SPOTLIGHT
ON ABILITY

Celebrating unique strengths and talents

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Many museums and galleries around the world are now making their art more accessible for persons with visual impairment. Three-dimensional replicas of famous paintings are put on display so visitors can experience these artworks through touch.

“Abled does not mean enabled. Disabled does not mean less abled.”

― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

 

Our latest campaign, Spotlight on Ability, is an attempt to highlight the journeys of persons with disabilities who are pursuing their passions. Through the stories of these talented individuals, we learn about their experiences, achievements, and outlook on life.

Shaurya Mehrotra

Shaurya is a pottery artist, tennis player, cyclist and gamer. At his personal workspace, Banana Studio, he creates bowls, trays, and much more from clay. As a child, Shaurya was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome; his parents encouraged him to try various activities and together the family discovered his inclination for art.

 

In 2011, Shaurya's solo exhibition in Bangkok, ‘My Take’, was well received. He collaborated with Ruby Jhunjunwala and 42 other potters worldwide for a project called ‘Woven Together’. In 2020, Banana Studio conducted an inclusion workshop at the India Art Fair.

 

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We'd love to hear stories of your passion and talents.

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