To mark the start of the UK-India Year of Culture, the British Council and Indian High Commission commissioned a unique artwork to be projected across the entire front façade of Buckingham Palace. The image of India's national bird, the peacock, was visible from all approaches to the Palace on the evening of 27 Feb, 2017.
About Studio Carrom
The projection has been designed by Studio Carrom, the Bangalore and London-based design studio, who created an eye-catching image of a peacock with its tail fanned across the façade. Within the feathers, dancing figures can be seen.
The image is also reminiscent of Indian fireworks, a symbol of celebration and festivities. Carrom is a cross cultural collaboration between London based illustrator Priya Sundram and Bangalore based designer Nia Thandapani. Sundram is an illustrator who graduated from the Royal College of Art and Camberwell College of Art. Thandapani is a graphic designer who after graduating from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design now lives in Bangalore.
Previous collaborations include work with Darber Festival, Dishoom and V&A Festival of India.