Wednesday 26 February 2014


Inauguration: 28th February – Friday – 5:00 PM IST
Preview Show Venue: Kala Academy, Campal, Panjim, Goa
Preview Show Dates: 28th February to 3rd March – 10:00 AM IST to 7:00 PM IST
Inauguration: 8th March 2014 by the Governor of Goa, H.E. Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo
Auction Venue: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar, Goa
Auction Date: 8th March 2014 – Saturday – 6:30 PM IST to 10:30 PM IST
The Tara Trust Art Auction is planned and conceived as a Charity Fundraiser to enable Tara Trust raise funds for their free weekly art workshops for underprivileged Children in Goa and various other parts of India.
With this motto in mind and through this event, Tara Trust wants to raise awareness amongst the Art Community, Artist Groups and Philanthropists in order to garner support for their work.
Around 60 artists from Goa and other parts of India have donated their works to the trust, either as a 100% donation or on a 50%-50% share, to help the trust collect funds for their free art workshops.
Subodh Kerkar, one of Goa’s famous artists, along with Dr. Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar, Founder-Director of Tara Trust, who is an artist, activist, writer herself, shall be curating the show. Mr. Angira Arya, one of India’s best auctioneers is conducting the show, and also bringing rare works of art from famous artists like Francis Newton Souza, S. H. Raza, Jamini Roy, M.F. Husain for the auction. Some of the works that shall be put on auction have never been seen in Goa before, as it is their endeavor to also promote the arts and artists through this charity event.
This initiative is being conceptualized with its sponsors and partners, to make it into an annual event engaging India's artist community to the overall mission of the organization.
Their main event sponsor; Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, is hosting and sponsoring the complete event, along with the beverage partner, ABSOLUT. Tara Trust, Opposite Holy Trinity Church, San Joao Holiday Homes, Mazilwaddo, Benaulim, - 403716, Goa, India +91 8322770233

Kala Academy Goa has sponsored the preview Exhibition of the works at their gallery space for 4 (four) days prior to the main auction event, for public viewing.
Pragati Offset, Hyderabad, has sponsored the printing of the catalogues for distribution to the buyers.
The work of fundraising post the main event will be continued by our partners Start Up Goa, which is a fantastic Goa based platform, working with us to create our online-catalogue and platform to highlight the works of the contributing artists, long after the auction itself.
(Francis Newton Souza)
Alka Kalra, Amit Lodh, Archana Mishra, Balu Sadalge, Chailati Morajkar, Francis Desouza, Jagesh Ekkad, Kalidas Mhamal, Kanika Shah, Kedar Dhondu, Kunal Naik, Loretti Pinto, Megha Joshi, Nirali Lal, Pradeep Naik, Praveen Naik, Rahul Chauhan, Raj More, Raj Bhandare, Rajesh Salgaonkar, Rakesh Bani, Ramdas Gadekar, Ranit Datta, Ritu Kamath, Rosy Da Silva, Sachin Naik, Sanjay Sawant, Santosh Morajkar, SC Ahuja, Seby Akkara, Seema Kohli, Shilpa Nasnolkar, Siddharth Goswami, Subodh Kerkar, Subrata Ghosh, Suhas Shilker, Sweety Joshi, Tathi Premchand, Vijay Bhandare, Vitesh Naik, and many more to come.
(Akbar Padamsee)

Tara Trust is a Goa based non-profit organization working in the area of education and empowerment of underprivileged children. Established in 2008, the main objective of the organization is to leverage the healing power of beauty and art by bringing art based activities to underprivileged children.
Conceived of by anthropologist Dr. Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar, Tara Trust's activities are overseen by a board of directors including psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar, psychologist Amrita Narayanan, businessman Vikram Lal, writer Siddharth Dube and philanthropist Shefali Malhoutra. The management and work is conducted by a team of very well qualified employees and volunteers.
Today, they reach out to 320 children on a weekly basis in Goa, conducting 15 weekly workshops across Goa all of which are offered free of cost. They reach out to another 1000 children annually through special workshops and programs. At the end of 2013, through their weekly workshops, special programs and the art camps, they successfully conducted 1,055 workshops having spent nearly 4,220 man-hours behind these workshops with a four-member-team and periodic volunteers, since the beginning of Tara Trust. Tara Trust, Opposite Holy Trinity Church, San Joao Holiday Homes, Mazilwaddo, Benaulim, - 403716, Goa, India +91 8322770233
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