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The Bangalore Hunt, 2016

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The Bangalore Hunt, 2016

Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee

Through photography, audio and text, this project shows the physical and mental journey of newly released laboratory rescue beagles and documents the search for suitable homes for them. The project offers a perspective on the use of these hounds in the present day context of Bangalore.

The series of photographs depict the arrival of the beagles at the rescue centre as they are let out of cages for the first time.

The audio piece is a conversation between a CUPA volunteer and a potential ‘pet parent’. It explains the process for adoption as well as the various problems these beagles face in adapting to their new home.

The text displayed on screen is an email sent to unsuitable candidates, which lists the reasons for their rejection.

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THE BANGALORE HUNT

10th -12th June, 2016
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

The exhibits of The Bangalore Hunt included new creative work by artists who work at the Srishti Institute of Art, design and Technology, Bangalore. The art work is based on a small private archive of photographs, newspaper cuttings, annotations, letters and postcards that belonged to Stephen Simon Simmons, who was posted in Bangalore in the 1930’s. Mostly a document of the Bangalore Hunt, this collection reflects a leisure time activity for the British, who were once stationed in Bangalore’s Cantonment.

The participant artists included Raghavendra Rao, Suresh Kumar, Amitabh Kumar, Abhishek Hazra, Arnab Basu, Yashas Shetty, Alison Byrnes, Leslie Johnson, Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee, Rakhi Peswani, Pooja Kaul, Aditi Banerjee, Ayisha Abraham. The artists responded with their own images, performance, audio and video, to bring alive a collection that can at best be described historically as a strange moment in time. The new work addressed themes found in the images, such as the shift from hunting on the pastoral rural landscape, toward land-as-real estate, in today’s time, among others.

The exhibition was curated by Alison Byrnes and Ayisha Abraham.

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An Artistic Hunt – Deccan Herald (13.06.2016)Deccan Herald

Bangalore Hunt – Bangalore MirrorBangalore Mirror

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The Bangalore Hunt

Exhibition Invite

10th -12th June, 2016
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road, Bangalore

Timings: 10am to 5pm
Opening: 10th June, 5pm to 7pm

The exhibits of The Bangalore Hunt include new creative work by artists who work at the Srishti Institute of Art, design and Technology, Bangalore. The art work is based on a small private archive of photographs, newspaper cuttings, annotations, letters and postcards that belonged to Stephen Simon Simmons, who was posted in Bangalore in the 1930’s. Mostly a document of the Bangalore Hunt, this collection reflects a leisure time activity for the British, who were once stationed in Bangalore’s Cantonment.

The participant artists are Raghavendra Rao, Suresh Kumar, Amitabh Kumar, Abhishek Hazra, Arnab Basu, Yashas Shetty, Alison Byrnes, Leslie Johnson, Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee, Rakhi Peswani, Pooja Kaul, Aditi Banerjee, Ayisha Abraham. The artists have responded with their own images, performance and video, to bring alive a collection that can at best be described historically as a strange moment in time. The new work addresses themes found in the images, such as the shift from hunting on the pastoral rural landscape, toward land-as-real estate, in today’s time, among others.

An opening reception with live performances will take place on Friday, 10th June, from 5-7pm in the auditorium.

The Itinerant Illustrator exhibition

On the 18th and 19th December 2014 the 5th International Illustration Research event took place in Bangalore, India. Hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, this symposium and the accompanying exhibition focused on the praxis of illustration in an expanded field, including histories of local/ regional illustrative practices and the traversing of diverse media platforms. The exhibition was the first of its kind in India and showcased a range of projects and practices by illustrators from several countries.

Curators: Anna Bhushan, Alison ByrnesMatt Lee

Artists: Catherine Anyango, Eleanor Barnard, Gareth Proskourine-Barnett, Laurene Boglio, Rosie Bowery, Steve Braund, Beehive Collective, Lucy Dickson, Chris Glynn, Sophie Herxheimer, Anne Howeson, Margaret Huber, Bruce Ingman, Sonia Jose, Guillame Kurkdijan, Sammer Kulavoor, Thoka Maer, Christine McCaulay, Kanitta Meechubot, Roderick Mills, Toby Millman, Ronit Mirsky, Catrin Morgan, Kate Owens and Neeta Madahar, Miranda Pfeiffer, Stephen Madoc Pierce, Gary Powell, Surasti Puri, Graham Rawle, Lauren Redniss, Matthew Richardson, Vidha Saumya, Bhajju Shyam

Partners: Cardiff School of Art and Design, Manchester School of Art, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Illustration Research

Special thanks: Students of Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology

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The Itinerant Illustrator. Interim Semester, 2014–2015

On the 18th and 19th December 2014 the 5th International Illustration Research event took place in Bangalore, India. Hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, this symposium and the accompanying exhibition focused on the praxis of illustration in an expanded field, including histories of local/ regional illustrative practices and the traversing of diverse media platforms. The exhibition was the first of its kind in India and showcased a range of projects and practices by illustrators from several countries.

In this project, students worked as an interdisciplinary team that included space designers, product designers, visual communicators, design managers and text editors. Facilitated by Sandeep Ashwath, Alison Byrnes and me, the task was to conceptualise the space design and visual identity for the event as well as put together a cohesive, professional and engaging exhibition of contemporary illustration. The project began with an immersion into the various thematic strands of the symposium. Students then created proposals and work plans for developing the exhibition display style, space layout and improvements, murals, event identity, banners and signage, exhibition brochure, speaker programme, conference kit, pop-up shops, event promotion and documentation. Aside from these mandatory deliverables the students also developed personal projects that responded to the overarching themes of the symposium.

Students: Shuchi N Bellare, Antara Bhargava, Shruti Bhatnagar, Sukanya Bose, Vipasha Chauhan, Pragya Gupta, Thanik Jaganath, Arunima Jain, Priyanka Jain, Rupika Joshi, Harini Kannan, Juhi Kedia, Yash Sanjay Khataokar, Shelton Lobo, Shubhika Dilip Malara, Mohavi Mohandas, Shweta Shirish Mulekar, Madhav Nair, Soumya Mittal, Antra Kaushika Nair, Sachi Khemchand Patil, Deepa Rodrigues, Gnanaeshwar Srinivas Radhamani, Natasha Mamta Sharma, Tanya Singh, Nimisha Singhal, Kritika Trehan, Aditi Verma, Kristel Marina Viegas, Rae Miriam Zachariah

The Itinerant Illustrator

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The Itinerant Illustrator – 18th and 19th December 2014

This symposium is the 5th International Illustration Research event and will be hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. It is organized in collaboration with the peer reviewed Journal of Illustration, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD). The symposium this year will focus on the praxis of illustration in an expanded field, including histories of local/regional illustrative practices and the traversing of diverse media platforms.

The two-day event will feature talks and presentations from selected academic and practicing illustrators and artists from several countries. Through talks, workshops, performances and exhibited works, we will consider the illustrator in terms of the ‘habitual travelling’ that he or she undertakes. The itinerant nature of the illustrator is evident in the praxis of illustration itself- the oscillation of thought between word and image, page and screen, hand and eye, dream and reality. The nomadic nature of the illustrator is to wander between disciplines, search for new contexts and to make images not on one, but several different platforms within an eternal evolution of technologies.

The symposium is accompanied by an exhibition curated by Alison Byrnes, Anna Bhushan and Matt Lee that showcases work of contemporary illustrators working in diverse media forms.

Registration

Registration for the Itinerant Illustrator Symposium is open. You can book a place at the symposium via this link to the Srishti College website.

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Now Showing

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Now Showing. Semester Two, 2013–2014

Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology

Rex cinema is an old landmark of Brigade Road, Bangalore. Built in the 1940’s, it is among a handful of single screen cinemas that still stand in the city as most have now given way to multiplex theater chains. Bangalore has changed dramatically in the last two decades and landmarks that were integral to the identity of the city have been lost.

The aim of the Now Showing project at Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology has been to document the living history and collective memory of Rex cinema – to capture its glory and celebrate the space that is now slated for redevelopment. Facilitated by Smriti Mehra and me, this site-specific art project created a platform for contemplating the present reality of Bangalore in its current state of flux.

This project allowed students to locate their storytelling interests within the space as well as develop their art practice and approach to medium and material. The project began with an immersion into the space and an introduction to its network of people. Locating ourselves at the cinema enabled us to facilitate conversations with cinemagoers, staff, stakeholders, artists and scholars about Rex as well as the city in transition.

Through an understanding of context and a consolidation of initial practice-led research, students were able to develop written proposals for a personal project. In following individual lines of inquiry, students unearthed testimonies and stories around this public space and incorporated their own personal reflections and critical points of view. With the intention of furthering these discussions in the public domain, students created a range of site-specific artworks for an onsite exhibition that involved, photography, sound, image, text, video and sculpture.

Students: Adwait Pawar, Aishwarya Cariappa, Akshay Vashisht, Daniel Babu, Nihaal Faizal, Sachi Rawal, Veda Thozur Kolleri.

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Now Showing – Exhibition

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Rex cinema is an old landmark of Bangalore. It is among a handful of single screen cinemas still standing as most of them have given way to multiplexes. This art project documents the living history of this particular cinema, captures its glory and celebrates the space that is soon slated for redevelopment.

The ‘Now Showing’ project features students of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. The final exhibition takes place at Rex Cinema, Brigade Road, Bangalore on 25th, 26th, 27th April, 2014.

Works by Adwait Pawar, Aishwarya Carriappa, Akshay Brijbhushan, Daniel Babu, Nihaal Faizal, Sachi Raval, Veda Thozhur Kolleri.

Facilitated by Smriti Mehra and Matt Lee.

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