Play raffle, win artwork
Artists Atul Dodiya, Sudarshan Shetty, Nalini Malani donate their artworks, money raised to aid flood survivors in Leh and Pakistan.art and culture Updated: Nov 08, 2010 17:14 IST
In a unique fund-raising event, you now get a chance to win art works of renowned Indian artists. Over 100 art works of artists like Nalini Malani, Arpita Singh, Atul Dodiya, Sudarshan Shetty, Nilima and Gulam Sheikh, as well as younger artists like Dhruvi Acharya, Aditi Singh, Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhutia will be displayed through presentations at Chemould Prescott Road today at 7 pm onwards. Actor Rahul Bose and Devika Bhojwani will announce the winners who will be selected through a lucky draw.
The art works will be sold to the donors who will put in Rs 20,000 for each piece in a lottery, and Rs 10 lakh each will go towards calamity relief for the flood-affected survivors in Leh and Pakistan. The money will specifically go towards relief camps and providing thermal support to the centre. Chemould Prescott’s owner, director Shireen Gandhy got in touch with Oxfam India, an NGO that works towards the welfare of these survivors.
“This kind of effort crosses the political boundaries and binds us. When we informed the artists about the venture, they expressed their interest in contributing to both the affected areas. In an auction, you expect to buy an important work and there’s only one person’s involvement. But in a raffle lottery, there’s mass contribution,” Gandhy says. She adds that because this lottery is interesting because people have a chance of winning art that could cost more than Rs 7 lakh.