Elephant Parade India will be India’s largest ever public art event. With a preview in November 2017, in Jaipur, 101 painted elephant sculptures will brighten the streets of Mumbai in February 2018 followed by a grand finale March in Mumbai. This will be followed by an auction event in London, during the same month.
Each elephant will be painted by celebrated Indian artists and fashion designers including Subodh Gupta, Gaurav Gupta, Jitish Kallat, Jogen Chowdhury, Riyas Komu, Tarun Tahiliani and Sabyasachi Mukherjee, as well as top creatives from the UK.
The Asian elephant – India’s national heritage animal and a species of global iconic significance is becoming homeless. India’s growing population has lead to the disappearance of forests, carved up by the spread of settlements, plantations, mines, railways and irrigation canals.
Elephant Parade India 2017 will raise funds to buy 101 forest corridors that will allow India’s endangered elephants, tigers and rhinos to migrate safely between habitats, saving both human and lives of elephants by reducing conflicts and preserving landscapes.