Art for Land

Auroville Art Service

Now starting its 5th year, Art for Land is a beautiful land-fundraiser whose donations go to help secure the unified and harmonious physical base for Auroville, the City of Dawn. A festival of creativity and beauty with a purpose, Art for Land is a collaboration of the Unity Pavilion and the Auroville Art Service with Acres for Auroville. All art works are donated by the artists in the spirit of generous gifting for Auroville’s land. In an action of flowing solidarity, donors make a land donation and receive a work of art in recognition of their generosity. The donations are used for securing the still-missing plots in Auroville’s Master Plan area via the Acres for Auroville land campaign. 

Art for Land has a stunning collection of creations in various media by artists from Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, friends in India and the AVI centers abroad. Many of the artists enjoy wide recognition and some works by artists from Sri Aurobindo Ashram are from an earlier time and have been seen and blessed by The Mother.

Art for Land 2020 will be held at Auroville’s Unity Pavilion from 11 January – 21 February 2020.

The exhibition will kick off with the Inaugural Ceremony on 11 January at 11 am with the greatly-appreciated presence of Hon. Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry as the keynote guest who will honour us by inaugurating our Year 5.

Aurovilian musician Nadaka will present a short solo performance at the event. 

The exhibition of the works will be complemented by a parallel fundraiser of donated rare photographs of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Prints and cards of some of the artworks will be available for donations. A large number of events— a variety of concerts, including a full concert by Nadaka, dance performances, inspiring presentations, fundraising meals, the Generosity Fair and closing gala ceremony—will be held during the exhibition period. We warmly invite you to them all! For the events schedule and other Unity Pavilion events:

The continually enlarged online gallery of our ever-growing and changing collection is available for viewing, along with more information at Reservations for the works can be made online. Shipping of works from Auroville is managed by donors at their own expense. 

Art for Land is a magnificent showcase for Auroville’s great creativity and that of its friends—and all donations go for the land!  We warmly encourage interested artists to collaborate and donate works, and warmly invite donors to contribute their generosity in return! 

Contact: Jaya or Devasmita at 91-413-262-3576