A slice of India shines bright on the Hong Kong walls
Artworks by Mohan Prajapati (miniature art), Sai Kiran (Cheriyal), Adarsh Appukkuttan (Kerala mural) and Sudheer Innakallu (Kalamkari) find place in Kathaa, a community-driven Indian mural festival
Kalamkari and Kerala murals, Cheriyal scroll and miniature art… what is Indian art doing on the walls of Hong Kong?
The bold, colourful strokes narrated Indian stories, as part of Kathaa, a community-driven Indian mural festival held recently. The festival, a collaboration between Gurugram-based art start-up MeMeraki and Hong Kong-based NGO HKWalls murals, featured works of Indian artists Mohan Prajapati (miniature art), Sai Kiran (Cheriyal), Adarsh Appukkuttan (Kerala mural) and Sudheer Innakallu (Kalamkari).
Kathaa is a showcase event for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and has been made possible with the support of the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, informs Yosha Gupta, founder of MeMeraki.
With COVID-induced travel restrictions in place, the artists could not execute the works personally, so instead sent their artworks to Hong Kong where they were recreated on the walls by Hong Kong artists Ahmad Rida Nisar, Aron Tse, Ruby Law and Shweta Rastogi at 51 Sai Street, Rich View Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hollywood Road and Heung Yip road— Sitting Out area
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