Crochet Artist OLEK Wraps Homeless Shelter in India

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Here are the final images from crochet artist OLEK‘s time in New Delhi working on a massive project for the ongoing St+art Delhi Street Art Festival. Within the first few days of her arrival in India, Olek held workshops on crochet techniques with volunteers and women from several different organizations.

Olek, whose work often examines sexuality, feminist ideas and the evolution of communication is collaborated with a number of other volunteers to crochet thousands of meters of yarn and fabric at a workshop in South Extension.

This project aimed to bring attention to the temporary night shelters “Raine Basera” which have been set up throughout the city. The one-of-a-kind installation is 40ft long and 8 foot high – in the Sarai Kale Khan area of New Delhi.

Thanks to St+art Delhi, we can give you a peek at the making of her final piece.

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OLEK explores issues of women’s empowerment in INDIA

Olek Image_Photo Credit Pranav Mehta

Crochet artist OLEK is in New Delhi working on a massive project for the ongoing St+art Delhi Street Art Festival. Within the first few days of her arrival in India, Olek held workshops on crochet techniques with volunteers and women from several different organizations.

Olek, whose work often examines sexuality, feminist ideas and the evolution of communication is collaborating with a number of other women who have volunteered. Together they are crocheting thousands of meters of yarn and fabric at a workshop in South Extension.

Since then, the women have been given several meters of fabric, which they take back home with them and crochet into hearts and butterflies and other forms, which will all, be used to make a larger artwork for the project. This project aims to bring attention to the temporary night shelters “Raine Basera” which have been setup throughout the city; it also explores the issues of women empowerment. The women workers involved range from housewives, working professionals to students – across a diverse socio-economic background.

“The government has taken a great initiative by setting up homeless shelters all across the city, but a majority of people are unaware of their existence. Olek is an iconic name in the global street art community and her projects are always vibrant and work around empowering women. Through this project we aim to draw the attention of the whole city towards this positive initiative, while working with women from different walks of life to bring this project to life,” says Akshat Nauriyal, Content Director, St+art Delhi.

OLEK will install this one-of-a-kind project on the family night shelter – about 40 ft long and 8 foot high – in the Sarai Kale Khan area of New Delhi on March 17th.

Thanks to St+art Delhi, we can give you a peek at the making of her final piece.

 

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More from Images Mumbai’s Month Long Street Art Festival!

We’re coming into the homestretch of St+art India’s month long street art festival in Mumbai – aptly named St+art Mumbai.

Mumbai’s month long street art festival (Nov 7th -30th) has welcomed some of the most talented Indian & International street artists to transform their buzzing city with murals, installations, workshops, and performances. The festival’s goal is to promote street art on Indian landscapes as well as provide a platform for artists to collaborate on a global level. Since Nov 7th, I’ve referenced the hashtag #startmumbai hundreds of times – each time I was surprised and elated to see not only the range of art but the different ways people captured and responded to the work. Whether walking out of their homes to watch or taking a quick snapshot on the way to work; Mumbai was watching…and so were we.

Here’s a roundup of pictures from weeks two and three of the festival.

Various locations in Bandra, Dharavi, Kala Ghoda, Pedder Road and Versova and will also be featured as a part of the Street Art Project by Google.

Keep up with Mumbai’s Street Art Festival with these links – Facebook: www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation / Website: www.st-artmumbai.org / Hashtag- #startmumbai

Thanks again to St+art Mumbai for keeping us in the loop! Special thanks to all art lovers that allowed us to use their amazing Instagram shots!

Photo credit  – Akshat Nauriyal (unless otherwise noted)

 

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Artist: ANO / Based out of: Taipei, Taiwan

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Artist: ANO / Photo Credit @udaykhambadkone

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Artist: Anpu / Based: DELHI, INDIA

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Artist: Anpu / Photo Credit @startindia

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Artist: Gomez / Based: ROME, ITALY

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Artist: Gomez / Photo Credit: @_niddee_

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Artist: Yantr / Based: ASSAM, INDIA

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Artist: Tona / Based: HAMBURG, GERMANY

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Artist: Tika / Based: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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Artist: Tika / Photo Credit: @mycrotchetyluv

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Artist: Dome / Based: KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

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Artist: Dome / Photo Credit: @mmehul19

 

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Based: ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @askate92

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @startindia

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TONA at the Dharavi Workshop

Filthy Lurker’s Green Tentacled Monster Attacks Jidal Mansion

Lurker's Green Tentacled Monster Attacks in Indi

Lurker's Green Tentacled Monster Attacks in Indi

Lurker’s Green Tentacled Monster Attacks again…

That’s right, the Jidal Mansion (as in, Steel magnate Sajjan Jindal) in Mumbai has been Lurked!  

Street artist, Filthy Lurker has popped up in India with his trademark inflatable green octopus. One look on Instagram (#startmumbai) and you can see folks are having a blast capturing the over sized tentacles spilling out of the windows and off the balcony .

Lurker’s installation is part of the month long street art exhibition hosted by St+art Mumbai – bringing over 20 artists from around the world to Mumbai to share in the celebration… don’t you just love it when art attacks!

St+art India Website

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Project Hashtag #startmumbai

Lurker's Green Tentacled Monster Attacks in Indi