Quay to peace
EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS VALUES OF MAHATMA GANDHI
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.
Left: Borderless Gandhi founders Nilesh and Lene Makwana.
Above: Mahatma In Me artist Vibhor Sognai.