‘A World of My Own’ - an exhibit of multiple worlds, from the imagination of those who wonder will be held from April 4 to April 7 at Museum of Goa, Pilerne Goa. Over 300 artworks in various mediums, styles and imagination by children less than 14 years of age will be on display. It will be inaugurated on April 4 at 4 p.m. with a walkthrough by the curator, Chaitali Morajkar, followed by some interactive sessions and activities.
For the exhibition, students from different age groups were given an idea or a theme and asked to further explore the idea using their own creativity and imagination under the guidance of Chaitali Morajkar.
The idea is to encourage children to visually express themselves, and at the same time learn about the journey of an artwork from its creation to display. The aspect of sharing their artwork with others and opening themselves to criticism is as important as creation of the artwork. “This understanding will help them grow as artists”, says Chaitali.
Along with this collection, on display will be ‘Godhadi’, a massive collaborative artwork created by stitching together 2,500 smaller works by students from various schools across Goa. This artwork was created as part of a project, No Time To Waste (NTTW) with an aim to raise awareness amongst children about waste segregation and management.
The exhibit will also have on display storybooks and handbooks created by children from Russia and Ukraine under the guidance of Victoria Filina, a children’s story writer from Ukraine.
A variety of workshops are also scheduled to take place at MOG as part of a world of my own. From simple object painting and drawing, to theatre, puppet making, fairy tale book making and more! There will also be free guided tours of the museum as well as fun interactive sessions for the duration of the exhibition.