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The Purushottam Public Trust Events and Publications

Events and Publications
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EVENTS

At Purushottam Public Trust, we strongly believe that the accessibility of art is a gauge of freedom in a society. The Trust therefore seeks to encourage artistic exploration and endeavour through its primary initiatives. To this effect, we undertake and organize activities that help inform, educate, inspire both young artists and the public at large.

Working to support and promote high quality education and endeavors in the field of printmaking, the Trust has an annual calendar of events guided by our aims and objectives as an organization. With Purushottam Public Trust itself being seeded in an event, our emphasis remains on offering platforms and opportunities to artists, as well as creating mutually nurturing interfaces between artists and the public, through our events. These also offer a chance at pushing the boundaries of artistic endeavour through high quality

education of artists in technical and nontechnical aspects of the discipline of Print Making.

Bringing together a rich pool of knowledge, experience and insight, these events are curated in collaboration with eminent artists, like minded organizations and bodies, and prominent galleries and institutions. Our events largely take form as exhibitions and shows, lectures, seminars and workshops, including exhibitions and shows for promising students and young artists, such as under the aegis of the Purushottam Annual Merit Award. Through these we hope to contribute to the discipline of Printmaking and the opportunities at hand.

If you would like to contribute or collaborate with us in our efforts, kindly contact us directly to discuss the possibilities further. 

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JULY
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EXHIBITION : 'WHEN THE MOON HAD DIED IN THE AMAZING DARK' by Arpan Sadhukhan

India International Centre, New Delhi

The Purushottam Public Trust is delighted to announce the solo exhibition of Arpan Sadhukhan, recipient of the 2020 Merit Award, at India International Centre Annexe. Drawing inspiration from his familial roots, the artist reflects on consumerism to expose ‘the inauthentic, candy-floss-like cold chrome surface of marketing and brand building that has invaded our daily lives’. The exibition explores dystopian realities of isolation and primitive human behavior of hatred and greed that morph all human emotions into transactional captial gains and consumer desire.

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FEB
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EXHIBITION : India Art Fair 2024 – Relief

India Art Fair 2024, New Delhi

The Purushottam Public Trust participated in the India Art Fair 2024. The Fair was held at the NSIC Grounds in Ohkla, New Delhi from 1st to 14th of February 2024.

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SEPT
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Asavari Gurav

India International Centre, New Delhi

Awarded the Purushottam Annual Merit Award 2021, Ms. Asavari Gurav showcased her work at The India International Centre from the 24th to the 30th of November, 2023.

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Arpan Sadhukhan

The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Awarded the Purushottam Annual Merit Award 2020, Mr. Arpan Sadhukhan showcased his work at The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara from the 05th to the 10th of September, 2023. The exhibition was inaugurated in conjunction with the Award Ceremony for the new year.

AWARD CEREMONY 2023 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

The annual Purushottam Merit Award 2022 was awarded to Mr. Rokesh Patil for securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2021 - 2022. The award ceremony was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. 

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FEB
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EXHIBITION : India Art Fair 2023 – Intaglios

India Art Fair 2023, New Delhi

The Purushottam Public Trust participated in the India Art Fair 2023. The Fair was held at the NSIC Grounds in Ohkla, New Delhi from 09th to 12th of February 2023.

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Online Exhibition of Works by Jayati Kaushik

Purushottam Public Trust Website

Now in its seventh year, the annual Purushottam Merit Award 2019 was awarded to Ms. Jayati Kaushik for securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2017 - 2019. The award ceremony was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. 

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FEB
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EXHIBITION : The Annual Purushottam Public Trust Online Show

Purushottam Public Trust Website

In keeping with its core objective of promoting high quality education and endeavours in the field of Printmaking, Purushottam Public Trust organises an online exhibition on its website. Works from previous recipients of the Annual Merit award, as well as other artists associated with the Trust shall be published online in the viewing gallery on the website, from the 1st of February to the 31st of March, 2020.

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Ketaki Sarpotdar

The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Awarded the Purushottam Annual Merit Award 2018, Ms. Ketaki Sarpotdar showcased her work at The Gallery, Facultu of Fine Arts, Vadodara from the 05th to the 15th of September, 2019. The exhibition was inaugurated in conjunction with the Award Ceremony for the new year.

AWARD CEREMONY 2019 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Now in its sixth year, the annual Purushottam Merit Award 2019 was awarded to Ms. Jayati Kaushik for securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2017 - 2019. The award ceremony was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. 

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Rajnikant Sutaria

The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

A solo show of works by the 2017 recipient of the Annual Purushottam Merit Award, Mr. Rajnikant Sutaria was held at The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. The exhibition, held from the 05th to the 10th of September, 2018, in conjunction with the award ceremony for 2018. 

AWARD CEREMONY 2018 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Ketaki Sarpotdar, a student of the Masters Course at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara was awarded the Annual Purushottam Merit award for the 2016-2018 cycle. Securing highest marks in the Graphics Arts Course, Ms. Sarpotdar was awarded a monetary scholarship and an opportunity to exhibit her works.

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Yogesh Ramkrishna

The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

To further its core objectives of promoting new talent in the field of print-making, and as part of the Annual Merit Award, a solo show was organised for the 2016 recipient  Mr. Yogesh Ramkrishna. He showcased his work at The Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara from the 05th to the 10th of September, 2017. 

AWARD CEREMONY 2017 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

In its fourth year, the annual Purushottam Merit Award 2017 was awarded to Rajnikant Sutaria for securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2015 - 2017. The award ceremony was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. 

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Abhishek Verma

The Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Recipient of the Purushottam Annual Merit Award 2015, Mr. Abhishek Narayan Verma showcased his work at The Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara from the 05th to the 10th of September, 2016. Titled 'Diary of an Idler' the solo show was held in conjunction with the Award Ceremony for the 2015-2016 cycle. 

AWARD CEREMONY 2016 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

The annual Purushottam Merit Award ceremony for 2016 was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. The scholarship was conferred on the student securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2014 - 2016. In its third year, it was awarded to Yogesh Ramkrishna- a student of the Master's Course at M. S. University, Vadodara. 

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SEP
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EXHIBITION : Exhibition of Works by Murali Chinnasamy

Red Earth Gallery, Vadodara

Awarded the Purushottam Annual Merit Award 2014, Mr. Chinnasamy showcased his work at the Red Earth Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat from the 05th to the 15th of September, 2015. The exhibition was inaugurated in conjunction with the Award Ceremony for the 2014-2015 cycle of the award.

AWARD CEREMONY 2015 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Red Earth Gallery, Vadodara

In its second year, the annual Purushottam Merit Award ceremony was held at the Red Earth Gallery. Awarded to the student securing the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2013 - 2015, the award this year has been conferred on Abhishek Narayan Verma. Student of the Master's Course at M. S. University, he has participated in exhibitions on the national and international stage.

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AUG
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EXHIBITION : Online Show of Works by Murali Chinnasamy

Purushottam Public Trust Website

In keeping with its core objective of promoting high quality education and endeavours in the field of Printmaking, Purushottam Public Trust organized an online exhibition of works for the current recipient of its annual merit award. The works of artist Murali Chinnasamy were published online in the viewing gallery on the trust's website, from the 25th of August to the 25th of October, 2015.

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NOV
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AWARD CEREMONY 2014 : The Purushottam Annual Merit Award Ceremony

Department of Graphics Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

The Purushottam Public Trust awarded its Purushottam Annual Merit Award for Printmaking 2012 - 2014 to Mr Murali Chinnasamy, by virtue of attaining the highest marks in the Graphic Arts Course (Practical) for the year 2012 - 2014. A gifted artist with a Masters degree in Printmaking, Mr. Chinnasamy has participated in numerous national exhibitions as well as international exhibitions, and is the recipient of a number of awards for his work.

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MAY
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EXHIBITION : Anant - An Unending Celebration of Graphic Art

Department of Graphics Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara

Honouring Shri P. D. Dhumal on the occasion of his retirement, 69 ex students of the Department of Graphic Arts, M S University, Vadodara got together to exhibit their graphic work. Especially prepared for this commemoration, the limited edition prints were organized into portfolios befittingly called 'Anant'- the proceeds from which were consolidated into the resources that birthed the Purushottam Public Trust.

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