After a music-filled first week, the Biodiversity By The Bay arts festival—organised by the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and DeadAnt—shifted its focus to design, with specially commissioned artworks by a lineup of exciting artists and visual designers. Once a day, we launched new pieces by Shilo Shiv Suleman, Priyanka Paul, Pia Alize Hazarika, Aaquib Wani, Aaron Pinto, Smish Design, Mehek Malhotra, Osheen Siva, Shweta Malhotra and Vinu Joseph.
The works are all creative responses to the threats facing Mumbai’s ecosystem, with each artist picking one theme from the Biodiversity By The Bay campaign’s main calls to action—the Lesser Flamingo, the Aarey forest, the city’s marine ecosystems, and the livelihoods of the city’s indigenous Koli communities.
Drawing from different styles and art traditions, the artwork celebrates Mumbai’s rich biodiversity from different perspectives. We loved them all, so we’ve put them together in one simple slideshow, for your viewing pleasure (except for Vinu’s excellent animation, which is posted below).
You can sign the petition to protect our legacy of biodiversity in Mumbai and have you voice heard here. For more details on this and other campaign by the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic, visit their website here.