The Borderless Gandhi project is aiming towards a series of events and exhibitions where Mahatma Gandhi is portrayed as a global icon of equality, nonviolence and peace, not tied to a certain country, community or religion. Peace, tolerance and nonviolence will be promoted through artistic reflections of the life, work and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Borderless Gandhi Project was founded in 2014 by Nilesh Makwana, along with the support of Eternal Gandhi Project President Mr Bharat Parekh. The Borderless Gandhi project is managed by volunteers and supported by in - kind sponsorships, and had its official launch in Perth on 2nd October 2015, being Gandhi´s birthday and also International Day of Nonviolence by United Nations.
On the same date this year, the Borderless Gandhi Project will open the exhibition “Mahatma in me” by Delhi based artist Vibhor Sogani, where several exhibits produced in stainless steel will be installed at Barrack Street Jetty in Perth, Western Australia. The exhibition reflects the inward qualities we all carry with us and each of the installations humbly aims to provoke self - realisation through making the audience stop and reflect for a moment.
The Borderless Gandhi Exhibition 2016 will take place from 2nd October 2016 to 2nd November 2016, and will be free to the public to attend. Additional events will also be kept, such as live entertainment in forms of dance and music. The exhibition will host speakers visiting Perth to participate in Nonviolence Month 2016 along with International Centre of Nonviolence, Australia.
The Borderless Gandhi team hopes to create awareness and knowledge about Mahatma Gandhi and his values still important to the world community, by installing sculptures suitable to all ages and cultural backgrounds, in addition to complementary events and screenings, interpretations by local artists and national academics (program will be posted closer to the event.)