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Earth Art Project in Ladakh 2017

  • Organization : Wall Art Project
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Interdisciplinary


With public schools as activity bases, artists from Japan and India will hold public creation projects, performances and workshops. Each artist will unearth stories from the Ladakh region of India, and create works with energy and enthusiasm while exploring possibilities of art that can lead to a happier future. Yusuke Asai, an artist living in Tokyo, will create “earth paintings” using the local soil as his material, and convey the blessings of the land in murals covering entire classroom walls. Anpu Varkey, from Bangalore, will sprinkle art through the community and get people involved. Tushar Vayeda and Mayur Vayeda, members of the indigenous Warli community, will reproduce local legends using ancient Warli painting methods. At LAMO (http://www.lamo.org.in), a gallery in the city of Leh, Yusuke Asai will present workshops and talks and explain the current situation of contemporary art in Japan. Performances of works by Tokyo composer Tomoko Momiyama and Tokyo video artist Kazune Yahikozawa, who were invited creators in the previous Earth Art Project in 2014, will increase understanding and awareness of the possibilities of diverse art forms.


【Wall Art Project】
This art festival is set in schools in India and other countries, and features invited artists working at the forefront of their fields. In the world of art that unfolds in the classrooms, the project develops children’s creativity and explores art’s possibilities–its freedom, wide-ranging influence and more. Each year about 50 art volunteers from Japan participate in the program and create a high-quality art festival together with local people.


Akiko Ookuni
Director General
Wall Art Project
#201, 7-6-1, Kamisoshigaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Thiksay High School(Ladakh, Jammu&Kashmir, India)