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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”…


Source:The Telegraph Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Source:The pioneer New Delhi Friday 28th March…

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…

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…


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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Art Day @ The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

Art Day @ The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

In support of Naktala Shilpi Astha

9th of December ,2017   12pm onwards

When Art blends with Horse racing then you get the blending of Aakriti Art Gallery and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club coming together to jointly host a day dedicated to Art alongside the thundering of hooves. The  activities and programs are Seven horse races which would also…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on December 5, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Exhibition :: Ramkumar Drawings from 60's (01 August - 30 August 2014)

Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and  senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on July 26, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Exhibition : Engaging with Changing Landscape (01 July 2014 -10 July 2014)


See the Exhibition Online…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Say no to fakes


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Sudip Roy’s Time Past is Present

In myriad ways, Sudip Roy’s Time Past is Present straddles mediums, moods and materials. The vast range of techniques and the idea of perception worked on perfecting his representation of figures and faces, makes this show by Sudip Roy one to savour long after. The show includes washes, watercolours, sketches, charcoals,…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on February 6, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Recent Works By Sekhar Roy

Sekhar Roy is not concerned with the problem between relations in the painted space rather the active and neutral elements amidst opposite markers. His idea in his present series is to define an opposition and control the tension in his painting through space, matrices, images and colour to bring out a crisis, established…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on February 6, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Art News & Views

It is a pleasure to announce that Art news & views has come out in a new format. It is an informative magazine that will attempt to bring into focus important artistic and cultural events, not only of the city but also in the national and international circuit, in retrospect and in forecast. There will also be a scope for ‘fashion’,…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on February 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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