2 December 2023 /
7TH DOOARS ANNUAL 2023 – AN INTERNATIONAL ART MEET AT SILIGURI
An International Art Exhibition by renowned artists presented recently at Ramkinkar Pradarshani Kakshya, Siliguri, North Bengal (India).
Honorable Chief Guest Shri. Prabir Kr. Biswas, former Principal, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan inaugurated the Exhibition on 26 November 2023. Shri. Alok Sudhir Sarkar, art lover and advisor, Jalpaiguri District Chamber of Commerce graced the function as Guest of Honour.
“Nestled in the eastern part of India, the northern part of West Bengal, North Bengal unfolds as a captivating region that spans across eight districts — Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Coochbehar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda plays a crucial role in connecting the north-eastern states to the rest of India through the strategic Siliguri Corridor, also known as the Chicken’s Neck. This narrow stretch of land acts as a vital link, adding a layer of geopolitical significance to the region. Each district contributes to the region’s unique identity, with a harmonious blend of indigenous traditions, languages and customs. The cultural tapestry of North Bengal is equally vibrant,” says the organisers of the unique vibrant International Art Meet.
“Dooars Artist Group is making a big impact in nourishing North Bengal’s culture. This group is helping artists by giving them a place to showcase their work and encouraging them to collaborate. They organize art exhibitions, bringing together artists from North Bengal, all over India and even from other countries. The art exhibitions organized by the Dooars Artist Group are not only helping local artists but also getting attention from artists in other places. As the group keeps growing, more people are starting to see the importance of supporting art in North Bengal,” said Mrinal Kanti Roy, President of Dooars Artist Group.
“Lack of places to celebrate and show this diversity has made it tough for artists and artisans to express themselves. Even with so much culture, there aren’t many places for artists to share their work. Private art galleries and museums are scarce, with only two run by the government, making it hard for local artists to get the support they need. They struggle to get noticed and find it hard to get support. The lack of encouragement creates a gap between the talent of the artists and the chances they have to succeed. North Bengal is getting ready for a creative boom. By addressing these issues, this group keeps North Bengal’s culture stronger and also helping artists for getting the recognition they deserve,” Mrinal Kanti Roy shares the experiences in organising such art events in the region.
Dooars Artist Group (DAG) was formed in 2016 for the promotion of art and encouraging artists all over the Globe. Many remarkable online art exhibitions participating renowned artists in India and abroad were conducted during the pandemic days. Till date Dooars Artist Group conducted more than 14 events including ‘Contemporary Printmaker’s Exhibition’ and ‘Mindscape’, virtual group art Show.