~ Neelam is an art cart which provided open-for-all painting workshops atKannagi~
~With murals, community workshops and curated tours, St+art India initiates the city’s first art district (and the country’s fifth) in Kannagi Nagar~
Monday 17th February, Chennai –On a sunny evening, St+art India, supported by Asian Paints rolled out ‘Neelam’ – a blue art cart – which is a part of St+art Chennai 2020 Festival. Neelam took to the streets of Kannagi Nagar for an opne-to-all participative painting workshop with the residents of Kannagi.
An incomplete construction site with standing columns and no roof became the stite for this inclusive experiment where they did a walk-in workshop for everyone to be part of. With lots of paint supplies – colours, brushes, rollers and containers, Neelam the art cart turned out to be an invaluable mobile resource for the festival.
As Neelamrolled through the neighbourhood, kids from the locality followed it through the journey as it made its way to the site to pain the columns with the St+art team!
St+art India Foundation and Asian Paints announced the St+art Chennai 2020 festival. Working with 10 national (including 5 artists hailing from Chennai) and 5 international artists, St+art Chennai 2020 will entail multiple street art interventions in the form of murals, workshops and curated tours in the Kannagi Nagar neighbourhood of Chennai, along with establishing the area as India’s fifth public art district. The festival will also include a collaboration with the city’s Palladium Mall with the aim of activating public art interventions in distant parts of Chennai and connecting the city through contemporary urban art projects, while Chennai’s very own iconic Typographic installation ‘Namma Chennai (Our Chennai)’ will be inaugurated on the Marina Beach stretch.