paul and many more artists’.


The wide collection of works will include multiple art techniques like gouache, tempera, acrylic on canvas, charcoal drawings, etching, drawing on digital prints, gelatin silver prints, bronze, ceramic across various styles and genres. The business hour begins from 11 am from Monday to Saturday till 7:30 pm. To browse the exhibition from the comfort of your home, please visit the Affordable Art section at http://www.aakritiartgallery.com/collection/grade/22/affordable-art/

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