Community Arts

I have engaged in a few Community Art projects in India and Canada, and from 2016-2018 will act as lead artist for a multi-sited public art/commemoration project led by Professor Churnjeet Mahn (University of Strathclyde, UK) with a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) (2016-20). A particular interest of the project is in remembering a shared religious past within the Punjabi landscape, and commemorating the shared culture that was split with the Partition of Punjab in 1947 into the modern nation-states of India and Pakistan.

In 2015, I created paintings for “utility boxes” at different locations around the Calgary for a Community/Public Art program for the City of Calgary. My work was based on interactions and conversations with members of the Calgary communities that would host the work.

Exterior Paints on Utility Box - 2015, Calgary

Exterior Paints on Utility Box – 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box - 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box – 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box - 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box – 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box - 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box – 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box - 2015, Calgary

Digital image, vinyl wrapped on Utility Box – 2015, Calgary

Earlier in 2009, I facilitated a workshop for children at NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) in Bangalore, India. The participating children from various walks of life, including some from Juvinile homes, created Art on carton boxes that were installed as different structures on the premises.

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