Nagpur: A 3-day workshop on ‘Gond Art’ is being organised at LAD College, Shankar Nagar Campus from April 23 to April 25 at 12 pm. The event is organized by the P.G. Department of Fashion Design, L.A.D. College Nagpur under the guidance of Academy of Performing Arts, Liberal Arts and Culture Studies.
The workshop aims in promoting the Tribal artwork of Gond Painting done by underprivileged artists residing in interiors of the state in Madhya Pradesh amongst the people of Nagpur. Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India. It has become a predominant art form that the Government of India had stepped in to preserve for future generations to enjoy. Artist Sunil Shyam Moti from Dindori district, Mandala, was called to demonstrate all the techniques and designs to the participants with minor details of the intricacy of the art on paper, canvas and fabric.
This workshop has benefited the students of the department to be used in their research projects for fabric and garment ornamentation with their inputs of innovations. The organiser aims to spread the art form with the people of Nagpur and hope that it would become a source of income for them as these art forms have high market value and are easy to learn, said Dr Harsha Jharia, Coordinator of the workshop.