Quay to peace


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THE shores of El­iz­a­beth Quay will serve as an out­door gallery for the ac­claimed in­ter­na­tional art ex­hi­bi­tion Ma­hatma In Me in Oc­to­ber. The free ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases Ma­hatma Gandhi’s val­ues of peace, equal­ity and non-vi­o­lence. Or­gan­is­ers say the stain­less steel ex­hibits by award-win­ning artist Vib­hor So­gani “are de­signed to humbly pro­voke sel­f­re­al­i­sa­tion of in­ward qual­i­ties by mak­ing the au­di­ence stop and re­flect”. Bor­der­less Gandhi Pro­ject co-founder and pres­i­dent Nilesh Mak­wana ex­pects the ex­hi­bi­tion to bring a lot of teach­ings and learn­ings about Gandhi, and said Perth was a great des­ti­na­tion for the pro­ject. “Perth is the first lo­ca­tion of Bor­der­less Gandhi, and was cho­sen as a nat­u­ral launch lo­ca­tion based on the city’s mul­ti­cul­tural and peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“Perth has this amaz­ing life­style that is peace­ful and peo­ple are liv­ing in har­mony, but we need to main­tain this beau­ti­ful city with the mes­sage of peace and non-vi­o­lence.”

Pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Colosoul Group Inc, the ex­hi­bi­tion will in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties and in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Gandhi’s val­ues by lo­cal artists, per­form­ers and aca­demics, while Fire Shaper Hot Yoga will or­gan­ise free yoga ses­sions.

Picture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d457809

Left: Bor­der­less Gandhi founders Nilesh and Lene Mak­wana.

Picture: Shailan Parker

Above: Ma­hatma In Me artist Vib­hor Sog­nai.

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