Art & Awareness - World Sparrow Day

Art & Awareness is our effort on occasion of World Sparrow Day that is observed annually on March 20. A day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations. IIT Gandhinagar has over 100 species of Birds on our campus and we have been working towards sustainability and developing a green campus since the initial stage. has curated for you a series of activities along with the exhibition ‘Sparrow’ from 16 to 20 March 2023.  

Here is a glimpse of the schedule, more details will follow in individual emails and posts: - SPARROW - an exhibition of terracotta art by Mahesh Vataliya - Artist & Ceramic Designer - 16 to 20 March 2023

  • Photo documentation of Birds, a talk by Bharti - 16 March 2023, 6.30 pm.
  • Sounds & Gestures of Birds by Kanmani - Artist & Senior Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering Department, IITGN - 17 March 2023, 7 to 8 pm
  • Art Installation workshop by Divya Barve - Artist & Product Designer & Avani Varia - Art Curator - 18 March 2023, 2 to 4 pm.
  • Clay Bird Making demonstration by Mahesh Vataliya - 18 March 2023, 6 to 7 pm.
  • Birds of Panchatantra - Reading of a Sanskrit Text, by Mana Shah - Lecturer of Sanskrit in the discipline of HSS, IITGN - 19 March 2023, 4 to 5 pm.
  • Creating a portrait of Saleem Ali with push pins, in collaboration with Center for Creative Learning, IITGN - 19 March 2023, 11 am onwards.

In addition to the schedule above, Bird Walk, Photography and other activities are planned by the IITGN community.
Kindly spread the work by sharing this email to interested art and nature enthusiasts.
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