Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour was launched at Perth Airport on Monday by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia. The exhibition promotes peace, equality and nonviolence through digitally restored images from the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition runs from Tues 2 Oct to Fri 9 Nov at Parliament House & Perth Airport.
On display in three venues including the hotel’s lobby, Perth Airport and Parliament House from 2 October (Gandhi’s birthday) until 9 November 2018, the unique exhibition is the latest offering from by Borderless Gandhi, established in Perth in 2014 by Nilesh and Lene Makwana to educate, inform and promote Mahatma Gandhi’s values within Australia through art and community engagement.
Collated by the GandhiServe Foundation and curated by Lene Makwana, the exhibition showcases a revealing series of biographical photographs of Gandhi in everyday situations. These were taken by Gandhi’s own family members, journalists and colleagues throughout his adult life from the early 1900s until his death in 1948, and they evocatively capture the social and environmental context of the time. Now, each image has been carefully digitally restored and overlaid with colour, transforming them into colourful, artistic representations of Gandhi that promote his life, work and legacy, and communicate his ongoing relevance to contemporary audiences.
Rob Weeden, Pan Pacific Perth’s General Manager, is delighted to co-host the Mahatma in Colour Exhibition. “Gandhi’s values of tolerance and humanity are as relevant today as they ever were during his lifetime. On behalf of everyone at Pan Pacific Perth, we feel incredibly privileged to join Perth Airport and the Western Australian Government in partnering with Borderless Gandhi to help bring this incredible exhibition to Perth. We warmly welcome all members of general public to visit the free exhibition at all three venues where they are sure to be inspired by this important historical content, consistent with Pan Pacific Hotel Group’s own values of diversity, respect and inclusiveness.”