The Department of Fine Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication organized a ten-day workshop on the Tribal Art traditions of India from the 15-24th of February 2013 in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay, Bhopal.

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Eighteen artists representing the Kalamkari Mata-ni-Pachedi tradition from Ahmedabad, Madhunabi Painting tradition from Bihar, Warli painting from Maharashtra, Gond and Bhil paintings from Madhya Pradesh, and Rathwa traditions from Gujarat spent ten days in the department demonstrating techniques of their works and explained the imagery on their paintings to the students and faculty.

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Students and the visiting artists worked closely with each other and engaged in long conversations about each others’ artistic practices. The Bhil, Warli, Gond and Rathwa artists also painted murals on the facade, foyer and pillars of the Sarvapalli Radhakrishna building on the University campus.

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