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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.


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im crazy and loud.i get trigger happy most of the times and i love food.basically, i love laughing out loud.i doodle most of the time,whenever i can, however i can.i am a digital artist,illustrator and an avid photographer. good food,good music,good film,great company and making art is all i ever need; well aside from making a name for myself in the big wide world ,that is.

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At 7:15pm on February 14, 2010, Andrew Richard Way said…
Hey Mayhem, how's tricks? i'm ok not done a lot lately been ill, but getting into the swing again. Just set up an exhibition up, just a local one with 10 paintings but it's in a conference centre so it'll get plenty of exposure fingers crossed. How are you? did you have agood new year? mine was quiet(snowed in) How did you get on with what deal in London any luck? anything new your end, have you achieved world domination yet ha ha. Anyway keep in touch, see you later.XXX Drew
At 3:49pm on November 3, 2009, Andrew Richard Way said…
Did i send you a message just pressed my pc keyboard and my mail to you disappeared off the screen. Anyway things are on the up so congrats on your business venture. Let me know about the Brick Lane exhibition, when is it? Could you mail me some of your pictures/designs i would love to see them. Anyway i'll get off so keep in touch especially about the Brick Lane exhibitoin which gallery, dates etc. PEACE xxxAndrew
At 5:10pm on August 26, 2009, Andrew Richard Way said…
hi Mayhem, when i say football i mean the MIGHTY REDS Manchester United the seasons just started(it was longest 2months evah) see if we win 3 yrs running. Your musical taste are as broad as mine i go from Gregorian chants Eastermass my favourite to classical, jazz, r&b, Bowie, Bolan, The Stooges, all the Madchester stuff in fact anything Manc, Reggae, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Kraftwerk most Krautrock, the Killers, Kate Bush, Patti Smith too many i forget enough to say over 2,000 vinyl, 700 cd aprox. Look forward to hearing from you. X Andrew
At 3:08pm on August 21, 2009, Andrew Richard Way said…
Hey chaos you've made a name for yourself the whole world is into panic confusion,
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When i tell you what's supports ennui
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At 1:04pm on August 21, 2009, Aakriti Art Gallery said…
Welcome to Talk Art a forum to reach out to anybody interested in art—be it painting, sculpture, print making, creative photography,video art or new media. This is a space not only for the practitioners of different forms of art, but also collectors, connoisseurs and critics. And in this space you have a wide choice—of exchanging notes, holding debates, checking out the works in our collection. Going beyond the limit of a physical exhibition, a geographical boundary and being in touch—that is the main aim of this forum. This forum will also notify members of upcoming events at Aakriti, while at the same time acting as a virtual exhibition arena to showcase works by members across the world.
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