Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft.
The Bachhawat Foundation would be hosting two art residencies in the month of November.
The Bachhawat Foundation along with Gallery Rasa – The Print Room will co-host a printmaking residency at the Badu premises. The residency is aimed at encouraging emerging artists to continue their engagement and research in the printmaking medium and provide a facility for the same. It aspires to orient traditional printmaking practitioners to consider conceptual, contemporary ways of applying this time-honoured medium and thus keep its use alive. The residency commences on 1 November 2014 and culminates in an Open Studio on 29th November 2014. The two artists-in-residence for this year are Sangita Maity and Debojyoty Dhara. The residency would be coordinated by Rakesh Sahni , Dr. Paula Sengupta and Archana Hande.
Bachhawat Foundation along with Khoj, Kolkata, would be having the Autumn Residency from 2nd November till 29th November’2014. The residency aims at creating a discourse on the changing landscapes of rural areas due to urbanization. The participating artists are Sandeep Suneriya, Krupa Makhija, Bharati Verma and Prasanta Ghosh. The residency would be coordinated by Chhatrapati Dutta.
After the commencement of the residencies, Bachhawat Foundation along with Khoj, Kolkata, would be hosting a residency for the GenNext artists from 29th November to 6th December’2014.