Dialogues between Time and Space

Poetry reading by Saima Afreen, Akila G, Soumya V and Pitambar Khan

Between the two axes of time and space lies a point where a poet drinks from the sun, and sets the horizon on fire. The blazing words fall fountain-like. Each drop holds a million thoughts opening a passageway to rimes that hide different meanings of life. And that’s where the poet wanders as the chronicler of it all. This evening explores the dialogues between time and space as perceived by wordsmiths.

Mentorship Programme

by B V Suresh on 2nd and 3rd November 2019 ; 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

An engaging session with artist and art educator B V Suresh. Artists presented their works, talked about their practice while also received valuable feedback from the pedagogue. Some insightful articulations from him that can be a guide for a lifetime.

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An evening of poetry with Saima Afreen, Paresh Tiwari, Srividya Sivakumar and Akila.G on 26th September 2019 @ 6:30 p.m

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Talking works : Artist presentation


Talk and presentation

By artist Anupam Chakraborty on 31st August 2019 @ 5:30 p.m

Listening to Art Objects

By Shubhasree Bhattacharyya on 22nd June 2019  @ 5:30 p.m.

Woodcut Workshop

27th May to 30th May 2019; 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m

The workshop started with a brief presentation on the evolution of this technique followed by a group of art enthusiasts trying their hands in drawing and making layouts. The woodcut workshop turned up to be a joyful exploration of one of the ancient techniques of printmaking. The participants, as their first attempt in this medium, carved the image on plywood and inked their hands black to finally see the result of their hard work of last 4 days. Here are a few glimpses of it. Workshop director: Somedutta Mallik

Panel Discussion

17th April 2019; 5:30 p.m

Amongst its other events and activities, PEEP2 consisted of a panel discussion that raised a few thought-provoking questions those often remain unanswered. Panellists B. V. Suresh, Rasna Bhushan, Shanthi Swaroopini, Anand Gadapa, Amita Desai and moderator Chandana Chakrabarti shared their views on art in public space, art education and pedagogy, art writing, the role of the art institutions and art patronage by the Government organisations. The discussion was open to the audience who came up with their thoughtful responses and queries. Artists, art students, curators and gallerists- everyone from the art fraternity felt the need for an inclusive space for the creative minds to be engaged in discussion and exchange. There are shortcomings and needs to continue a holistic art practice, making an artist’s journey more challenging, but then this very struggle is what shapes his/ her art.

Rasna Bhushan
Shanthi Swaroopini
Anand Gadapa
Amita Desai
Moderator – Chandana Chakrabarti

PEEP 2 –  Presenting End to End Practice.

12th April to 22nd April 2019; 11:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m

The relentless endeavour of Dhi Artspace took a step further, in collaboration with Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, by designing an eleven-day-long art camp and involving artists, curators, art students, enthusiasts in its several events in Presenting End to End Practice (PEEP2).

PEEP2, starting on April 12 and continuing till April 22, was comprised of the art workshop, talks, presentation, panel discussion and many such activities that charged the gallery space with a unique creative radiance. The introductory talk was delivered by Lina Vincent, curator and art historian and Bhargavi Gundala, artist and Director of Dhi Artspace. And the following days witnessed a bunch of eight young artists, Kalpit Gaonkar, Azmira Hathiram, Manasi Bhagat, Souvik Das , Krishnal Fulwala, Rutva Gajjar, Sagar Naik Mule and Bharat Dodiya, coming from across the country, engrossed in their creative articulations. They presented their works and shared their ideas and experiences with the audience. During the workshop, artist B.V.Suresh and art historian Kirthana Thangavellu visited the gallery and had an intense and intriguing interactive session with the artists. The artists got a rare opportunity to visit Jagdish Mittal’s collection and had an insightful conversation with the veteran art historian and collector. On the same note, a very stimulating panel discussion was organised with Rasna Bhushan, Shanthi Swaroopini, Anand Gadapa, Amita Desai and B. V. Suresh in the panel and Chandana Chakrabarti moderating the session. The avid participation of the Hyderabad people in PEEP2 has enthused us to look forward to a more eventful edition of PEEP in the near future.

” The Curatorial Workshop- Telling a story by Anja Ellenberger”

12th October 2018; 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m

A curatorial workshop organised at Dhi Artspace in Collaboration with Goethe Zentrum. Held by a German curator Anja Ellenberger and a German Artist Jan Ratschat with fifteen other curators Suresh Jayram, B.V. Suresh, Bhargavi Gundala, Amita Desai,Seeta Reddy, Lakshmi Numbiar, Avani Rao, Lina Vincent, Geogina Maddox, Shubhalakshmi Shukla, Shaila, Atya Amjad, Abeer, Tanmay Santra, Santosh Sakinala from across the country.

Mapping Territories – A Poetic Evening

15th September 2018; 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m

“Mapping Territories- A Poetic Evening” is a poetry event in the backdrop of “Mapping Territories- An Art exhibition”, with six poets ( Saima Afreen, Nabina Das, Akila.G, Paresh Tiwari, Hostang Merchant, Meherin Roshanara )  from different States, settled in Hyderabad, are reciting poems on their experiences in the city of Pearl.

Presence & Persistence: Workshop by Dr. Sarada Natarajan

Feb 23rd – 26th2018

Venue : Dhi Art Space Gallery, DharamKaram road, Ameerpet.

 Presence & Persistence is a  three-day art theory workshop at DhiArtSpace. We approach the powerful world of visual artefacts from two different perspectives. On the one hand, we encounter visual artefacts as material objects in all their physical presence and plenitude. We confront objects in an embodied engagement with their form, scale and materiality and observe them they occupying our space and breathing our air – insinuating their compelling physical presences into our consciousness. On the other hand, we study visual artefacts in the more fluid form of images – images segueing across continents and across centuries – images transmitted through memory, embodied in migrating objects, crystallized in artistic schemata and commuting via reproductions.

About the Guest Lecturer 

Dr.SaradaNatarajan is an art historian from Hyderabad. A recent doctoral fellowship from Berlin (Forum Transregionatestudien)gave her an opportunity to work extensively on the Ellora World Heritage site.


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