Tanzara Art Gallery

Tanzara Art Gallery, Islamabad: Hours, Address, Tanzara Art Gallery Reviews: 3.5/5

Tanzara Art Gallery
3.5
11:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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rabiarasul
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan6 contributions
Excellent Art Collection & Presentation
Oct 2015
Located in the heart of the capital, Tanzara Art Gallery offers art lovers a splendid collection of art work by pakistani artists both emerging and established. The gallery owner and curator, Noshi Qadir, believes firmly in displaying high quality art and maintains the high quality standard of artwork that the gallery has set for itself, which is reflected in her curated exhibitions.
It is a must visit for all those who are looking to acquire high quality art or just get to know fine artists of pakistan.
Written August 26, 2016
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Kevin S
Seattle, WA64 contributions
Noshi and her Team wonderful
Feb 2016
Have purchased three paintings over the last year. Amazing quality and prices. Will sorely miss the gallery when I depart Pakistan.
Written February 23, 2016
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DCShoeDiva
Washington DC, DC47 contributions
CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKS
Mar 2015 • Solo
I never received poorer handling or customer service than I have from Tanzara Art Gallery during my Wahab Jaffer 2015 Exhibition experience. If it wasn't for my passion to have a Jaffer piece, I would have abandoned the process in the beginning. What I know for sure is that I'll never be back to Tanzara Art Gallery regardless of who's showing there.

So what happened, you ask? Here goes:

A colleague told me Jaffer had an exhibition approaching. I was forwarded 2 emails - one for acrylic oil paintings another for drawings. Each email had jpg files for each piece attached, along with a price sheet. I was advised that I would want to book whatever I wanted soon, because Jaffer would likely sell out before the exhibition.

This process wasn't the most appealing, but I took into consideration where I was. So without being able to see the pieces in person, engage with them and have that whole experience, I was reduced to reviewing a bunch of jpgs of this dynamic artist's work in an email and express interest from that.

I send Noshi, the owner, my list, and copy my colleague, so the owner knows how I got access to her email. I thought AFTER I hit the send button that may not be a good idea, because if there's something I'm a bit married to and my colleague then takes an interest in, I'm sure if my colleague expresses interest, their interest would have more gravity than mine. Sure enough, Noshi tells me one of the pieces I wanted most was not available. There was no system to even know what was taken and what wasn't. You had to fall in love with something and then get your heart broken before you were told you could not have it. This isn't how I expected my first experience with Jaffer to go.

So, I arrive at the exhibition a week or so later, and it seems more organized than the email soiree. Pieces that were booked were marked with a red dot. As my colleague forewarned, most pieces were taken. If I hadn't gotten in on the email train a week prior, I would have arrived feeling frustrated and annoyed. I saw a few locals struggled with these feelings as they walked through the exhibition space on the lower level of Noshi's home.

I had another event, so when Noshi's husband was kind of enough to greet me and then introduce me to his wife, I could tell she didn't have time for me - maybe I wasn't important enough, so I got directly to the point. I asked how I could pay for my pieces. She advised cash. Since my bill was in the 100s of thousand range and carrying that much cash is neither wise or safe, I asked if she accepted credit cards. She said she could, but she would add almost 3% of my transaction - over 3000 rupees to do so onto my bill.

Total slap in the face. Total inconvenience. Total lack of regard for the customer.

Later I received an email apologizing for the lack of engagement with me during the exhibition. By then, it was a bit late. My Wahab Jaffer experience was tainted and I had a really bad taste in my mouth. Unless you're Pakistani high society, I wouldn't recommend coming to Tanzara's showings, because you won't get the attention or care you or your money warrants.
Written March 14, 2015
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