Our founding journey
However, except for a handful, the rest of them are on the verge of extinction. The once-thriving community of artists in a village is now dwindled down to a couple of families fighting to keep the art alive.
We are a small group of art lovers, on a mission to revive thousands of years old traditional and tribal arts of India or folk arts of India.
This passion quickly transformed into a major initiative to revive Indian Folk Art and Artists. This initiative has now become our mission. In 2020, we officially registered the Indian Folk Art Gallery as a business entity in Australia and investing to build the largest online platform for Indian Folk Arts and Artists globally.
It’s encouraging to see a modern variant of Tanjore paintings being acquired by art collectors, created by highly-skilled and passionate non-traditional artists. However, these modern variant use alternative materials and methodologies. Whilst it’s important to grow modern methodologies, it’s imperative we also protect traditional artists and their methodologies.