ARTISTS' POINT 2018

Art residency with interactive workshop for youth - Meghalaya (India)

The one month art residency programme 'Aritsts' Point 2018' was held in South West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya during the month of November 2018. The International art professionals from Austria - Bianca Tschaikner, Czech Republic - Barbora Kachlikova, Denmark - Lasse Mouritzen, Slovakia - Kristina Kandrikova and Ukraine - Katya Buchatska as well as from Meghalaya - Damanbha Hynniewta have interacted with the children of Mawkyrwat District in various workshops and exchanged their innovative ideas about creative thinking useful for any field of education.

Three days art workshop for school children, children with special needs and teachers was focused on Importance of natural resources and preservation of the environment.
Creative Art Workshop at the Hope Children Home in Mawkyrwat, which took two days resulted by the mural painting at the entrance gate of the Girls Hope home and encouraged children to make various abstract monotypes.

The Art Workshop "Becoming an Animal" gathered the children from the area of Jakrem village to participate in the creation of monumental land-art piece, depicting the local myth about the Rahon (tiger). The participating children got experience in how to give form and reshape their stories by using available mediums, and express themselves through land art and installations.

At the same time, the participating international artists have learned about the culture of Khasi Hills and documented their impressions through their unique art works. The art works has been exhibited in the Windermere Resorts in Shillong on 1st December 2018. The exhibition was graced by the presence of H. E. Ivan Lancaric, The Ambassador of Slovakia to New Delhi ; Shri. Lahkmen Rymbui, Minister of Education, Meghalaya; Shri Cyril Lyngdoh, IAS Director, Tourism Department of Meghalaya ; Shri A. Marak, Director of State Education Mission of Meghalaya and Smt. I. Laloo, IAS, DC Mawkyrwat, Meghalaya.

The programme is organized by Picasso Pupils An Art Society, hosted by Shillong Public School, supported by State Education Mission Authority of Meghalaya, (SEMAM - SSA) in collaboration with Tourism Department and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi.