Located in a tranquil area of Panaji city is Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts.  It was founded by Mr Dattaraj V Salgaocar in 2009. Its art gallery has different sections where different types of art are displayed. Local, national and international artists’ works are exhibited here. The soft music emanating from the café makes the environment more peaceful.

The works featured are photos, paintings, sculptures, video installations and others.  Most of them are for sale and the price is approximately Rs.10,000 and above. They also have other activities like visual art programmes, workshops, exhibitions, book reading, book releases and a movie club.

Justina, an official, says, “At the Centre, we constantly strive to reinvent our programming where local artists are invited to participate in a dialogue, assist in creating workshops and reach out to the younger generation desirous of getting into any creative career.  We are proud to say today, the centre has become a hub and a place of engagement for the local artists who give us their time and creative inputs to raise the standards of structuring our visual arts programming.  In essence, Sunaparanta has been bringing modern and contemporary art in Goa in all its forms to the world and the world art to Goa.”

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Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to present ‘Ordinary Superheroes: Tales from the Animan Kingdom’, a solo show by Goa-based artist Viraj Naik opening on Friday, 23rd August 2019, 7 pm.  With curatorial direction by Leandre D’Souza, the show is produced by patrons Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar. Ordinary Superheroes is a collection of over 95 ink drawings, etchings and sculptures of hybridized subjects, part of Naik’s long-term study of the physiognomy and behaviour of human beings. The exhibition features an evolutionary archive of the human portrait, illustrated as mutilations – where men are disfigured into beasts, monsters and grotesque creatures. Naik’s human-arium is presented as a suspended place, where man metamorphizes into anthropomorphic state/s.