Currently, the India Inclusion Summit 2019 is busy in a two days program, which is an art exhibition where eight artists with disabilities showcase their artwork at the "Art for Inclusion" in Bengaluru. People interested in artwork must visit the place and have a look at the amazing work done by artists with different disabilities which is accessible to everyone.
In 2008, T V Aishwarya lost her vision and fast forward to last year, when was the first time she had taken a painting brush in her hand and tried to experience the world she is living in. Despite no vision, currently, she is a thriving tactile artist who gives expression to her artwork by using various materials including straws and beads.
Floral Vogue and Aghast are her both skills evident of Aishwarya, at the moment these artworks are showcased at the Art for Inclusion exhibition which has taken place on the highlight of the India Inclusion Summit 2019.
The event is an initiative step by the India Inclusion Foundation, its goal is to showcase the skills of the artists with disabilities. Just like the other eight artists and Aishwarya who has also started painting this year, among them, there is Dr. Shantipriya Siva, who is a Parkinson's patient, paints her emotions and experiences.
Brian Varghese Pradeep, Anu Jain, Payal Shirishrimal, Sridhar TR, Jesfer P Kottakkunnu and Niyaz Hussain are some other artists to be featured in the event. This year to make the program more interesting, there is foot artist Ramakrishnan, Vilas Nayak, renowned mouth, art curator Abhishek Poddar and graphic artist Sriram Jagannatha who are the international speed painter.
"There were 80 artists with disabilities who applied out of which SAP Labs shortlisted 28". We had to choose the final eight and this was quite hard given the outstanding quality of work". says Ramakrishnan.
The access partner, Siddhant Shah who works as a heritage architect and accessibility consultant. He is the man behind the Access for ALL by who the event has been accessible for everyone and has been closely involved in the choosing of artists.
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