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Color Me New: The Mumbai Wall Project

Color Me New: The Mumbai Wall Project
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It all started with a blank compound wall in the leafy Mumbai suburb of Bandra.

Mario Dsouza
  • 2 august 2010

It all started with a blank compound wall in the leafy Mumbai suburb of Bandra. In early 2008, a group of enthusiastic creative souls set out with paints and brushes and a determined feeling that ‘something has to be done to this.’

Since then, the group has expanded to cover locations across Mumbai, even tying up with the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). Involving more Mumbaikars, the project has allowed enthusiasts to show up armed simply with an idea to paint a 5km stretch of road along one of Mumbai’s busiest roads. Paints, brushes and even refreshments were provided.

Now, the group aims to expand the scope of the Project. The Wall Project will make over another stretch of Mumbai, with artists from abroad also chipping in. In collaboration with the BMC once again, the Wall Project aims to use minimum resources to involve public spaces to be places where one can interact with people. Delhi is the next stop for the Project.

Anything creative is given a voice. Participants are being asked to ideate and hosts events of their own, ranging from photography to hiking. Events will be held all over Mumbai in various locations with streets, subways, skywalks etc all being used as canvases.

More details can be found at The Wall Project and on Facebook.

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