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A New Festival Is Getting Gorgeous & Affordable Art To Goa

Nupura posted on 13 December

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This Art Fest is looking at helping you connect, appreciate and buy contemporary art without breaking the bank. And it goes on for two months, so you have plenty of time to check it out.

 

What Is It All About?

Museum of Goa (MOG) has been at the forefront of popularising contemporary art not just in Goa but also across the country. In this endeavour, they are now organising the Goa Affordable Art Fest (GAAF) which will make contemporary art…well Accessible & Affordable!! The 1st edition of this fest will kick off on the 17th of December 2017 and go on till the 28th of February 2018.

Who Is It For?

Well for you, your family, friends and anyone else who has always looked at Art and balked at the prices. Well not anymore!! This one will have art works starting from as low as INR 3000 to a maximum upper limit of INR 1,00,000. And not just works by up and coming artists, but also by well established ones such as Riyas Komu (Kerala), Debashish Barua (Assam), Narendra Yadav, Mala Shrivastav, Sweety Joshi, Sanjay Sawant, Sunil Patwardan, Krishnamachari Bose to name a few amongst the approximately 50 eminent artists from all over. And of course if you are a budding artist, then the deadline for submissions is the 25th of November. So check out the website here and see how you can enrol your work to be showcased at this fest. The selection committee consists of Director Peter Mueller of Germany’s Galerie Muller and Plate in Munich and Subodh Kerkar an artist himself and the founder of MOG.

What Else?

MOG is so much more than just an art gallery. Over time it has become a workshop space, lively discussion space, a café, an event space, a place to revisit Goan and Indian history and all sheltered in a canopy of trees that immediately soothes your spirit. So a trip here is guaranteed to enrich your life in so many ways. From thousands of paintings, photographs, prints on display, you just have to pick one that suits your pocket and take it home. Grab a quick coffee or a snack from their cafe and sit in their outdoor area admiring the art around you, or the sounds of birds twittering about.

 

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They have celebrated author Amitav Ghosh opening the GAAF on the 17th of December 2017 at 6pm.