Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India
January 25-28 & February 17-28, 2018
WHAT IS THE SHRAVANABELAGOLA ART FESTIVAL
A unique art festival In Shravanabelagola, India during the Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali’s statue in January and February 2018 to showcase the history and heritage of Shravanabelagola. Organized under the auspices of the Shravanabelagola Matth and blessings of Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji, the festival is a collaboration between many established and upcoming artists, institutions, art galleries and patrons from India and across the world.
The festival is spread over three phases through the months of January and February and beyond. The festival kicked off with an artist's camp in January when over 45 artists came together from across India to create 50 works of art inspired by the art, architecture and spiritual message of Shravanabelagola and Lord Bahubali.
In its second phase, the festival goes live and for the first time ever, artists will be painting during the mastakabhishek of Lord Bahubali right in front of the statue to capture the event as it happens on canvas! An exhibition between February 17 and 26 will showcase the art work created during the camp, the live event as well as works created by several artists in their studios.
The exhibition will be followed by a roadshow across major art galleries in India.
Gallery roadshow, March onwards
At participating galleries in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore and Hubli.
ANNOUNCING - ART CONTEST FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
We invite children and young adults between 12 and 21 years of age to create paintings based on the art and architecture of Shravanabelagola and/or the life and teachings of Lord Bahubali. Paintings must be 22" x 30" in size. The top three entries will recieve cash prizes of Rs 7,500, 5,000 and 3,500 respectively. The next 5 paintings will win consolation prizes of Rs 1,000 each.
Please submit your entries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26, 2018. Don't wait and start now!
ART CAMP - GALLERY
SDJMIMC Trust, Shravanabelagola
Pandya Family, Bengaluru
Pandya Jain Family, New York, NY
Manoj & Sunita Jain, Memphis, TN
gallery g, Bengaluru
Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
CANARYS Art Gallery, Indore
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru