Pune Biennale 2017, a visual, public art festival will be showcased throughout the city at multiple venues. We aim to make art accessible to the public through genuine engagement with visual art as well as performances in varied ways. Here is a sneak-peek into our venues.
Extending the elegant culture and creative energy of India House, Ramprasad Akkisetti has founded the India House Art Gallery in Balewadi, Pune. The gallery aims to exhibit high quality art expressing passion and commitment to interpreting human existence through rich imagery. Showcasing the work of niche artists and artwork with exceptional technical skill and artistic achievement, the varied materials highlight the transformational character of art, making this gallery truly comparable with international standards. India House Art Gallery also hosts talks and seminars related to their autumn, winter and spring exhibitions.
Vaishwik Art Environment, Aundh is an art center which promotes young as well as eminent artists in Pune city since 2004. Vaishwik have a huge collection of Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, and Graphics Prints. Vaishwik have its own collection of European Art as well as Prints to view publicly. Vaishwik is promoting exclusive art in Pune city.
The art environment includes an Art Gallery with multiple sections in spaces covering 4000 running ft X 10 ft Height for exhibition as well as the Dnyanaba-Tukaram Gallery located at the third floor which is dedicated to Sant Tukaram. The thriving premises also boasts an Installation Ground, Library and Cultural Centre with a collection of over 2000 books. Vaishwik conducts musical programs, poetry reading, classes and workshops for Art.
LET ART WORK gallery is an art-in-heart initiative by Ar. Rashmi Tapadia and Kapil Tapadia, practising as Advantage Architecture, Pune.
LET ART WORK is a platform to nourish budding and upcoming, ambitious artists to build a community to connect with common people at large. Their work has expanded to art awareness and education programs during the last three years.
The gallery is 1000 sq.ft, a multi facility space that can be rented after curation. Various workshops are conducted for art appreciation through educational activities. With its vision for connecting different art forms towards community building for a perfect art connect, "gift a painting" is an initiative to spread awareness about original art buying and to support the artist when they are alive!
Gyaan Adab is Pune's Premier Cultural Centre which hosts a wide range of events showcasing literature and the arts. These include book readings, talks, presentations, theatre and dance productions, art and photography exhibitions, music performances, workshops and lecture demonstrations - which feature new and emerging as well as established creative practitioners. Since it opened its doors three years ago, Gyaan Adab has had the distinction of creating unique programmes and events that have established its presence in the city of Pune as a leading cultural centre for recreation and creative innovation where the established and the new find a space to showcase their talent.
To promote the Visual Arts, Gyaan Adab has showcased the work of 40 new and established artists working in different mediums and also conducted numerous workshops, their focus being Art Education, Community Art and Solo and Group Exhibitions.
Gyaan Adab's intimate yet community-friendly art display spaces include Outdoor Gallery, Event Gallery, GA Gallery, Stairway Gallery, GA Intimate Gallery and GA Terrace Gallery. These varied spaces offer visitors a choice of visual experiences.
The Monalisa Kalagram is an art centre that aims to promote art and create a community of artists, painters, poets, writers, creative thinkers. From organizing art exhibitions, workshops as also hosting talks, performances and the book launch of artist Sujata Bajaj’s magnum opus “Ganapati”, the Monalisa Kalagram ventures at multiple levels to unveil the manifold manifestations of art.
The expanses of open spaces, a small open air stage, a gallery as well as a hall for an art gathering, make the Monalisa Kalagram an apt place to open up your imagination and encounter a true exchange of ideas.
The Empress Botanical Garden is amongst the most historic and botanically important gardens in the Pune region. Initially a “Soldiers Garden”, the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India has been managing the Empress Garden since 1892.
Stalwarts like Shri. Jaggannath Shankarsheth, Mr. David Sasoon, Dr. C.D. Deshmukh, noted industrialist Mr. S.L. Kirloskar have been an integral part of this Society.
Several socially and environmentally important activities are presently being conducted under the able guidance of the current President of the Society, Shri. Rahul Bajaj and the Vice President Shri. Prataprao Pawar. Also, noted horticultural expert Mr. Suresh Pingale, the Hon. Secretary and the renowned philanthropist Ms. Suman Kirloskar, the Vice President and Mr. Ulhas Shedge, the Hon. Treasurer of the Society have contributed immensely in helping the Empress Garden reach its present splendor.
This sprawling Garden over 39 acres is home to various rare species of trees and flowers. Annual flower shows and various programs creating environmental awareness are organized here throughout the year.