Durva Gandhi – A talented art collector and an author









By Rekha Rajvanshi

Recently I was invited to view a private exhibition of a talented author and art collector Durva Gandhi. She co-hosted a private viewing of her collection  with an English poet Bhupen Thakker for Sydney’s art fraternity. The program was a unique blend of art, music and spirituality with Durva’s art collection on display. Durva spoke on Jainism as Samraraai Cunio played soothing tabla in the background. Earlier Durva had a hugely successful private viewing of her collection for VisAsia patron circles.











Durva has been featured in the Entrepreneur magazine as an Intelligent Women’s entrepreneur for her start up Breathe Arts. She has also been the recipient of Star Entrepreneur Award in India.  She has been featured in Elle, Women to watch out for, and her home and her gallery have been featured in several interior design and architecture magazines.  Her book Secrets of the Art  Millionaires empowers people to become  abundantly wealthy  through creative  pursuits. She says, “People are fearful of the competition and do not want to divulge their secrets, that by knowing the inside workings others will have the same chances of making it rich.”

She has received extensive media coverage across major media all over India where she has been invited to speak about the subject with important journalists and art institutions.

Durva lives in between Sydney and Mumbai. In Sydney she is seeking opportunities to help promote and exchange Indian Art and Culture.
She has since set up  mybreathelife.com.au  which is a platform offering life changing workshops, retreats for healers and healing experiences.
She has just returned from a bespoke art trip with art critic John  McDonald and other Australians. She also organises bespoke luxury travel experiences for select groups of people.

Durva’s collection has been lovingly built over the last 19 years and has now become a part of her life story. Durva’s residence at The Hyde, Sydney offers spectacular views of the Hyde Park, Opera House and the city. She was also invited in conversation with Caroline Baum at Red Lantern restaurant over a sit down 7-course banquet dinner.
Art has always been close to her heart and as a result she persisted a degree in Advertising and ran her own successful design studio for several years called I design, I publish, I consult, I curate where she designed and published several coffee table books for V&A and several other galleries and museums.
Her personal mission is to inspire people and set example for them to live to their highest potential.  She teaches a 10 week-workshop in Sydney that aims to help people manifest abundance.

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