“First of its kind artist centre with world-class facilities for contemporary art-making, evolving from JSW Foundation’s legacy of supporting art and heritage in India for over 30 years.”
Hampi Art Labs is a new, rural arts centre near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi in the south of India, opening in February 2024. Across 18 acres of landscape and comprising exhibition spaces, studios, and apartments for residencies, gardens, and a café, the centre offers artists unique production facilities, an environment to retreat in creatively, and galleries for world-class display. Evolving from a legacy of supporting art and heritage in India for over 30 years and founded by Sangita Jindal and her daughter Tarini Jindal Handa, Hampi Art Labs is an initiative of the JSW Foundation - the social development arm of the JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses.
Located near the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar and UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi, the centre is founded on an ethos of building an interdisciplinary institution inspired by the ancient temple city where art, architecture, and literature flourished from the 14th to 16th centuries. Uniquely born of a place where art, heritage and nature intermingle, Hampi Art Labs sits in a spectacular setting dominated by the river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and intriguingly large boulders that dot the landscape.
Hampi Art Labs education programme will offer initiatives engaging the local community and international visitors with contemporary art in all its forms. Learning activities and workshops will be developed for schools in the area. The centre seeks to create cultural links across the Global South through its residencies, programming & collaborations with like-minded institutions and organisations.