Heritage walk

Chhaap in collaboration with the State Bank of India had organized a Heritage walk in the old city in November 2003. Debashish Nayak from Ahmedabad, who has designed heritage walks in many other cities and countries, had designed this walk. During the walk he pointed out many architectural and town planning high lights of the city. It was called Mandir to Mazjiid. Started from Jagmandir and ended at Jami mazjid near Madvi gate.
Talk started with a slide show in SBI auditorium where Dabashish pointed out how the city was originally planned and developed. Next day during the walk he pointed out a few murals, electric polls and the water system which is unique to Baroda. After a week about 35 people made etching on their experience on walk with technical assistance from Chhaap artists and an exhibition of the same was held.

Monumental Idea in Miniature Book

A travelling show was hosted by Chhaap on 26th January 2009. Prof. Hui-Chu Yung from Akron University had proposed this project of showing 125 miniature format books done by artists from all over the world. Inaugurated by Jyoti Bhatt and was appreciated by Baroda audience as a unique show. Books were done in various material such as paper, clothe, wood, acrylic, metal and laser cut.

Printmaking Today - The Expanding Horizon

Chhaap Foundation and Graphic Arts Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao institute of Baroda had a one day symposium on 11th December, 2018 that addressed areas and topics related to New Media and its impact on existing Printmaking trends. The key speakers in the symposium were Prof. Nicholas Hill, Director, Frank Museum of Art, Ohio, USA and Arpan Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati Uniersity. The other speaker was Indrapramit Roy, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University. There was also a panel discussion in the afternoon session. In an interactive session, Prof. Nicholas Hill captured everyone’s interest by posing overarching queries about what is creativity and in what direction are we going with our expressions. This session was a self-examination for each participant. Mr Arpan Mukherjee questioned the way art is made, shared and executed; stating that all this has been contextualized to suit the time and situation. He showed various examples where the traditional process and execution of prints has crossed boundaries into uncharted territories. Post lunch, Mr Indrapramit Roy spoke briefly on the history of printmaking in India and then posed several pertinent queries about the relevance of printmaking in the academics and its role in academics. In the subsequent discussion many questions were posed. Contemplation on these thoughts lead to the conclusion that Printmaking has truly moved beyond the traditional techniques. While the old methods remain important, new techniques, experiments, ways of expressing, displaying, exchanging and dealing have taken the medium to areas that are continuously expanding and growing according to the needs of time.


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