Art & Culture

Toon Heaven at IIC

Indian Institute of Cartoonists is hosting a first of its kind exhibition, which will showcase as many as 41 cartoonists from across the country.

After having showcased some memorable works by cartoonists like David Low, RK Lakshman and many more, Indian Institute of Cartoonists (IIC) is now showcasing 41 works of cartoonists from across the country. IIC, a first of its kind organisation established in the city opened doors in 2007 to promote the art of cartooning.

Inagurated yesterday by Jnanpitha Awardee, Girish Karnad, the event also saw Amarnath Kamath as chief guest and managing director V.G. Narendra present at the opening. IIC earlier this year invited entries from all cartoonists for the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards. The 41 works on display at the exhibit feature selected works form the participation entries received along with the winners of the Maya Kamath award. This year saw Sandeep Adhwaryu of Outlook, Ramadhyani of Navika, Shimoga and Shankar of Sakshi, Hyderabad win first, second and third prize respectively. The winners received cash prizes of Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively.

This exhibit will feature names such as Rajesj Pujar, Bangalore, K. Unnikrishnan, Calicut, Prashant Kulkarni, Mumbai, James Vaz, Manipal, Mohammad Zahoor, Pakistan and many more renowned and upcoming cartoonists. From caricatures to political satire, these cartoons are in Hindi, English as well as regional languages.

The exhibit is on till the 25th of July.

Indian Cartoon Gallery

No.1, Midford House, Midford Garden, Off M.G.Road, near Big Kids Kemp
M.G Road, Bangalore -560001 Map

Tags: Indian Cartoon Gallery, Indian Institute of Cartoonists, Girish Karnad, Maya Kamath Awardee, Sandeep Adhwaryu, James Vaz, Mohammad Zahoor, Prashant Kulkarni, Ramadhyani, Shankar of Sakshi

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