GIVING WINGS TO LOCAL ART
Belagavi Airport Terminal Building has dedicated spaces that display artwork created by talented local artists. Colourful projections of murals and paintings decorate the walls of the upgraded terminal building highlighting the essence of local tradition and culture. The painting by Sarita Singh (top) is a complete representation of Karnataka’s heritage, culture and wildlife. From left to right, the painting depicts the Vijayanagara Empire of Hampi, Karnataka’s rich wildlife, the Badami caves, a traditional dance theatre form: Yakshagana and the revered Queen Chennamma, who gallantly fought the British. Hailing from a quaint village in the Belagavi district, Mahesh Honule’s watercolour paintings (top left) bring to life the landscapes of Belagavi. His colourful imagination inspired by nature and greenery adds vivacity to the upgraded airport terminal building. Mystic healer and artist, T.K. Awaghade’s tantric paintings (middle left) portray India’s esoteric religion and art. Acclaimed for creating Shri Yantras on canvas, Awaghade’s paintings are recognized for their combination of Indian philosophy and traditional aesthetics. A large mural painting by Srishti Arts (bottom right) welcomes travellers to the Airport. Weighing 200kg, the mural at Belagavi Airport is a tribute to Ancient Egyptian and Indian tradition, depicting the culture and music of both these great civilizations. Ascribing to AAI’S goal of creating a green environment, a wall in the airport has been dedicated to Hydroponics (bottom left), designed by the organisation, Modern Ponics. The wall hosts a vertical garden where plants are nourished only by water without the use of soil. At Belagavi Airport, this dedicated wall not only enhances beauty but also assists in keeping the environment fresh and healthy.