Aamchi Mumbai to welcome 101 artistic elephant sculptures as the city launches the first ever Elephant Parade in India 

Following 24 successful Elephant Parades worldwide, Elephant Parade India has engaged leading Indian artists, fashion designers, design institutes, tribal painters & celebrities.

author_img Team Indulge Published :  20th February 2018 07:53 PM   |   Published :   |  20th February 2018 07:53 PM

101 gorgeous elephant sculptures by leading artists and designers including LN Tallur, Princess Pea, Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Masaba Gupta are scheduled to come to Mumbai for 3 weeks of public display for Elephant Parade India.

The official inauguration of the parade in Mumbai will be on Sunday, 25th February 2018 at the Gateway of India in the presence of Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Planning and Forests and Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Parade Ambassador.

Following the inauguration, the elephants will be displayed in herds at prominent Mumbai locations to be photographed, hugged and kissed by an admiring public as part of what has become recognised as the world's biggest public art event. Each elephant will be for sale to raise funds for their endangered wild cousins and their forest homes. Created as part of the 2017 UK India Year of Culture, Elephant Parade India is organised by Elephant Family in association with Good Earth.  

Following 24 successful Elephant Parades worldwide, Elephant Parade India has engaged leading Indian artists, fashion designers, design institutes, tribal painters & celebrities to transform 101 elephant sculptures into unique painted masterpieces. A selection of elephants have been displayed at special preview events in Jaipur, New Delhi and Kolkata before coming to Mumbai. After the public display, the elephants will be sold in an auction to raise funds for Asian elephant corridors and projects to address human-elephant-conflict throughout India.  

Elephant Corridors are the pathways that elephants use to get from one forest feeding ground to the next. Like bridges between islands, they provide vital connections between forest fragments, allowing elephants and other animals to move freely.  Elephant Family is working in priority landscapes in partnership with the Wildlife Trust of India to secure 101 elephant corridors in India. Elephant Family also funded the 2017 publication of Right of Passage in which 101 elephant corridors are identified across key regions of India.

Elephant Parade India is an awareness raising campaign aimed at drawing attention to the plight of the endangered Asian elephant whose numbers have fallen by 90% in the last 100 years. Funds raised from the parade will help secure 101 elephant corridors across India for the endangered Asian elephant. The London Elephant Parade, which took place in 2010, became London’s biggest public art exhibition with more than 250 brightly painted elephants located across central London. The sculptures sold for £4.1m and raised awareness for the plight of the endangered Asian elephant with audiences of 25 million people.

Abha Narain Lambah

Good Earth

Princess Pea

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla

Gunjan Gupta

Rahul Mishra

Adil Ahmad

Hanif Kureshi

Rakesh Kumar Memrot

Alexis Myre

His highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Ji Bahadur of Jaipur and Samir Kasliwal, The Gem Palace, Jaipur

Ravi Vazirani

Amitabh Bachchan

Jason Woodside

Rekha Rodwittiya

Amrapali

JCB

Rohit Bal

Anita Dongre

Jodhpur Royal Family

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Anushka Khanna

Kavita Singh

Sanjay Puri

Aradhana Seth

Kayzad Shroff, Rooshad Shroff and Maria Leon

Seema Kohli

Arunkumar H G

Klove Design

Sharmila Samant

Arzan Khambatta

Krsna Mehta

Sheela Gowda

Ashar Jay

Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin

Sonal Ambani

Ashiesh Shah

L N Tallur

Suhasini Kejriwal

Balu Mashe - Warli Art

Lado Bai

Sujith S N

Barbara Bilotta

Manish Arora

Sumant Jayakrishnan

Bhajju Shyam

Manish Malhotra

Suneet Varma with Prateek Dubey

BMW Motorrad

Manisha Gera Baswani

Sunu Aibara and Phirosa Neterwala

Brinda Miller

Marie-Anne Oudejans

Surbhi Modi

Chittrovanu Mazumdar

Marissa Bridge

Sussanne Khan

Christian Louboutin

Mary Mattingly

Tarun Tahiliani

Curtis Culig

Masaba Gupta

Tayeba Begum Lipi

David Yarrow

Michelle Poonawalla

The Bamfords Elephant -Alexis Barrell

Dhruvi Acharya

Miljan Suknovic

Tommy Zung

Dileep Sharma

Monisha Jaising

Tushar Joag

Divya Thakur

Mozez Singh & Mehr Rampal in collaboration with Six Inch Technology

Umang Hutheesing

Ellen Ball

Nicobar

Valay Shende

Elsie Nanji & Ayesha Broacha

Paramparik Karigar with Kalyan Joshi

Varun Bahl

Fumiko Toda

Paramparik Karigar with Pranab Das

Vasundhara Raje by Adil Ahmed

G R Iranna

Payal Singhal

Veer Munshi

Gaurav Gupta

Peter D'ascoli

Vibha Galhotra

Gayatri Sekhri

Pichwai Tradition and Beyond

Vikram Goyal

Geoff Studios

Prabhakar Pachpute & Rupali Patil

Vinita Chaitanya

George Martin

His highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Ji Bahadur of Jaipur

 


 

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