‘A tribute to the soiled hands and feet’ a video art installation

‘A tribute to the soiled hands and feet’ a video art installation by Auroville Timelines for ‘Journey of Auroville’ @ Vajra Gallery, Dakshinachitra, off ECR, ahead of Mahabalipuram, Chennai. 20th January to 15th February 2019. Curated by Richa and Rriv Supported by ‘Auroville becoming 50’ Curated by Richa and Rrivu,…

Art21 Educators 2019 Application Now Open

January 17, 2019 Art21 Educators 2019 Application Now Open Apply now! Submit your application by Monday, March 25, 2019 Midnight EST Happy 2019! As we welcome a new calendar year, it’s time to reflect on the prior and consider what goals, actions, and projects we want to pursue in the coming months.…

THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019 IS NOW OPEN!

THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019 IS NOW OPEN! New Year – New Benefits & New Categories! Discover what's new in the 2019 edition of the IPA. ENTER NOW Early Bird Deadline: enter before March 24, 2019 and get a 10% discount. SELECTION OF IPA 2018 WINNERS IN SPORTS CATEGORY - PRO…

50th anniversary celebration – Art installation

INAUGURATION OF AN ART INSTALLATION As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations in Auroville, 5 ceramic artists are inaugurating an art installation they have created at the Solar Kitchen premises, in the garden near the covered entrance. The inauguration is at 7.30am on Saturday the 26th of January. Please do…

Centre D’art Schedule for February 2019

We at centre d’art would like to share Centre D’art Schedule for February 2019   Centre D’art Schedule   month Date event time February 2019 26th January to 16th February “WHITE NIGHT” group exhibition (painting) 2.00pm to 5.30pm February 2019 Friday 1st February Auroville photo circle meeting 5.00pm to 7.00pm…

Unity Pavilion invites you for a series of World Café evenings

World Café: Unity Pavilion invites you for a series of World Café evenings on the following Wednesdays: Jan: 16th, 23rd Feb: 6th & 13th from 7.00 to 9.30 PM This film series will take us on a journey through many years of Auroville’s unfolding. We will begin by watching on…

The LOVE A_FAIR ! Saturday the 19th January at the Youth Center!

We are happy to announce this year’s Fair on Saturday the 19th January at the Youth Center! The LOVE A_FAIR ! Starting from 10 am we will be having food, music, free games, kids’ activities, Upcycling Workshop, Eco femme Workshop Handicrafts stalls, cake competition, tombola, logo competition and lots of…

AUROVILLE INTERNATIONAL POTTERS MARKET Jan 25-27

Registrations are open for the following workshops:   Slip Trailing with Rakhee Kane, 25th Jan, 3-5pm   Throw and Stretch with Adil Writer, 26 Jan, 3.30-5.30pm   Toy Making Demonstration with Usha Kane, 27 Jan, 3-4pm   All materials will be provided and only a limited number of people can…

Exciting news from Solitude Farm!

Dear Friends, I want to share with you the huge success that I have recently had with my work being taken up by various T.V. stations in Tamil Nadu and then going viral on FB, Youtube and whatsapp. For years, we have been exploring a road back to nature, and…

Creeva Workshops in collaboration with Kalakendra

Creeva Workshops in collaboration with Kalakendra December, January, February & March   Sathya presentsExploring landscapes indoors and outdoors in watercolourDec 26-27, 9am – 12pm Rs.3000   Thais & Julien presents Behind the scenes come to Creativity Studioexplore what it takes to make a movieDec 28-29, 9am – 12pm & 2pm…

Centre D’Art Citadine – CARLA SELLO 22nd Dec – 2nd Jan

  “Mimetic Transmutation” Exhibition by Carla Sello Centre d’Art, Citadines 22nd December / 2nd January From mandala to plastic… Carla Sello, Aurovilian artist from Italy, used to be called “The woman of mandala”. And for good reason…She dedicated heart, soul and years to the making of mandalas, sometimes even in…

Bharat Nivas Events Calendar 20th Dec to 5th Jan 2019

Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Programs:   1. A Midsummer Night's Dream  By William Shakespeare presented by The Auroville Theater Group December 20, 21, 22,  2018 Time 8 pm Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Group   2. "ALPHA" -  Feature Film - Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Time: 8 pm All…

Lui Gino Fabozzi

  I started drawing and painting at an early age. Having been raised in a Catholic environment I often copied pictures of a Madonna or a Christ or an angel, or a native scene, until gradually I got into portraits. I admired all major Italian painters (generally from the 15th…

Nathalie

Nathalie Painter, Illustrator, Author, photographer, sculptor. Born in Paris, Nathalie moved to India at the age of 7 when her family came to live in Auroville in the early days, as devotees of Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Growing up in Auroville has brought on a profound sense of exploration, adventure…

Auroville artists at Indian Ceramics Trienalle, Jaipur – Videos

Auroville Ceramic Artists at Indian Ceramics Trienalle, Jaipur. Priya Sundaravalli Teaser at Indian Ceramics Triennale Jaipur from AVOUTREACHMEDIA on Vimeo.     Rakhee Kane Teaser at Indian Ceramics Triennale Jaipur from AVOUTREACHMEDIA on Vimeo.     Adil Writer Teaser at Indian Ceramics Triennale Jaipur from AVOUTREACHMEDIA on Vimeo.    …

Kalabhumi goes Live!

Pushkar ~ piano BulletProof Funk ~ Rock, Blues and Funk 2C?B ~ Techno    Freshly made pizzas and beverages will be served in collaboration with Youth Center!   The concert will be held inside the music studio, so light rain we won’t stop us! A storm, however, will force us…

Artists selected for the first Auroville art camp and festival

We are thrilled to announce the artists selected for the first auroville art camp and festival. 15 indian nationals and 15 aurovilians artists have been chosen for their wonderful works and their insights on the theme "a new world is possible". We also wish to congratulate all the applicants as…

Dis-Connect Paintings by Kirti Chandak

  Centre d’Art Citadines Auroville Dis-Connect Paintings by Kirti Chandak Opening on Saturday the 8th December 4 to 7 p.m. Exhibition from 8th up to 19th December 2018 at Centre d’Art Citadines Daily 2.30 to 5.30 pm | Sunday Closed | 0413 2622699

lecture series 1/8 – Plato’s philosophy of Art

  http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/1-platos-philosophy-art Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on…

Global Art Grants

Values of the Global Art Grant Program Cultural Experience: The Mission of Burning Man Project is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into the larger world. The Burning Man Global Art Grants fund projects that are aligned in the spirit of the Burning Man…

Golden Dawn – 50 Years Auroville 50 Births

24th November to 8th December at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture *Exhibition *Talks *Celebration Sat, 24th November 5.30pm: Opening Sun, 25th November 11.30am: Women’s Circle - Shared reflection on the value & power of all birth experiences Wed, 28th November 5.30pm: Paula Murphy - a presentation and a sharing: “Importance of…

JuandPAN – Tunes from Around the World

JuandPAN Tunes from Around the World   Handpan solo recital Saturday 24th November 7:30 pm at CRIPA hall, Kalabhumi   12 tunes inspired by 12 countries from a journey leading to Auroville. An invitation for spontaneous movement, relaxing or just listening.

Nicholas Roerich’s Himalayas: a Treasury of the Spirit

    Slide show with explanations by Dr. Alexander Pereverzev Wednesday 21 November 2018 from 6.15 to 7.15pm In Savitri Bhavan’s Sangam Hall Dr. Pereverzev is a Sanskritist currently working as assistant curator of the exceptional collection held by the International Roerich Memorial Trust in Naggar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, which…

ACRES FOR AUROVILLE Land Campaign

” She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire …” Sri Aurobindo   Throughout history, attempts have been made to create a new model for human life. Most have proved to be short-lived or limited in scope. But Auroville - The Mother’s City of Dawn – has stood the test…

The Hindu Photo Journalism Awards

  Announcing The Hindu Photojournalism Awards in association with the CPB Foundation. Photographers from India and others who are resident Indians can submit published works. These awards are meant to recognise the contribution and efforts of the people behind the images that often define how news is consumed today. While…

Sound Healing – Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls

Sound Healing Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls. On Full Moon Night, 23rd of November 2018 At 7 pm till 8.30pm. With Satyayuga in collaboration with Auroville Art service and Pavilion of Tibetan Culture International Zone. Venue # Pavilion of Tibetan Culture International Zone. Note# Auroville guest are requested to come…

Sustainable development goals and Her – Competition for women entrepreneurs

SDGs & Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; increase knowledge about the…

Adishakti presents two unique solo pieces: ALTROVE and THE RINGATORUS

Greetings from Adishakti! We are delighted to let you know that we are hosting two unique Solo Pieces on Wednesday the 14th of November, 7pm onwards. We will start with ALTROVE which is a Swiss solo work choreographed by Alessandro Schiattarella. This solo is the result of such explorative research, beyond and elsewhere what a…

Lively Up Your Earth 2019 – Solitude Farm

Lively Up Your Earth 2019 On the 12th January 2019, Solitude Farm will be hosting Lively Up Your Earth 2019, our 6th eco-music festival. This year the focus is on bringing the value of local foods to our community. To do this we plan to have 13 stalls that demonstrate…

Auroville Art Camp – Thank you!

From the AUROVILLE ART CAMP team Finding oneness in diversity and beauty We did it! The applications have come in and lots of thoughts come into mind. It all started with a dream. This adventure was born last March when, during an art camp in Chittorgarh, a few of us contemplated…

ONASSIS AiR Artists-in-Residency – Athens

Open call 2019/20 ONASSIS AiR Artists-in-Residency Athens Deadline: November 26, 2018 Contact: e. air@onassis.org w: www.sgt.gr © Tassos Vretto ONASSIS AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is a year-round program, located in the urban centre of Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem. The…

“Moments in between” Photography exhibition by Yam Yardeni

Moments in between” Photography exhibition by Yam Yardeni Pitanga October 27th till November 10th Opening Saturday 27th, 4 pm   “Photography brings to me a sense of enjoying the moment without the need to capture it.” Yam Yardeni   What could be the “moments in between” for a 16-year-old teenager born…

Tibetan Pavilion celebrates 102 years of MEN-TSEE-KHANG

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND: CELEBRATING 102 YEARS OF MEN-TSEE-KHANG A 3-Day Event at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, 2018   Friday November 2, at 5.30 pm at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture ‘Introduction to Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Sciences’ A Special Lecture delivered…

Neuro-Dramatic Play by Dr. Sue Jennings – Unity Pavilion

From Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November Dr Sue Jennings, anthropologist, author and drama/ neuro-dramatic play therapist, will be running a 5 day course in  Neuro-Dramatic Play at the Unity Pavilion. There will be 25 Aurovillian therapists and teachers attending for each full day, joined by 12 children from…

My Creative Satsang – Latest Video by Francesca

Before i start uploading videos on how to find a subject for your short story, i want you to take notes about few tips you need to know to write your first (and second, and third and..) script. #ashortstoryaweek #howtowriteashortstory #creativewriting #francescaemiliapapale #mycreativesatsang

KALABHUMI goes Live!

KALABHUMI goes Live! October Edition Saturday 27/10 7:30 pm in Kalabhumi Rumba with Paul, Kento & Karthik Bossa Nova with Shakti and friends, Shanks & Rolf, Jazz with Vera & band   The concert will be held inside the Music Studio. In case of light rain, we will still have…

‘Heal-arity’ Workshop on the art and profession of Medical Clowning

“Heal-Arity” is a fun filled week-long immersion in the universe of the Clown, especially created by MeDi Clown Academy, to introduce the participants into the art and profession of medical clowning. The two main goals of this workshop are to guide the participants into a self-journey discovering their unique clown-personality;…

Garba Dance Workshop by Shruti Chokshi from Pondicherry

Garba Dance Workshop by Shruti Chokshi from Pondicherry Saturday 20 October 4.30 to 7.00 pm at Unity Pavilion Garba is a traditional dance form of the Indian state of Gujarat, usually performed during Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrated all over India worshipping Goddess Durga. This colourful and elegant dance performed…

Voice that Touches Your Heart – Christabel Menezes

A Concert by Christabel Menezes Accompanied on Flute by Jade Tuesday 16 October - 7 pm at Unity Pavilion Guest Performance by Sanjna Banik from Pondicherry Christabel first found her authentic expression at the age of 27, a miraculous validation and liberation that allowed her to travel all over India,…

Saraswati Puja and Painting exhibition at Well Cafe

Well cafe open for Saraswathi puja from 9:30 to 17:00 Thursday 18.10.2018 and we would like to celebrate knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning with you all - get FREE MALABI (vegan/with milk) with every lunch order! Our special guest for Sarasvathi puja Olga Bogacheva with adorable cute paintings exhibition…

Auroville Art Camp teaser 4

  We are organising an Auroville Art Camp and Festival in March 2019 with Artist residency taking place in Auroville, for painters. 15 Indian national artists and 15 Aurovilians artists will be selected to collaborate and work on the theme “A new world is possible”, inspired by a quotation from…

Orev

Watsu practitioner (shiatsu in the water), brilliant comedian, singer, Orev's paintings are as flamboyant as her curls. This French artist definitely gets her influence from her beloved India but her charisma stays as French as can be. As with a sprouting seed becoming a young plant and forcing its way through…

CREATIVE WRITING PLAYGROUND!

CREATIVE WRITING PLAYGROUND! 12 /13 / 14 of October. From 4 to 6pm Do you want to write a story just for the fun of it but you don't know how to start? Do you feel you have "something to write" inside of you but you do not know what…

Origami Workshop – Bharat Nivas

“Let's enjoy ORIGAMI”     - a Workshop by Bharat Nivas and the Japanese Pavilion Friday 12th October 2:30pm~3:30pm At the Bharat Nivas office (Under the Auditorium ~ after entering the Auditorium building, take the stairs down on your right side. The office is on your right). In this month…

Photo Exhibition by Nitin Joshi – Tibetan Pavilion

Pavilion of Tibetan Culture Invites you to a Photo Exhibition by Nitin Joshi 1st October until 13th October 2018 Closed on Sunday and National Holidays. Opening hours: 9am – 12:30 and 2-5:30pm The photographer takes you through the life of semi-nomadic Tibetan children belonging to the Changpa tribe of Tibet.…

Navratri festival Doll show

As a part of Navratri Celebrations, Ilaignarkal Education Centre invites you for a special   DOLL SHOW from10th to 22nd October 2018 - 10 am to 6 pm at Ilaignarkal Education Centre, Saaram community. Everyday including Sunday and Pooja Holidays   The festival of Navratri holds significance as it represents…

tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 on 21st and 22nd March 2019

The Department of English (SFS) Madras Christian College, Chennai, and tiNai Ecofilm Festival, is organising a two-day International conference titled, "Ecological Migrations and Transcultural Ethics" and tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 on 21st and 22nd March 2019. The Conference Webpage: https://teff.in/eco-conference-on-ecological-migrations-and-transcultural-ethics/ Festival Website: www.teff.in Important Dates of the conference are given below: Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 December…

7th Call for Submissions WimmelResearch-Fellowship

The WimmelResearch-Fellowship will be awarded as part of a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung. Artists from all disciplines – including performance/dance, visual arts, architecture, design, literature, sound/music, video/filmmaking, and web development – are invited to apply until September 28, 2018. There is no restriction…

Auroville Green Practices Workshops

  Earth and Bamboo 19th - 23rd November 2018 Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials…

Auroville Photographers Gathering 12th October 2018

    Auroville Photographers Gathering, which will take place on Friday 12th of October from 5 to 7pm (Being punctual is a must), as follows :   5pm - 5.10    : Brief Introduction and Ice Breaker 5.10 - 6.30    : 10 minutes Presentation by each "willing" participant 6.30 - 7 pm   :…

Tokyo International Foto Awards

One of the advantages of this competition is its global reach. Depending on what your image is chosen for (The Best of Show, a magazine ad, or postcard for TIFA, etc.), your image has potential to be viewed around the world, with full credit given to you. Exposure levels range…

6th Kolkata People’s Film Festival (KPFF) 2019!

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Timeline of film submission Early deadline: September 30, 2018 Regular deadline: October 20, 2018 Late deadline: November 20, 2018 Notification date: December 15, 2018 Festival dates: January 17-20, 2019 Please read the following description and terms of film submission carefully before submitting a film. SUBMIT A FILM…

Aurovilian Author to receive Whiting Grant – Akash Kapur

    The Whiting Creative Non-fiction Grant of $40,000 is awarded to writers in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed non-fiction intended to encourage original and ambitious projects by giving recipients the additional means to do exacting research and devote time to composition. The…

CREEVA: We all have our Body’s unique way of Drawing!

  Come and find your own with Audrey In the workshop, we explore abstract and figurative coloring. On 5th and 6th October From 9am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm At The Atelier, Creativity Community All materials are provided - Contribution for guests is Rs. 2,000/-, and for volunteers is Rs.…

KALABHUMI goes Live!

              Sunday 30/09 7:30 pm in Kalabhumi Studio September Edition   Elie & Vasantha ~ from Pondicherry Carla ~ Classic Opera Tripp & Company   The concert will be held inside the music studio, therefore in case of light rain we will have KGL!…

Open Call First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat

  The first call for proposals in 2017 drew a resounding response. Now the Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. We invite proposals for projects in…

Komali Mediclowns – India Nose Love

  Komali is a young social enterprise that offers an integral training and holistic approach to healing for people in healthcare (hospitals, homecare, clinics), Education (schools, colleges, universities) and business (self-help groups, corporations) in villages and cities. Its founders had developed and tested the concept in Canada and wanted to…

Tamil Thendral (Evening of Tamil culture) at Unity Pavilion

In the Desh-Videsh Sanskriti (Cultures Home and Abroad) series, Unity Pavilion proudly presents      Tamil Thendral (Evening of Tamil culture) on Saturday 29-09-2018 – 3:30 pm onwards At Unity Pavilion  Program highlights: Dance, Veena Recital, Documentary Film, Fun of learning Tamil Language & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner (cost-sharing basis)  …

Fundraiser for Japanese Garden at Auroville Botanical Gardens

Over the past few years, Noel and Jyoti have been working on a Japanese Garden at the Auroville Botanical Gardens.  With donations and recycled materials, the garden has slowly progressed and begun to come alive with Beauty, revealing the artistic spirit that lies behind gardening and the Japanese tradition of…

Call for entries The 2019 edition of MIFA is open!

  The mission of the Moscow International Foto Awards is to recognize, reward and promote talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. SUBMIT NOW TO MIFA 2019 Since 2013,…

SPECIAL SCREENING at CREATIVITY – Behind The Label

  Filmed in India  "Behind the Label” tells stories of the combined lifecycle of cotton"-from plantations to textiles – of GM cotton failure with those taking the difficult path back to organically grown cotton. A path that starts with the recovery of traditional seeds to interviews with prominent advocates that will…

Website – For Art creations made in Auroville

www.auroville.com In the future the arts will exist, as Sri Aurobindo wrote in the Life Divine, “as expressions and means of the truth of the spirit and the beauty of and delight of existence.” This is the challenge presenting itself to artists both in Auroville and all around the world.…

International Peace Day Celebrations

International Peace Day Celebrations at Unity Pavilion Friday September 21, 2018 2.30 pm onwards The Unity Pavilion team invites you all join hands on celebrating the International Day of Peace with the following activities: 2.30 – 4.00 pm: Activities for Children and adults (Origami, Flower mandala, Peace messages) 4.00 –…

Pure Photo – Photography Exhibition

    Pure Photo is a photographic exhibition consisting of traditional analogue photos by Future School and Transition School students. They are a collection of darkroom prints from negatives, Pin Hole Camera Photos and Photograms. The students have been learning analogue photography over the last 12 months. They have been…

Exhibition – Prints from the Dara Shikoh Album

  More prints from the Dara Shikoh Album A Moghul Masterpiece September to October   Exhibition at Aurelec Cafeteria & Art gallery open from 8am to 5pm   The Dara Shikoh album is a collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615-1659), the eldest son…

WORLD BAMBOO DAY – 18th September 2018

18th Of September 2018 Tuesday-8am to 5pm We cordially invite you to celebrate World Bamboo day at Auroville. Highlights of this event: *  Bamboo Plantation *  Launch of special Eco-friendly products in bamboo *  Spread awareness of 9 verticals of Bamboo *  Bamboo Fun & Fair *  Bamboo Jamming *  Make…

The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2018 (FPRWI 2018).

About FPRWI 2018 FPRWI 2018 that is to take place from November 15 – 22, 2018 in Kolkata is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Fondazione Cineteca di…

Art Mediation Programme 2018

Applications are invited to the Art Mediation Programme at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The function of the mediation team will be to facilitate contact with the artworks at the Biennale exhibition for the visitors. Responsibilities include conducting guided tours of the exhibition for the diverse public of the Biennale, and…

The Dum Pukht Writers’ in-residence workshop

The Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop is a two-week, in-residence workshop for fiction writers ready to take their work seriously. Really seriously. The workshop is activity-centered and intensely experiential. You will interact with several instructors, all experts in different aspects of writing. You will also critique and learn from the work…

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period of nine months.

India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with  Barpeta District Museum, Assam invites applications for a Museum Fellowship  Application Deadline: Thursday, September 20, 2018 This initiative is supported by TATA TRUSTS India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Barpeta District Museum, Assam invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period of nine months. The Archival and…

CREEVA: Weekly Schedule

Come, Create with Us! Experience, Express and Explore yourself though the Visual Arts Centre for Research, Education and Experience in the Visual Arts (CREEVA) is a platform for people to experience art first hand and overcome the inhibitions. It is a place where art enthusiasts like you can experiment with…

IPA – International Photography Awards

IPA & THE LUCIE FOUNDATION The IPA submission fees are contributing to Lucie Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honour master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. http://www.luciefoundation.org/ THE ANNUAL IPA PRIZES INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD DISCOVERY…

Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

The Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut announce a new joint Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change. Our environment undergoes rapid and dramatic changes. Our forests and wildlife are disappearing. Our air and oceans are increasingly polluted and sea levels are rising, along with the incidence of…

Moulding Life in Clay

  Moulding Life in Clay   Indian ceramic artists talk out loud to Mitali Joshi about their art, passion and Auroville. Seven artists from and around Auroville, an experimental township in India located on the coast of Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu, will be presenting their artwork in Argilla ’18 in…

“The Mahabharata Within”: a workshop by SEA

WHEN: Sunday 2nd September, 9:00AM - 5:30PM WHERE: Kala Kendra basement hall, Bharat Nivas Based on Gift Ecology (contribute from your heart): Donations through AV bluesheet of SEA (Social Entrepreneurship Association). For Further details & Registration please contact SEA at: socent@auroville.org.in / 9489527893 The Mahabharata is one of the most…

PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth) CELEBRATION

America – C.A.L.I (House (casa) of Latin America – Indigenous) International Zone Invites you all to   A Traditional Festival from South-Andes of America  PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth) CELEBRATION  Please come and bring food, flowers and incense to the Mother Earth, thanking her for all she has given to us the…

Bollywood Dance Workshop – By Shobhana Patnaik

WHEN: 6pm, 30th August 2018, WHERE: Unity Pavilion “Matter and Light” at Unity Pavilion from 12 Aug to 15 Sept. Proceeds will go to the “Acres for Auroville” campaign to support the purchase of Auroville’s still-missing land. Song and dance sequences are an integral part of Indian cinema, especially Hindi…

Matter and Light – Exhibition of Art works

  WHEN: until 15 September 2018 WHERE: Unity Pavilion Open on all week days 10 am to 4.30 pm.   As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Auroville, the Unity Pavilion is organizing an exhibition of art works by two well-known artists - Kratu from Auroville and Usha Patel…

Auroville Underground Music Festival

Dear Friend, this is to invite you to the first Auroville Underground Music Festival - AUM Festival! WHEN: 4pm - Late, Saturday, Sept 8 - WHERE: Youth Centre What is it? The Auroville Underground Music Festival (AUM) is a festival dedicated to experimental music and sound and will feature artists…

– summer break –

We are on a summer break and will not be posting on the website until the end of July. We will continue with keeping the calendar up to date. Do you know of someone who would like to manage our website postings for us 2 days a week? Please let…

Around the world: latest animation of Steve Cutts

Steve Cutts has just released Happiness his latest animation which, once again, deals with the most harmful aspects of our society. Happiness: The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfilment. We know Steve Cutts for being the author of amazing animations. From the Simpsons couch gags to the…

CREEVA Schedule: Creativity Community Atelier

Come, Create with Us! Experience, Express and Explore yourself though the Visual Arts Centre for Research, Education and Experience in the Visual Arts (CREEVA) is a platform for people to experience art first hand and overcome the inhibitions. It is a place where art enthusiasts can experiment with mediums, form,…

Mother’s Mantra in Matrimandir Amphitheater, 24th June

we will sing Mother’s mantra “Om Namo Bhagavaté” In Matrimandir Amphitheater Sunday June 24th - 6.30 to 7.30 pm (weather permitting) with Joy and Jivatman (guitar) to guide the chanting. To make it easier for new people to learn the melodic cycle in which the mantra is composed, Joy and…

Call for proposals for the Matrimandir’s Garden of Unexpected

The Matrimandir executives are calling for design proposals for the Garden of the Unexpected. If you have a great idea & the capability to, design and implement garden landscaping, we invite you to participate by registering and filling out this form. You can apply individually or as a team. Please…

Talking about art with Ivana

Are we afraid to talk about the quality of art in Auroville? Artist, a critic of art, lover of art, researcher, neuroscientist, you are invited to an informal discussion at Mitra compound (Town Hall) on Tuesdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29 th May and 5th June from 5 pm till sunset.…

Art for Charity – Birgitta Volz in Namibia

The internationally renowned artist Birgitta Volz has just arrived in Namibia to assist her friend and travel book author Konny von Schmettau with her charity in the North. She will soon display the results of her original and unmatched work of which the print of the famous baobab with David…

Around the World: Flip-Flop Art | Ocean Sole // 60 Second Docs

Choking oceans cough up art. Millions of discarded flip-flops are posing major hazards to our oceans. Ocean Sole, a Kenyan ocean conservation group, is turning flip-flop pollution into art and even functional products to help protect the oceans. Flip-flop artist Francis Mutua guides us through their work, where over 900…

Around the world: Peter Hujar, Speed of Life

The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising…

Around the world: Peter Sacks, a painter and a poet

Night Ferry By Peter Sacks Blood-drop, lung of fire setting past the sea bell and wave; why am I separate from that giant burrowing into further life? The body breathes and rides a heavy-netted ocean swollen by the tide. Under the half-moon it’s the lighthouse light that turns the rest…

Improvised Theatre Workshops with Jesse

For 'Grown-ups’ Are you ready to explore new dimensions of your being? Are you ready to discover the miriad personalities that lie hidden within you? Are you aged 13 or over? Improvised Theatrical Storytelling If the answer to all of the above is yes, or you just think that you…

Funds available for performances from Auroville Artists in Auroville

Funds can be requested now for the financial year 2018/19. Applications will be considered only until 30.05.18. Please send a mail to av.artistgroup@gmail.com. We will send you a questionnaire about your performance. Return it as soon as possible. In a subsequent meeting distribution of funds will be allocated. Nuria &…

Artist Biswajyoti Mahanta: presentation and workshop

Offered by Bharat Nivas: you are invited to meet and spend learning time with Mr.Biswajyoti Mahanta (Artist & Teacher from Baroda, Gujarat) Talk accompanied by slide projection: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 Time: 5 to 6.30 PM, Venue: Bhoomika Hall, Bharat Nivas Workshop: on Digital Media, animation, graphic design, bamboo work,…

Mahabharata Immersion “discovering the Pandavas within” 23th May

One-day introductory exploration on 'discovering the Pandavas within' and a small peek into deeper processes like the Mahabharata Immersion organised by SEA (Social Entrepreneurship Association) Facilitator: Naveen Kumar (SEA volunteer) Date: Wednesday, May 23 (9:30 am - 5:30 pm) Venue: Bhumika Hall, Bharat Nivas For details of the workshop, please…