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 include two major races for the day being the second of the five Classics The Aakriti Art Gallery Calcutta 2000 Guineas for 3 year old colts and geldings to be run over a distance of 1600 metres. The second major being The Chisel Crafts Juvenile Stakes which is exclusively for 2 year olds and run over a distance of 1200 metres. Each of the seven races for that day are Trophy events and the winning owner of each race will take home a fabulous Bronze sculpture done by leading sculptor and that would be presented by eminent art collectors.
On the art front we would see two installation works done on the turf ground for all to see and admire its beauty and wonder how it was all put together. There is also an Art Camp which would be on live where eight Gen Next artists are producing their magic on canvas and this gives the art viewers the opportunity to interact with the artists and try and perceive what they have interpreted in their respective works. The grounds of RCTC will play host to an exhibition of artworks by the leading art luminaries namely Aditya Basak,Akhilesh,Arindam Chatterjee, Atin Basak, Chandra Bhattacharya, Chhatrapati Dutta, Manoj Dutta, Partha Bhattacharjee,Partha Pratim Deb, Pradip Maitra, Pradip Rakshit, Pradosh Pal, Samindranath Majumdar, Samir Aich, Sanatan Dinda,Sekhar Roy, Shipra Bhattacharya,Subrata Gangopadhyay,Sudip Roy ,Sunil De,Tapas Konar and Tarun De.. Bronze sculpture would also hold a pride of place in the exhibition by eminent sculptors namely Akhil Chandra Das,Bhabatosh Sutar,Bimal Kundu, Sunil Kumar Das, Tapas Biswas and Debanjan Roy. This would be a feast of artworks hanging one beside each other and amongst the sculptures around for not only the art connoisseurs but for all to appreciate and buy as well. The food courts around the art camp and exhibition areas would cater to all taste buds and will ensure that each one is fulfilled and satisfied and no hungry stomach is turned away.
To culminate the Art Day at 5pm will be what everyone has been eagerly waiting for the Art Auction which would be conducted by none other than Cyrus Madan. He will ensure that each lot that comes up for bid finds a new home and that to at the best possible price. The sale proceeds of the auction is being equally shared by the Royal Calcutta Turf Club and Naktala Shilpi Astha which is an artist benevolent fund formed by the artist community for the welfare of the artist community in times of need. The hammer would come down fabulous artworks by Aditya Basak ,Ajay De ,Akhilesh,Asim Basu,Bijan Choudhury, Bimal Kundu,Bipin Goswami,Chandra Bhattacharjee ,Chhatrapati Dutta,Ganesh Haloi, Himmat Shah Jayasri Chakrabort ,JayashreeBurman,JogenChowdhury,K.S. Radhakrishnan,Kartick Chandra Pyne,Laluprasad Shaw , Madhvi Parekh,Manu Parekh ,Paresh Maity,Partha Pratim Deb,Prabhakar Kolte, Rabin Mondal, Rameshwar Broota,Ramkumar Samindranath Majumder ,Samir Aich,Samir Mandal,Samir Mondal,Satish Gujral , Seema KohliSekhar Roy ,Shankar Ghosh,Subrata Gangopadhyay, Suvaprasanna Bhattacharya,Sudip Roy,Tapas Biswas ,Tapas Konar.
The artworks that would come under the hammer would on display on the ground floor of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Race Course , Club House building on the day from 11am for prospective buyers to come register and see the works that would be on auction . You can be rest assured that it is a day not to be missed and the coming together of art and racing in the City Of Joy will surely be an event to be remembered.
For any assistance please contact:
Aakriti Art Gallery Pvt.Ltd., Royal Calcutta Turf Club,
12/3A, Hungerford Street, Calcutta Race Course,
Orbit Enclave, 1st Floor, Hastings,Kolkata-
Phone : 033 22893027/033 22895041
Mobile : 9830411115/9643357956