Parampara Continuing The Legacy Since 1864
Government College Of Art And Craft, Calcutta
A Brief Introduction to all Specializations on Offer
An iconic department that once championed aesthetics of Western Academic art, presently a seat of multiple experimentations.
Painting (Indian Style)
The department created by Abanindranath Tagore and Percy Brown in 1916, has roots in India’s struggle for Independence.
Modelling & Sculpture
A department where students create dialogues between material, processes, form and space.
Graphic Design | Applied Art
The department that is an expert in the field of advertising, media and produces visual raconteurs.
The department that weave stories with thread and dye, continuing the rich legacy of Indian Textile.
Design: Wood & Leather
A cross-disciplinary unique department in the country, that follows the legacy of the Industrial Arts.
Ceramic Art & Pottery
The department that creates magic with clay, wheel and the furnace.
The department where the image makers make use of ink, press and the art of visual reproduction.
Few Words on ‘PARAMPARA’
and it continues..
On the 156th year of this laudable institution, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to be audience to “Parampara”; the Students Annual Exhibition 2020-21. Though it was impossible to conduct this event in its customary manner this year due to the pandemic, the efficient efforts of the students and teachers in putting together the first ‘online’ exhibition together is more than praiseworthy. It will remain to be long remembered. I welcome you all to this new experience.
“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness” – Anni Albers
On behalf of exhibition coordinators, I would like to welcome you all to the first online virtual Students Annual Exhibition-Parampara 2020-2021. All the artworks are featured here is the outcome of the creative imagination of the students of the Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta created during the pandemic situation; Put forth in the public domain for your analytic viewing and evaluation.
Dr. Bikas Karmakar
“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life”
-Pablo Ruiz Picasso
As a student of the first semester, I gladly announce that like every year, this year also, the most prestigious art college that is Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata warmly welcomes all the viewers and art lovers from every corner of the world to their 156th annual exhibition “PARAMPARA”-(2020-2021), virtually due to the present pandemic situation. Hope, our beautiful and creative efforts will enamour you much. Thank you all.
Locked doors has unlocked possibilities this quarantine. That’s how Govt. College of Art & Craft’s ‘Online’ Annual Student’s Exhibition- PARAMPARA 2020 has been made possible. It’s an honour to be a part of the very first online exhibition in the history of our college. I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the entire Foundation batch, to relish the enthralling artworks of our fellow students.
I believe Art can cure the wounds that time leaves on us. After the pandemic we all came up with a new mindset and set our own milestones again to work harder and pursue what we aimed for.
I, Aishwarya Saha, being a final year student of GCAC, feel proud to announce that ‘PARAMPARA’ is finally going to give you the best experience of “Online Exhibition” this time . It has been possible with all the efforts of our respected faculties and all the students of GCAC. I hope you join us and live the memorable moments that we created for all of you. We welcome you with all our warm hearts.
Art is not a belief system, it is just another way of knowing life. Where we are constantly finding ourselves in new forms tirelessly. We want to share the joy of this way of life with everyone. So we invite everyone to come together to watch the annual exhibition (156th in the tradition organized by the Government College of Art and Craft). The exhibition plays a vital role in furthering the effort to awaken the conscious sense of seeing this beauty of nature from the perspective we see, and we are very grateful that this exhibition was organized in collaboration with the respected teachers and seniors, juniors and friends of the college. Sincere thanks to everyone.
Just as the river flows in its own rhythm and tune, overcoming all obstacles Our “PARAMPARA” has been able to overcome this pandemic situation and flow like a river in its own melody and rhythm! So, we all are welcome all of you to visit our online exhibition and help us for success !
We are all known about that situation. Hope our best effort gives everyone the same happiness as before. I hope your support and encouragement gives us the faith to fight with the situation as well as a better future. Parampara is an emotion for every student of GCAC and art lovers too. I am very fortunate to be a colour of the 156th Celebration, also very excited for our first virtual annual exhibition. Thank you.
Our first ever online art exhibition of Govt. College of Art and Craft, showcasing exclusively the works of our students done during the eventful pandemic year, 2020 not in the classroom studios but behind the locked doors of their houses, celebrating the indomitable creative spirits of these young artists!
Dr. Swati Bhattacharya
As the torchbearer of Parampara, the century-old student’s annual exhibition, it is my fortune to present our Annual Exhibition through virtual media. It would be hardly possible to reach you all in the time of distance without the selfless effort of the faculty members and the designing team, I thank you all from the core of my heart who eagerly waited for the exhibition and didn’t lose faith upon us. Thank you all.
To a better tomorrow
GENERAL SECRETARY (Student Union)
“Good times become good memories, but bad times become good lessons in life” When faced with hardships, all of us find ways to overcome the obstacles in our way. We push even harder and keep learning! The Parampara Exhibition 2020 upholds these very values, by show-casing the indomitable spirit of our students; through their art! We are happy to have played our parts in enabling our students scale new heights, even as we all faced the hardships of the Pandemic.
It’s been a very long time we kept quarantine ourselves from a Pandemic. For the first time, we are watching and experiencing the co-existence of artistry and technology in this way. Parampara flows from generation to generation, teachers to students, seniors to juniors.
I am very fortunate to be a little part of this.
Virtual student’s annual exhibition organized by PARAMPARA is a path break for this prestigious institution. but it’s better late than never. I welcome you all to visit our exhibition and make it a grand success, thanks to faculty coordinators and developers who made it happen during the pandemic, warm wishes to all, be safe
ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY (Student Union)