Colours Of Harmony II – Indo-Sri Lanka Art Camp for Children

Visual Arts share a very special bond that creates balance and proportion for the society. Art is just like an operating system of a culture which enables it to survive, revive and redeem. Aiming for a unique initiative to strengthen the relations between India and Sri Lanka, Empowerment in association with Little Finger’s Children’s Art Studio and supported by Indo-Sri Lanka Foundation gathered 8 Indian and 8 Sri Lankan artists for a week long art camp held in New Delhi, India from 17th to 23rd December 2014.

Artists were exposed to the many facets of the popular Indian culture and were inspired to discuss and share the cultural nuances of their respective countries. New Delhi, is a melting pot of cultures with a unique spirit of its own, a place where the old and new coexist harmoniously. However, for experiencing and understanding the diverse Indian culture, the artists were taken on a heritage trail including monuments like Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Hauz Khas and Lotus temple.

They visited cultural hubs including the National Gallery of Modern Art and Crafts Museum to get a better picture of contemporary Indian art and also the handlooms and handicrafts practiced here. The artists also visited the Lalit Kala Academy to view the art exhibition showcased by Mr. Vijender Sharma to grasp the universal scenario about art. They painted the monuments at Mayfair Gardens,studying the nuances of the monuments to gain a deeper perspective on the cultural significance and historical importance they hold.