Contemporary Indian Art: An Exhibition of the Festival of India

This brochure was published by Vakils for Lalit Kala Akademi as part of the publicity materials for the exhibition.

'Contemporary Indian Art' was an exhibition held at The Royal Academy of Arts in 1982 as part of The Festival of India. The exhibition was conceived and brought together by The Visual Art Committee (a sub-committee of the Indian Advisory Committee, Festival of India), consisting of Richard Bartholomew, Geeta Kapur, and Akbar Padamsee. The show was divided into two parts of three weeks each. The first part of the exhibition, titled 'The Gesture, and Motif,' was inaugurated on 16 September and continued up to 5 October. The second part, titled 'Stories, Situations,' opened on 8 October and closed on 31 October 1982. 45 artists were represented in the exhibition, with 133 artworks on display.

Alternative title

Festival of India, 1982

Access level


Publication/Creation date


Content type


Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Contemporary Indian Art: An Exhibition of the Festival of India