Convergence ಸಂಗಮ An Artist Residency 1- 7, January 2019

workshop groupAn art workshop to bring together some of the Living traditions such as folk, tribal art forms and young contemporary artists of India was held at SARA Centre premises Dombekoppa. It was organised by SARA Centre in partnership with Art for Concern Institution Bangalore.

As desired by the host institutions SARA Centre, the workshop was attended by over thousands of local people, schools children got to interact with the participating artists across many states, witnessed the art-making process and got an opportunity to compare with different art forms existed in other parts of the country. There were 18 of 20 listed artists and one guest artist Mr Anand Shenoy participated in this workshop,

Participated Artforms

1. Mrs Gauri Chandrashekar Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.

2. Ms Kusuma Annappa Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.

3. Ms Laxmamma Gademane Hase Chitra art form, Western Ghats region of Karnataka.

4. Ms Leelavati Kannappa Bagilu Hase Chitra, Kugve Western Ghats region of Karnataka.

5. Ms Ladu Gond, Madhya Pradesh.

6. Ms Choti Tekam, Bhil art form, Madhya Pradesh.

7. Mr Saantosh Tekam, Bhil art form, Madhya Pradesh.

8. Ms Poonam Devi, Madhubani / Mithila art form, Bihar.

9. Mr Saroj Kumar, Madhubani / Mithila art form, Bihar.

10. Mr Rajesh Gaju mahala, Warli art form, Northern Western region of Dadra Nagar Haveli.

11. Mr Sandip Nausu Gowli, Warli art form, Northern Western region of Dadra Nagar Haveli.

Contemporary young artists around the country

1. Abhijeet Saikia Assam/ Delhi.

2. Aishwaryan K Bengaluru Karnataka.

3. Manish Sharma Jaipur Rajasthan.

4. Shailesh B R Sagara/ Delhi

5. Ritika Sharma New Delhi.

6. Kanika Shah Baroda Gujarat.

7. Artist, Workshop Coordinator Somu Desai Gujarat.

Eco Walk 2018

SARA Centre’s Community Action Program Western Ghats Eco Walk 2018 was held from June 5 – 8, 2018. The walk covered a 90 km stretch from Keladi, Sagara to Issuru, Shikaripura, Karnataka, India. The walk traveled through around 50 villages and towns and engaged approximately 10,000 school children from 60 schools and the local community by involving more than 40 local organisations. Here are some images from the Eco-Walk:

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Environment, Bio-diversity: Conservation and Challenges – A Seminar Workshop

A two-day seminar, Environment, Bio-diversity: Conservation and Challenges, was held at SARA Centre on 27-28th April 2018. Environmentalist practitioners, activists, scholars, filmmakers, artists, theatre activists, and teachers from across Karnataka and other parts of the country were part of the seminar. Various issues related to the local ecology and challenges were discussed, and detailed memorandum of action plans to the problems was prepared to follow up with the government agencies. Noted Gandhian Sri Prasanna, well-known power analyst Sri Shankar Sharma, National award filmmaker Sri Ashok Ahuja, film actor Sri Kishor, Sri Prakash Bhat, Sri Shreedhar Kallahalla, Sri Niranjana Vanalli, Srimati Saroja Prakash, Sri Dinesh Holla, Sri Ajay Kumar Sharma and many others were among the speakers and participants.

Eco Walk 2017

SARA Centre’s Community Action Program Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017 was held from June 5 – 10, 2017. The walk covered a 157 km stretch from The Jog Falls to Shivamogga. Karnataka, India. The walk travelled through 40 villages and towns; and engaged approximately 25,000 school children from 85 schools and the local community. Here are some excerpts from the Eco Walk:

Day 1, 5th June 2017

 

Day 2, 6th June 2017

 

Day 3, 7th June 2017

 

Day 4, 8th June 2017

 

Day 5, 9th June 2017

 

 

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Day 6, 10th June 2017

 

315 posters contributions on environmental topics were exhibited in numerous site-specific displays in schools and town squares. Click here to view the poster gallery.

50,000 stickers from the series entitled Aplhabets of Environment were distributed all along the route to students and locals. Stickers were designed by Abhinav Yagnik, Santanu Dey and Arunkumar H G. Click here to view the stickers gallery

Organisation & Collaborations

The program was a collaboration between the SARA Centre and the following:

K V Subbanna Ranga Samooha Theatre Group

  • Mr Sripad Bagawat Kiru Honnesara
  • Mr Prasanna Hunsekoppa
  • Mr Yesu Prakash Hegoddu
  • Mrs Shylaja Prakash
  • Mr Gurumoorthy Varadamoola
  • Mr Ganapati Hegde Nanditale

Nada Chawadi Theatre Group

  • Yesu Prakash Heggodu

Swan Man Environmental Organization

  • Akhilesh Chippli

Mr Chandrashekar Chitrasiri Sirivante

Mr Parisara Nagaraj, Asst. Professor, Environmental scientist, Shivamogga

Mr Shekhar Gowler, Convenor, Bhumikasum, Shivamogga

Exhibition design and display support:

  • Santanu Dey
  • Abhinav Yagnik
  • Himanshu Desai
  • Arunkumar H G

Curatorial, web and communications advice:

  • Himanshu Desai

Operational support:

Dhanush – coordination SARA Centre

  • Kumar H G – managerial support
  • Darshan H S – technical support
  • Prashant P Hirale – technical support
  • Raju M Kallukoppa
  • Rajpal Singh – materials and displays support
  • Satish Shetty – transportation
Volunteering & Participation

All participants went above and beyond expectations, as they volunteered to make this event a success.

SARA Centre’s permanent volunteers (Green Ambassadors) coordinated student engagement:

  • Vishwanath Patil
  • Somshekhar
  • Sumukha B
  • Renuka Santosh
  • Baby Melsirsi
  • Akshata
  • Dasharatha
  • Pavana
  • Shraddha
  • Monisha
  • Shravya
  • Navya
  • Divya
  • Mohith
  • Navami
  • Rajath
  • Sunil
  • Abhishek
  • Sandesh
  • Sharaj
  • Sharath K L
  • Pooja K L
  • Soumya K L
  • Shruthi K H
  • Shivani K G
  • Subramanya
  • Naman
  • Nisarga
  • Deepa
  • Gayatri
  • Bhuvaneshrwari

Various artists joined the Eco Walk as volunteers and supporters:

  • Abhinav Yagnik
  • Santanu Dey
  • Payal Rajput
  • Shubham Solanki
  • Madhav Vyas
  • Parikshit Pisal
  • Sahana Ramprakash
  • Balagopalan
  • Sai Swaroop
  • Somu Desai
  • Mrugen Rathor
  • Kathleen Wyma
  • Imran Liyakat Ali Khan
  • Veer Munshi
  • Ravinder Reddy
  • Himanshu Desai
  • Gagan Goudar
  • Krishnachari
  • Minti & Karan
  • Ramya
  • Navin S
  • Mohan
  • Chaitanya Rukumpur
  • Padamchitt Saxena

Additional Support

  • Arts4All
  • Ravinder Reddy
  • Shobha Broota
  • Pooja Iranna
  • Sakshi Broota
  • Global Nomadic Art Project India Chapter by Somu Desai

Special thanks to:

  • Ramachandra Shirali
  • Pandurang Hegde
  • Prakash Bhatt
  • Shivajirav Kaganikar
  • Dr Patanjali
  • Janardhan
  • Na deSouza
  • Chakrawaka Subramanya
  • Dr Mallikarjuna Murugarajendra Swami
  • Dr M. Ganesh
  • Huvayya Gowdru
  • Shripathi

 

Artists – Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017

Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017 Artists

We are overwhelmed by the love and support that we have received in response to our call for action from artists around the world. We have received over 350 contributions and still counting.

A number of artists have in fact arrived here on their own accord, and are volunteering their time, skills and knowledge far beyond our expectations.

We have few world to express our gratitude, but we feel assured and confident that the generous love and support that we are receiving, is sure to inspire those who need it most.

Here is a list of our new friends:

Alok Bal

Abhinav Yagnik

Abhijit Phatak

Achia Anzi

Aditi Agarwal

Akshay Rathore

Anindita Bhattacharya

Anjum Chaturvedi

Anupama Kumari

Archana Hande

Arun Mascarenhas

Ashik Lal

Ashim Purkayastha

Atul Bhalla

Avinash Karn

Avishek Sen

Babu Eshwar Prasad

Bakulesh Joshi

Balagopalan

Bharti Kher

Bhuvanesh Gowda

Bindu Mehra

Binoy Varghese

Birendra Yadav

Chandrashekar Sirivante

Dattatrya Apte

Debraj Goswami

Dhara Malhotra

Dhruv Mistry

Diana

Dodsy Antony

Elodie Alexandre

Eross Istvan

Fred Martin  France

Gagan singh

George Martin

Gigi Scaria

Gireesh G V

Gogi Sarojpal

Gopal Mehan

Gunjan Tyagi

Ha Jungsu

Hans Sindhe

Himanshu Desai

Hiralal Krishnan

Hossein Valamanesh

Hur Kang

Imran Liyakat Ali Khan

Inder Salim

Iranna G R

Jagannath Panda

Jayati Mukherjee

Jesus Palomino

Jim Holyoak

John Xaviers

Josh P S

K P Reji

K T Matai

Kang Hee Joon

Kim Hey Sik

Kim Namu

Koi Haun Hai

Krishanaraj Chonat

Kunal Kalra

Lorenz Roland

M S Prakash Babu

Madhav Vyas

Madhu Venugopalan

Madhurjya Dey

Mahula Ghosh

Maitri Buch

Manisha Doshi

Manisha Parekh

Manisha Sharma

Manjunath Kalledevar

Manjunath Kamath

Mark Salvatus

Masood Hussain

Mayank Bhatnagar

Mazda Afarideh-Mahmoud Makrabi

Megha Joshi

Mukesh Sharma

Muktinath Mondal

Navjot Altaf

Neha Lavingia

Nikhileshwar Baruah

Om Soorya

Paresh Choudhury

Parikshit Pisal

Peter Alper

Pooja Bahri

Pooja Iranna

Prajakta Potnis

Prasanta Kalita

Pratul Dash

Probir Gupta

Radhika Wader

Raghu Kondur

Rajan Fulari

Rajesh Ram

Rajkumar Majinder

Rajmahamad Pathan

Rajneesh

Rameshwar Broota

Randheer Vasavda

Ranjeet Singh

Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Kashi

Ravinder Reddy

Renu Iyer

Reyaz Badruddin

Ri Eung Woo

Rinku Chauhan

Robin Wood

Roy Staab

Roy Thomas

Rucha Joshi

Ruchika Wasan Singh

Rumen Dimitrov

Rupa Paul

Sachin Bonde

Sachin Karne

Sahana Ramprakash

Sai Swaroop

Sandeep Biswas

Santanu Dey

Sangita Datta

Sarah Kaushik

Sashidharan Nair

Saulius Valius

Shambhavi Singh

Sharmila Samant

Shiv Verma

Shivani Aggarwal

Shobha Broota

Shubham Solanki

Sikan Panda

Somu Desai

Sonia Mehra Chawla

Stuti Bhavsar

Subba Ghosh

Sucheta Ghadge

Suchismita Mohanty Ram

Sudhir Pandey

Sujata Dey Manna

Sujat Roy

Sujit Malik

Sujit Poddar

Sujit S N

Sukesan Kanka

Sumedh Rajendran

Sumit Kar

Sunil Darji

Sunil Gawde

Surender K Mishra

Sweta Kabi

Tanmoy Samanta

Temsuyangar Longkumar

Tracy Davis

Uday Panchal

Vaibhav Sakharkar

Vasudha Thozhur

Ved Nayar

Veer Munshi

Vibha Galhotra

Vicky Bagodi

Vicky Roy

Vidhi Bhatt

Vineet Kumar

Viral Pandya

Walter d’Souza

Yachu Kang

Yashwini Singh