The Gondwana Art Project is currently focused on tribal artisans from the Gondwana Region in central India, i.e Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra, practicing Gond, Warli and Bhil art.
CCDF has selected five artists from a list of hundreds for this project. These Gond, Warli and Bhil artists have been selected through an assessment of their quality of work, talent, and their current economic status.
All artists involved in The Gondwana Art project are creating artworks, under consultation and guidance of the CCDF designer Anmol Yadav. The artworks are being prepared from September 2019.
The goal of this project is to ensure that the artworks are unique pieces of tribal art incorporating design elements keeping in mind a wide range of global audiences.
During the project, the artisans get an assured stipend and they are allowed to freely express their skills and experiment with new techniques, design and colour palette, while keeping intact the authenticity of the art.
The narratives focus on how the subject is created and details the cultural ethos of the paintings. In this initiative, CCDF promotes artists and their art form that evolves from the dynamic living traditions.
This project offers an invitation to the viewer to discover Gondwana region and artists that epitomises the incomparable diversity of contemporary tribal and popular Indian art.
I request you and the editorial board to kindly assign a journalist to further pursue this story in detail. This will spread awareness in the young minds of our nation regarding the promotion of our past rich heritage.
Moreover, it will add light to small initiatives of individuals aiming to conserve local tradition. I am certain that the campaigning for this projects’ funds will gain traction from all people interested in traditional Indian art and culture, people of local diverse communities interested in conserving and bringing national attention to their age old tradition.