AS A part of a new initiative, a group of internationally recognised artists, along with a handful of residential artists from Auroville, are joining hands to assist the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville foundation in their efforts to secure the lands required to complete their long-term community project.
The mother lode
The initiative, titled Art for Auroville Land, is working to raise funds to purchase lands within the area of Auroville’s masterplan. The efforts have led to a number of artists and art lovers gifting works from all over the world, to support the cause. A team of Aurovillians and friends of Auroville have been designated to take care of the works, while all the proceeds of the auction will be used directly for the purchase, and protective fencing.
Show of support
The works of Priya Sundaravalli, Priti Ghosh, Pierre le Grand and Chantal Gowhra, among others, are on display at the Unity Pavilion,
and will be up for auction this week. Alongside, there will also be a sale of photographs of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, apart from cultural
programmes every evening, until the end of the month.
The exhibition is on until February 28.
The auction will be held on February 25, 3 pm. At Unity Pavilion. For details call 0413 2622098. For online bidding visit artforland.auroville.org
— Team Indulge