Suryakanti Art Gallery was inaugurated in August 1999 by H.H.The Maharaja of Travancore, Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, has been successful in setting up a permanent art gallery, the first of its kind in Thiruvananthapuram .They feature a diverse group of artistes, ranging from eminent local and national
figures to emerging talent. The paintings and sculptures that are showcased touch universal themes using
local idioms, producing a rich tapestry of ideas and abstractions.
The main objective of the art gallery is to go beyond and bring together those for whom art is a passion or profession. They believe that it is important to make the subtle nuances of different artistic styles more accessible to the public. Through their exhibitions and art appreciation classes, they have successfully
awakened curiosity and an aesthetic regard for art among a growing audience.
Suryakanti performs its functions under the active guidance of a distinguished Board of Trustees. They have put efforts to include presenting the local and unnoticed artists on various platforms and also in providing a more comprehensive picture about the contemporary art scene in Kerala.
Over the years since its inception Suryakanti has gained credibility and strength in its agenda. And the plan to build up a comprehensive reference library of books on art as also publish books on art makes it even more unique compared to the others like it.
Director/Curator: Mrs.Lissie Jacob, Director
Contact: +91 471 2723802