Sri. N.G. Pavanje Chair in Fine Arts Extension Activity 2018-19


6-7 April 2018 – National Seminar on Art and Culture of Coastal Karnataka in association with Lalit Kala Akademi, Bengaluru

The N.G.Pavanje Chair in Fine Arts organised a National Seminar on “Art and Cultural Heritage of Coastal Karnataka and Evolution of Modern Art in Coastal Districts of Karnataka” in association with the Karnataka Lalita Kala Academy, Bengaluru, on 6-7 April, 2018.

Ms. Anasuya Pavanje, donor of the chair and Formerly Secretary, Craft Council of Karnataka, inaugurated the Seminar.The Concept Note was presented by Prof. M.J.Kamalakshi, Chairperson, Karnataka Lalita Kala Academy.The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Pundikayi Ganapayya Bhat, Senior Researcher and Historian from Moodabidre.Shri P.S. Punchithaya, Senior Artist from Kalagrama, Kasaragodu, and Shri Ramesh Rao, Chairman, Artists Forum, Udupi were the Guests of Honour. Prof. Ramdas Adyanthaya, former Dean, CAVA, Mysore, delivered the Valedictory Address.The 2 –day Seminar featured several resource persons on Art, who spoke on relevant topics:


Resource Persons


On 6/04/2018


Dr. Pkundikayi Ganapayya Bhat

Keynote Address


Dr. Sayigeetha Hegde

Prof. Varadesh Hiregange

Art in Coastal Religious Practice


Dr. Ashalatha S. Suvarna

Art in Traditional Artefacts of Tulunadu


Sri. Subhash Basu

Deepika Shetty

Heritage Architecture of Tulunadu


Sri Janardhan Havanje

Ancient Art in the Coastal Districts

On 07/04/2018


Sri Upadhyaya Mudubelle

Artists, Art Organisations Art Schools of the Coastal District


Sri N.S.Pattar

Recent Development in Modern Art in the Coastal District


Smt. Shalmali Shetty

Analysis of works of International Coastal Artists Sudharshan Shetty,  I.N. Talluru and B. Manjunatha Kamath


Dr. Unni Krishnan

Art Education: The Scenario Challenges, Ideas


Smt. M.Shanthamani

Prof. Suresh Jayaram

Contemporary Arts and Challenges


Prof. Ramdas Adyanthaya

Challenges of art


Prof. Ramdas Adyanthaya

The 2 day Seminar also featured an Exhibition of books on art, and an Exhibition of Paintings by Young Artists of the Region.

The Seminar held at attracted a large number of students from art schools, affiliated colleges, constituent colleges, PG Departments, and art teachers and senior artists.  109 delegates  took part in the National Seminar.

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