The Cube Gallery, Goa
Having lived in Goa for two years now it is often a challenge to find somewhere to visit on a Sunday afternoon away from the beach. After a recent tweet regarding the Sensorium Exhibition at Sunaparanta in Goa, I was asked if I’d visited The Cube Gallery which whetted my appetite for a new experience. So I dragged the family and we set out in search of The Cube. As with most things in Goa there are few clear directions or maps to indicate where the place is located, so we headed for Moira, the village address of the gallery. A quick phone call secured directions and on arrival we were greeted by the owner, Satinder Singh, who quickly guided us into the gallery.
The gallery is set in a contemporary structure which blends neatly with the local Goan and Portuguese architecture.
The ‘Artable’ exhibition, currently on show, displays the work of eleven Goa-based artists who have collaborated to transform a series of white console tables into ‘living, breathing works of art.” The styles used range from “cubism to faux-mosaic’ amongst many and the finished pieces are on sale from about Rps20,000 (£220) which seems more than reasonable for a unique conceptual living room piece.
Satinder promises many more exhibitions combining art, design and furniture. Satinder Singh is a man of many talents, being an accomplished Artist, Architect and builder, which he has combined perfectly to produce something quite special in this quiet Goa village.
On exiting the Gallery, Satinder recommended a visit to the neighbouring Moira Church, and we were pleased that we took his advice. The Church is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture full of Catholic symbolism and the grounds afford some wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
For more information on The Cube and upcoming event – visit the Facebook page.