ABOUT THE COLLECTION
An inclusive, peaceful, invigorating space to spur art and creativity – this is what Claire and Herve, an artist couple from Auroville, had in mind when they ideated the Auroville Art Camp. Reflecting the values of peace and harmony which form the essence of Auroville – an experimental township in southern India, the first edition of the art camp took place in March 2019, in Auroville, funded by the Government of India.
Artists and art students from Auroville as well as other parts of India were invited for a week of art practice and activities. Out of all the applicants, 15 artists from Auroville, and 15 from other parts of India were selected for the camp, along with five Indian art students and two Aurovillian art students. The artworks created were donated to the Auroville Art Camp, and to quote Claire, they “belong to Auroville now.”
The exquisite artworks are now available for purchase exclusively on Artisera, and the funds raised through the sale of these artworks will be used to conduct the second edition of the Auroville Art Camp, all set to take place in March 2020. The theme of the camp will be ‘The City of Dawn,’ and it is open to all visual artists, including painters, photographers, videographers, sculptors, and conceptual artists.