Archive | August 2012

Come and create!

We hope that visitors will come and get involved, create, and generally join in!
If you would like to come and stay for a day or two, or longer, both Gairloch Campsite and Sands Holiday Centre are offering a reduced rate of £5 per person (not including elec), and the Old Inn has offered a discount of 20%!
If you would like to take up any of these offers, please mention Ceangal when you arrive or book.

This earlier blog has details about getting here:

http://ceangalart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/getting-here.html

 

Sand Beach – Gairloch

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Megha Joshi

Megha Joshi was born in New Delhi in 1973 and studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda.

She spent 10 years as a Set Designer and Art Director for film and television, with over seventy projects to her credit, before returning to full time art practice.

Since her return in 2008, she has participated in numerous curated group shows and residencies, both nationally and internationally.  The most recent residencies include those at Religare Arts, New Delhi and an International art residency and exhibition in Iceland, supported by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Iceland.

Megha’s practice spans Sculpture and Installation art and she works with a vast array of media.

Her work has been exhibited at the India Art Summit 2009 and 2011 and the India Art Fair 2012.

 

Megha Joshi

 

(Born 1973)

 

Select Recent Group Shows and Residencies:

 

2012

 

  • ‘Skin Deep’ at Religare Arts, New Delhi
  • Residency + Exhibition ‘Fresh Winds’ Gardur, supported by Ministry of science and culture, Iceland
  • ‘Conservation on Canvas’ – for World Wildlife Fund, new Delhi
  •  India Art Fair 2012 (rep by Art Konsult)
  • ‘The Dramatics of Diverse interpretation’, Art Konsult Delhi

 

2011

 

  • ‘A4 arple’ curated by Johny ML, Gallery Ragini, Delhi
  • ‘shifting points of view’, by art:ifact, Thameside Gallery, Essex, UK
  • Artist-in-residence, march-may, Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi
  • ‘Portrait of an artist’ at Dhoomimal art centre, New Delhi
  • India art summit (with Art Konsult)

 

2010

 

  • ‘Drifting still’ Art Konsult, New Delhi
  • “Chair” AIFACS, N.Delhi curated by Shubhika Lal, Sculptors United Forum of India,
  • Workshop and show for TB awareness by Reflection Gallery and Global Health Advocates
  • Group show curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai

 

2009

 

  • ‘Drifters’, Art Konsult, Delhi
  • Workshop/residency – sculpture and site-specific workshop by Sandarbh at Baroda, Gujarat
  • ‘Husain at 94’, group exhibition by SAHMAT, M F Husain Gallery, Delhi
  • India Art Summit (with Religare arts.i)
  • ‘The Whynot Place” Exhibition of residency works, Religare Arts.i, N.Delhi
  • Artist-in-(day) residence, Summer, Religare Arts Initiative, N.Delhi
  • Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, international artists’ exhibition
  • Residency: International Artist-in-residence, Hungarian Multicultural Centre, Budapest, Hungary

 

2008

 

  • ‘She said…’ Two-person show at the art gallery, Epicentre, Gurgaon.

 

2007

 

  • Exhibition of contemporary art, Timeless Art gallery, Gurgaon (group show)
  •  ‘Colours of autumn’, at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (group show)

 

1996 – 2006 – Freelance set design and construction/Art direction for television. Executed over 70 projects including set design, special prop design, location design etc. Worked with leading production houses and channels all over the country and abroad for shows on MTV, TWI, STAR, SONY, SAB, ZEE, NBC, UNICEF etc. Worked with a vast range of materials such as wood, steel, rope, coir, plaster, fabric, canvas etc.

 

1996

 

  • Visiting fellow, invited to work and interact with M.F.A students at the M.S.University, Baroda
  • Exhibition: ‘Laxmi-Ganesh’ Art Today gallery, New Delhi (group show)

 

1995-1996 – Sculpture teacher, Vasant Valley School, New Delhi

 

1995

 

  • ‘Young Baroda’ group show of select young artists from the Baroda school of art.
  • Workshop: invited to conduct summer workshops on art by the Indian Women’s Press Corp, New Delhi

 

1991-1995 – Studied Fine Arts at the M.S. University, Baroda.

 

B.F.A, Specialization in sculpture with minor emphasis on painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography.

 

Passed in 1st division; art history and criticism with distinction.

 

1991

 

  • Scholarship: Won the All India SPIC-MACAY Gurukul scholarship to work under leading traditional Indian artists.

 

1990-1991- Passed the All India SSC exam in Sculpture with distinction from Modern School, Vasant Vihar, N.Delhi.

 

 Work in the collection of:

 

Art Today Gallery, Delhi

 

Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi

 

Women’s Feature Service, Delhi

 

Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda

 

Medosz Hotel, Budapest

 

Hungarian Multicultural Centre, Dallas, TX

 

Toreador Hungary Ltd

 

Private collectors in India, Germany, USA and UK

 

 The artist currently lives and works in Delhi NCR, India.

 

 

Anish Ahluwalia

ANISH AHLUWALIA is an artist and film maker. He lives and works in New Delhi, India.

University: B.A. Fine Arts, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London

Email: anish.ahluwalia@gmail.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 2000

Nehru Centre Art Gallery, London 1998

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Shifting Points Of View, Art:iffect, Greys, UK, June 2011

Text: Context, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest 2010

Art On The Road, SAHMAT Art Workshop and Exhibition, New Delhi 2001

No Foreground, SARAI Gallery Space, New Delhi 2001

SIC, Raheja Fine Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000

Group Show, Birla Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000

Sance Tauche Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000

Lethby Art Gallery, Central St, Martins College of Art &Design, London 1997.

FILMS:

Written and Directed Hindi Feature film KYA TUM HO (Are You There?) 2006 Dur: 110 min

Written and Directed a silent short film NINE STITCHES IN TIME 2004 Dur: 10 min

Written a short film SHWET (White) 2010 Dur:30 min

Join in with Ceangal.

Ceangal is a venture into uncharted waters in many ways here and will be a truly international experience!

We are kicking off with a family ceilidh on 8th September which will also raise funds for the Highland Hospice, so if you can sing, dance, or play an instrument, come along, and of course you can just sit and enjoy the fun!

Being a creative event and with the artists not finalising what they might do till they are here, we will be broadcasting daily updates from Two Lochs Radio, and also posting information in the GALE tourist centre, so listen in or contact the tourist centre to find out more as the residency progresses.

Ceangal is about freedom to create, (see previous blog) and also to encourage those who might not have had the opportunity (as well as those who enjoy doing so), to take part, interact, create, share experiences, stories, ideas…

Art is for ALL.  We as humans are creative, but in these unsettled days, this often gets forgotten, so come along and join in… it is up to you, try something new, make new friends and connections and enjoy some stunning scenery whilst doing so!

Many individuals and businesses have pledged their support in one way or another, and if you would like to contribute or join in – get in touch –  email: ceangalconnect@gmail.com, phone:01445712389 and take a look at the website: https://ceangal.wordpress.com and blog:ceangalarts.blogspot.com