• Art of giving

    Fine art & Philanthropy

  • Art of giving exhibition

    By Dhananjay Kelkar

    5th November - 19th November

    Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington, UK, DL1 1ND

    The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Deputy Mayor of Darlington, Jan Taylor, on 5th November

    In support of St Teresa Hospice Darlington, Lok Biradari Project Hemalkasa, Quest

  • The Signature painting

    Touch of waves

    This painting is our signature painting and will be sold by auction

    Please place your bid by sending an email to kelkard@hotmail.com

  • The Artist

    Dhananjay Kelkar

    Darlington resident Dhananjay Kelkar (Danny) inherited a love and talent for painting from his late father, the renowned artist Madhusudan Kelkar. While he studied at IIT Kharagpur, India and got a degree in Naval architecture, Dhananjay pursued his passion in art steadily, moving around the world with a curious eye for local characteristics of nature and human life.


    After leaving India 35 years ago, Dhananjay and his wife Mohini lived in the Middle East, Singapore, London and are now residents of Darlington. Together they have initiated a theme 'The Art of Giving' combining their love for Art and commitment to humanitarian work . 30 paintings in water colour and oil by Dhananjay will be featuring in the exhibition at Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington. The delicate water colour paintings will present vivid variety in nature ranging from 'The river Ganges' to capturing a 'sunny morning in Preston Park'. The use of pallet knife techniques in oil paintings have given distinct effect to his work. These works include 'Wet Sydney Harbour', 'The Dancing Shiva' in Ajantha caves and many other titles. Over his years of painting Dhananjay has developed his own unique recognizable style, and has exhibited his work in India, Singapore and the UK.

  • Charities supported

    Support through fine art

    St Teresa Hospice

    St Teresa's Hospice is an independent charity founded in1986 and is well established as a highly center of expertise in palliative and end of life care.The hospice provides free support to patients and families at their most distressing times, working in the community at large and from it's base in Darlington to provide care to the people of South Durham and North Yorkshire.

    Lok Biradari Prakalp

    Lok Biradari Prakalp (LBP) (Marathi: Brotherhood of People project) is a social project of the Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora involving a hospital, a school and an animal orphanage. It was started on 23 December 1973, by the social worker Baba Amte for integrated development of Madia Gond. It is in Hemalkasa, Bhamragad taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, India.


    A research and action oriented organization focusing on enhancement of quality of approach to education in rural tribal areas in India. Undertakes research in the field of education, develops inspired teachers and aims to share the latest research in the field of education. Since its inception in 2007, it has reached over 20,000 children in rural India between ages 3-14.

  • Contact Us



    Payment for paintings can be made by cheque or account transfer. Details can be sent to you by text/ email. Details will be also be available at the gallery.


    The report of expenses and donations made to the three charities will be published on the website www.kelkarsrangadhanu.com. after the 19th November. It will also be emailed to individual buyers.


    The paintings will be delivered within 15 days after the exhibition ends on 19th November. Overseas delivery timescale may vary.


    Please send an email to kelkard@hotmail.com or text +447868736247 to find out more



    Crown street Art Gallery, Crown Street library building,Darlington DL1 1ND
    4 pm, Date: 5th November 2016
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