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5 Must-Visit September Art Exhibitions in India

September art exhibitions

As the vibrant hues of autumn begin to paint the canvas of the world, the Indian art scene is coming alive with a plethora of exciting September art exhibitions and events this month. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, collector, or simply curious about the creative expressions of our time, these September art exhibitions promise to be a visual and intellectual feast. Here’s a curated list of September art exhibitions taking place across India this month.

1. Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW)

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Art lovers observing a piece at the DCWA (Image source: Instagram)

Kicking off the month is the Delhi Contemporary Art Week, set to be a groundbreaking September art exhibition in the Indian art calendar. This week-long celebration aims to redefine the conversation around contemporary art. It will feature works by artists who have made their mark on the global stage and Indian masters of contemporary art.

Six prominent galleries, including Vadehra Art Gallery, Blueprint12, Exhibit 320, Gallery Espace, Latitude 28 and Shrine Empire will introduce emerging artists from South Asia. The artistic expressions are expected in various mediums, styles and themes, igniting enthusiasm for contemporary art both within the city and across the nation.

The exhibition’s extensive programming includes curatorial walkthroughs and a two-day symposium organized by ‘TAKE on Art’ – a collaboration between Bhavna Kakar and Dilpreet Bhullar. Together, they have conceived this edition of DCAW to create an interactive space for art connoisseurs to experience the best of contemporary art. DCAW also offers insightful panel discussions and talks, making it an all-inclusive September art exhibition.

When: 3rd – 7th September 2023

Where:  Bikaner House, Delhi

Contact: +91 11 23388408 or 

2. A Place in the Sun: Women Artists from 20th Century India

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If you find yourself in Mumbai, be sure to not miss “A Place in the Sun”.  This exhibition is a captivating view of early 20th-century modernist art through the works of a group of ten remarkable women painters, sculptors, and printmakers. Women who shattered conventions and had a lasting impact on history. 

These women not only challenged the status quo within the art realm. They also confronted societal norms that sought to confine their creativity. Ashish Anand, CEO, and MD of DAG curated this exhibition as a tribute to these unsung heroines of modern art, reminding us that the world of art knows no gender, only boundless creativity.

Witness the vivid and revolutionary strokes of Madhavi Parekh, Rekha Rodwittiya, and their peers. This exhibition is a tribute to their talent, vision, and their lasting impact on the Indian art landscape.

When: 9th September – 21st October, 9 am – 7 pm

Where: DAG 2, The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai

Contact: 022 4922 2700

3. Indiyart 

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Attention, Indian art enthusiasts! This September, a portal to the world of Indian art is opening up in Delhi through the Indiyart exhibition! 

Indiyart is a celebration of traditional Indian art, showcasing the diverse talents of artists from across the country. Visitors can expect to be mesmerized by an array of artistic expressions of varied art forms like Warli, Mata ni Pachedi etc. And also explore the evolving landscape of traditional Indian art. 

The four-day art event includes not just an exhibition but also offers DIY workshops in authentic art forms. Workshops on fading art forms like Gond, Bhil, Phad, Pichwai etc., will be conducted by nationally acclaimed artists. This one-of-a-kind art exhibition by Rooftop also marks the exclusive launch of the Rajasthani Miniature Painting course. An event introducing art enthusiasts to the intricacies of the seven distinct schools of Rajasthani miniature.  

In all, the Indiyart exhibition is set to be a memorable experience. One that provides a gateway into the fascinating world of Indian art.

When: 16th – 19th September 2023

Where: Bikaner House, Delhi

Contact: +919820560980 or

4. Equinox

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If you happen to be in Delhi at the end of the month, don’t miss the Equinox September art exhibition. This event offers a captivating fusion of painting, photography and sculpture, showcasing the multifaceted nature of contemporary art. It’s a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional mediums.

Equinox, an exhibition featuring painting, photography and sculpture is organized by Artverse and curated by Mr. Shubhankar Singha. The ICCR in Kolkata, where this exhibition is set to be held, is renowned as one of India’s most prestigious art galleries. This exhibition provides an excellent platform for you to showcase your finest works to art enthusiasts, potential buyers, and collectors.

When: 21st – 24th September 2023

Where: Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR), Nandalal Bose Gallery, Kolkata

Contact: +91 9874535704 or 

5. 63rd National Exhibition of Art 

September art exhibitions
Award Ceremony at the 63rd National Exhibition of Art (Image source: The Statesman)

This exceptional event by the Lalit Kala Akademi is a must-visit for art enthusiasts, providing a rare opportunity to marvel at the exceptional talents of India’s leading artists. With a diverse array of works spanning various genres and styles, it offers a captivating glimpse into the current state of Indian art.

At the heart of the 63rd National Art Exhibition lies a dedication to showcasing exceptional material use and artistic quality at the highest levels of aesthetics. The exhibition will feature artworks created across a spectrum of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, photography, installation, and multimedia. As the most prestigious annual event hosted by the Lalit Kala Akademi, this tradition, which began in 1955, is designed to represent and celebrate the year’s visual advancements. 

When: 28th August – 28th September 2023, 11 am to 7 pm

Where: Lalit Kala Akademi Campus, Mandi House, Delhi

Contact: +91 011 23009200/ +91 011 23009292

Wrapping it up!

This September art exhibition series paints a vivid picture of India’s artistic diversity and evolution. Whether you’re drawn to contemporary art, intrigued by the legacy of women artists, or simply seeking to engage with the dynamic world of visual creativity, these September art exhibitions offer something for everyone. Make sure to mark your calendars, as these art exhibitions are not just displays of talent; they are windows into the heart and soul of the Indian art scene. Embrace the colours, forms, and stories that these artists have to offer, and let your senses be enthralled by the world of art.

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