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  • Thursday, September, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 10:51:38
  • Mumbai: Dr Gunjan Shrivastava, a leading contemporary artist extends her support to an exclusively curated and conceptualised Charity art sale, Happy Childhoods by The Curators Art to help raise proceedings for CRY. The charity art sale is available for viewing and sale till 7th October, 2021.

    Over 40 artists across India have poured their love into creating these artworks which is a display of happier and healthier childhoods. This exhibition has been curated with a hope to offer opportunities for the children that CRY works for. It promises to intrigue the viewers with some powerful works that speak volumes of beauty and meaning attached to happy childhoods. This event endeavours to help replicate the narrative of happy childhood in the lives of children from the remotest, most marginalized sections of society.

    Dr Gunjan Shrivastava as an artist has worked very closely with rural talent to promote and help them create opportunities to sell and promote their artworks. This exhibition is an extension to her initiatives driven so far to support the deprived. 

    Speaking about her contribution to this noble cause, Dr Gunjan Shrivastava, a Professional Artist, Educator, Art Critic and Co-founder of You Lead India Foundation said, “Social initiatives like these are close to my basic objective of being an artist which is to translate and transform social growth. I am absolutely humbled to be able to contribute to the thoughtful initiative of support by both The Curators Art and CRY. In my artwork I have replicated recollection of childhood that I was blessed with. The artwork depicts happy times through childhood that weave happy memories for a lifetime.” 

    The artwork – A Million Stitches is created by Dr Gunjan Shrivastava that captures her unique style of cyanotype with stitching on handmade paper. The artwork inspired Gunjan to pen down a few lines of poetry that reflects the essence of a happy childhood.

    A Million Stitches

    A million stitches! A million memories…

    Jumping on the puddle, solving puzzles.

    Did that make sense?

    That one lone friend, holding hands,

    Walking in the garden,

    Picking flowers, lucid and fragrant.

    Running after each other,

    Hiding in unknown places with no fear.

    Did that make sense?

    Our childhoods are fragments of memories…

    When you stitch them together, with one another…

    It all makes sense!

    -By Dr. Gunjan Shrivastava, a Professional Artist, Educator, Art Critic and Co-founder of You Lead India Foundation


    Dr. Gunjan Shrivastava is a trained contemporary artist, who holds a Ph.D. in Visual Arts and a diploma in textile design. She has been exploring different art mediums through her journey as an artist for 20 years. Gunjan’s works in cyanotype are uniquely conceptualized and engage with issues of environment. She has been appreciated and honored for her works in this medium from the Governor of West Bengal, Hon’ Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi. She is also a Mentor of Change with Atal Innovation Mission.

    Link to her website: https://gunjanshrivastava.com/