WallBook 2015 Sees 34 Walls Covered in Gandhi-Themed Graffiti
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | December 3, 2015 | News
WallBook 2015 recently took place at the Gandhi Bhavan, Delhi University North Campus. The WallBook is a mass wall painting activity initiated and owned by Brand Promotions India to bring professional, amateur and budding artists on one platform to showcase their skills and create an expression for a better tomorrow. The event saw more than 100 artists and painters craft magic with their graffiti art, illustrating the journey of Gandhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Kutty Menon, Founder, WallBook said, “Expressing the various phases of Gandhi’s life through creative and thoughtful graffiti is our way of paying tribute to the father of the nation. Gandhi’s teachings have inspired us to create awareness through graffiti art in different cities.”
The activity started with Kapil Mishra, Hon.Tourism Minister , New Delhi lighting the inaugural lamp along with Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, University Of Delhi; Prof. Anita Sharma, Director , Gandhi Bhawan; Kala Ratan Roop Chand, Winner of Delhi WallBook 2013; and Arti Sharma, SHO, Maurice Nagar Police Station, Delhi Police.
Based on the central theme ‘Mohandas to Mahatma’, artists chose from around 40 sub-themes on Bapu’s life, and painted their expressions on 34 walls allotted for their art work. Few themes were Gandhi’s childhood, marriage, life as a lawyer in South Africa, Dandi March, Champaran Movement, Quit India Movement, Gandhi’s love for children, emancipation of women, eradication of leprosy, and role in the freedom struggle. Participants were provided with basic colours to paint and were allocated a section of a wall based on the theme selected during registration. Artists who participated in the event were participants of the previous WallBook project and students from the College of Art, New Delhi; Sarada Ukil School of Arts; Shyam Lal College; IILM School of Design; Jamia Millia Islamia; and Jiwaji University. Art enthusiasts from all over the city were present to witness the event.
Registrations were done via WallBook’s micro website, and also through its Facebook page followed by 26,319 people. The event creatives were later shared on Instagram and Twitter.
The organisers plan to take the event to cities including Varanasi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Pune, and Ahmedabad.
The IP owned by Brand Promotions India provides a platform for professional and amateur artists to showcase their talent.