“Vanda Art Gallery" (Former Gallery "Hobby") celebrates the 25th anniversary by the jubilee exhibition "25 Steps" - quarter Century is quite a long time to look back and evaluate what have we done and achieved, where are we going…
Establishment of one of the first private galleries in the 1990s was a great deal of risk and courage in devastated, frightened, tired with wars Tbilisi, but the founders enthusiasm and belief that the art will save the country, encouraged us to make this decision. Many our citizens remember our first embarrassing steps, in the dark city, frozen people in frozen gallery halls watching the art works on the light of the candles and warming up by the great energy and love coming from them. This uninvited interest in the people and the striving for sharing the magical world of art droved us to overcome many obstacles together and step by step, stair by stair climb to new heights of success.
Then there were the first international exhibitions and the first victories, the constant work and the struggle for success, the recognition and the preservation of this prestige.
For over 25 years, Gallery has hosted more than 500 personal, group, charity exhibitions, competitions and auctions, presented Georgia at various International Art Fairs and exhibitions, Gallery established the annual competition for children 'Golden Palette", which has been held for over fifteen years and become the biggest source of happiness and hopes for thousands of children, as well as great stimulus for creative art affairs. The constant interest of gallery and supporting the young, talented artists, cleaned for many of them the way to great success and world recognition.
Everything that has been achieved during this period by “Vanda Art Gallery", is strongly determined by solid collaboration with Georgian and many foreign artists, based on mutual respect, friendship and full confidence. At the Jubilee Exhibition we tried to expose all those artists of different generations, genres and styles, with whom we are tied by long-term friendship and we hope that we will take a lot of steps together to the peaks of success.
In addition, we realize that taking into account country's historical and cultural context, this twenty-five years are only the beginning and we can easily convert them into the basis of future successes in cooperation with talented artists, as well as by love and loyalty of the gallery visitors and entire society.