If you thought Gurgaon was just all about the gargantuan corporate buildings and glitzy malls, well, think again. Tucked in between are oases of art for the culturally inclined citizens – Gurgaon’s own art galleries. Here’s a list of a few of the well-known galleries in Gurgaon. So if you are an art lover, you know where to head to..
Art Alive Gallery
No longer do Gurgaonites have to drive into Delhi to view the latest art shows. Some of the well-established galleries of Delhi have opened their centers in Gurgaon too. In the forefront of such galleries is Art Alive. One of the leading galleries in India, Art Alive has led the art scene in Delhi since 2001. Tucked amidst the institutional and corporate hub in sector 44, Art Alive holds regular shows of well-known artists, while being one of the leading promoters of upcoming and modern artists.
Keeping well in tune with the constantly changing trends and consumer interests, Art Alive also promotes an online venue for art lovers and investors, emergingartists.in
This online site provides a unique platform for new artists and for innovative and experimental art. You could find on display both at the gallery and on their site a whole gamut of art in the form of paintings, sculptures, photography, digital arts, installations and lithographs.
Address: 120, Institutional area, Sector 44, Behind Ramada Gurgaon Central, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 4932000, 0124 4932030
Timing: Monday to Saturday (11:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Devi Art Foundation
Art lovers need no introduction to the Devi Art foundation. Brainchild and baby of Lekha and Anupam Poddar, this gallery showcases art pieces and installations from their own exclusive and extensive collection of contemporary and folk art, apart from holding exhibitions twice a year. This is one place where one could probably view Avant garde` art collections, as Anupam’s own interest in contemporary art is towards the edgy and offbeat. The mother and son duo are known to be one of the foremost private art collectors in India and are among the leading promoters of emerging and young artists.
Keeping with its heritage, the first private contemporary art museum in India, Devi art gallery, is housed in a beautiful contemporary brick and steel structure, also located in sector 44.
Address: Plot No 39, Sirpur House, Sector-44 (Behind APEX Centre)
Timing: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Monday closed)
With contemporary art forms taking center stage in most galleries, Gallerie Alternatives prides itself in having displayed works of MF Hussain, Anjolie Ela Menon, Tyeb Mehta, Raza and other doyens of the art world, over the years. Located inside Mega Mall on Golf Course rd, this is one gallery that has access to works of well-known artists for sale. Works available for sale are displayed on their website with price on request.
The gallery is also known to promote young artists and often holds workshops and art appreciation sessions.
Address: Shop No. 102, DT Mega Mall, DLF Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 4381439
Timing: Open All Days from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Art Pilgrim, an established gallery in Hauz Khas, Delhi, has its own venue in Gurgaon at Sushant Lok. Owned and promoted by avid art collector, Sujatha Singh, this gallery also holds shows in London and other important art centers.
Address: A-689 A, Sushant Lok 1, Opposite Laburnum Apartments, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 3260707, 9810032875
Timing: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tuesday closed)
Peacock Art Gallery
The latest entrant into the art scene in Gurgaon is this little gallery. Keeping in tune with the trend of bringing art closer to people, the gallery is located in the most happening shopping and hangout hub of the city, Galleria. The gallery opened its innings with an impressive exhibition called ‘supreme absolute’ that hosted 4 eminent artists on one platform.
Address: SG-50, Galleria Market, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 4109600
Timing: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Quill and Canvas
This is definitely a not to miss spot for the creative type and art lover. It’s a bookstore cum art gallery located at South Point Mall. It showcases over 2700 sq.ft of space of art, paintings, sculpture, photography as well as the best of books. Some amazing art photography can be found here. Events are held almost every weekend evening that highlighting the works of an artist or author.
Address: 122, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 4050694
Art, no longer just the interests of the ‘arty’ or elite, is finding itself being taken out of cossetted galleries and brought out into the real world. Exhibitions are now being held in the most unlikely of settings such as upmarket residential blocks, hotel lobbies, malls; one such showing was at a factory compound!! And Gurgaon is probably setting the trend for such events. So keep a look out in the papers or on Whats Up Life to see where the latest such show is.
A well-known gallery in Delhi and Chennai, Apparao gallery held an exhibition at ‘the Magnolias’ a high-end condominium on Golf Course Road. Over 200 pieces of art were on display, which the owner termed a ‘24×7’ exhibition.
Art in a Factory
And an even more offbeat exhibition was held at D Art Factory, an old factory compound on the Old Delhi Gurgaon Rd. Held under open skies with art pieces displayed against pitted factory walls, the setting was truly unique and complete with a dhaba, where one could get steaming cups of chai and samosas made on a wood chullah. More such shows are planned here.
This boutique 5 star hotel regularly hosts art exhibitions within its premises. With numerous hi-end retail outlets and restaurants, the art gallery perfectly complements the elite settings of the hotel.
Epicentre, Apparel House
This cultural hub of Gurgaon, known better for its theatre, music and film events, also houses a large gallery that holds shows and exhibits on a regular basis. The gallery had opened its doors to Gurgaon with an impressive show of over 82 artists on display on one platform.
Address: Sector 44, Gurgaon
Phone: 0124 2715000, 9810059550
So if you are inclined toward art, you could either pick up the paints and easel, or head towards any of the numerous galleries that dot the city, either to satiate your art sensibilities or to go shopping for the latest and best in art.