The second edition of the Arts-based inter-school initiative, Voice of Art 2019 was an endeavour to encourage students to think outside the box by interpreting the theme, ‘PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO’. The students presented their ideas using various media of art as they analyzed the widely held tropes of heroism.

The first phase of the event involved a debrief session comprised workshops by Mr. Khodke, an artist and illustrator based in Delhi and Ms. Nandy, a visual artist and art educator.

The work of the students was displayed at a specially curated exhibition, at Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts.

The chief guest and keynote speaker was Ms. Anita Dube, an Indian contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited all over the world. The Guest of Honour, Mr. Arun Kumar HG, is a contemporary artist and sculptor of high repute.The exhibition was curated by Mr. Frank Schlichtmann, an art activist, who conducted a workshop titled “The Conceptual in Art”. Ms. Jeeva Raghunath’s ‘Art of Storytelling’ left the audience enthralled, while Mr. Inku Kumar’s skills of calligraphy engaged the students. The esteemed panel of experts included Mr. Feisal Alkazi, Dr. Manjiri Thakoor, Ms. Mridula Koshy and Ms. Sara Vetteth.

It was reassuring to that the students looked beyond stereotypes and were ready to bring about the change that they wish to see in the world.