D A R S H A N SINGH GREWAL
b. 1988, Patiala, Punjab, India
Hello Folks! : )
I am an architect by education, travelling to learn and work on diverse art & design projects since 2013. My work ranges from visual art to craft development, spatial art installations to set/space design, poetry, music, sound explorations, performance, photography & film art.
In 2017, started an alternative education project ‘Shilp Khel’ that integrates craft & games to create an experiential learning environment for kids.
In 2019, Started facilitating LTA ‘learning through art’ Workshop that intends to create an inclusive and nourishing environment for all those explorers who aspire to engage deeper in the process of ‘self-discovery’ through dynamic experiences, artistic experimentation and conscious expressions.
Later in 2019, also realized the need of an open community listening & sharing space where all kind of (growing) people can come and ask difficult questions from their struggles/challenges in the journey. Started Circle: Sawal-E-Safar to collectively explore the sense of ‘self’ and consciously reflect upon the essence of human ecology in the larger ecosystem. These reflective Circles bring the possibilities of co-creating human harmony in the abundance of collective care, trust, love & simplicity:)
I do nothing, all this is unfolding naturally.
Life is happening it’s own way:) as it ordains..
Further, learning to create ‘Kikli’ a community living space, where people can learn, work & grow in the rhythm of natural ecosystem.
A quiet life in nature, working with plants and microorganisms, walking in the forest, gazing sunshine, dancing with winds, singing with rivers, learning with kids & being helpful to people and nature around. To work which one hopes may be of some use, then rest, silence, sunsets, music and love for everyone and everything in life.
To be, and be nothing.
To be, and be nothing,
in the timelessness.
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E D U C A T I O N
2012 Graduation in Architecture, DCR University, Murthal, Haryana [India]
P R O J E C T S
Stage Design & Art Installations
at Nivaan – Handpan And World Music Festival 2019 / 7th Feb – 9th Feb, 2020 / organised by Dipak Thakker & Gaurav Gupta of PanIndia Handpan Community / at Montego Bay Beach Villa, Goa, India
Stage Design, Gate Design & Other Art Installation
at Organic Mahotsav 2019 / 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019 / 7th National Biennial Convention on Organic Farming by OFAI (Organic Farming Association of India) / Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Facilitated Circle: Sawal-E-Safar / 29th Sept – 1st October, 2019 / Part of Basic & Beyond Sikhi Family Camp by Basics of Sikhi India Charitable Trust / at Rajasthali Resort, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Facilitated E7: LTA Workshop / 27th May – 2nd June, 2019 / at Arpana Fine Arts Gallery, New Delhi / Part of ‘I AM – Identity Art Marathon‘ 24 day multi-disciplinary art festival.
Facilitated E7: LTA ‘Learning Through Art‘ Workshop / 15th – 17th May 2019 / at ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur. Rajasthan
Barkat / Book Cover Design + Social Media Creatives / A book of poetry by Karanjeet Komal
Vivek Sur Sanmaan 2018 / Trophy Design
Project Sikhan Da Silsila / Poetry & Singing / A journey of ‘words’ and ‘sound’ exploration
Jeevey Punjab / January 6th 2019 / Stage Design & Installation at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
Wing Less / An Interactive Art Installations at MH Syal Festival’18 / November, 17-18th 2018 / Majha House, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra / October, 2-7th 2018 / Graphic & Typo Design, Stage & Set Design at Bikaner, Jaisalmer & Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Sada-E-Tehzeeb / June, 24th 2018 / Film Art , Graphic & Typo Design, Stage Design & Panel Installation at IAFA (Indian Academy of Fine Arts), Amritsar, Punjab, India
Majha House Festival / March, 3-4th 2018 / Stage Design & Art Installations at Majha House, Basant Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Bag & Apparel Design / first weeks of Feb & April, 2018 / at GVCS, Badmer, Rajasthan, India
Windows of Desert Flowers / first week of Feb 2018 / Art Installation at GVCS (Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan), Badmer, Rajasthan, India
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JVF RRAP Conference 2018 / Jan, 24-26th 2018 / Organized by Jaipur Virasat Foundation at RRAP Hub, Anokhi Farm & Golcha Gardens, Jaipur. Event Design Project III – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
Taalbelia / Dec, 23-25th 2017 / a 3-day round the clock residential music festival at Mandawa, Rajasthan. Event Design Project II – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK 2017 – Handmade In Rajasthan / Dec, 7-10th 2017 / Presented by The Khadi Board along with the Government of Rajasthan, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates. Event Design Project I – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
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Saras Installations,at Saras Mela, Ludhiana / Oct, 5-16th 2017 / organized by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Hosted by District Administration, Ludhiana in association with NABARD at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
Shilp Khel / June-July, 2017 / Art & Play Activities with kids at Chirag School, Simayal, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra / Stage & Set Design at Bikaner, Rajasthan
Landmark, a Vernacular Sculpted Installation at Village Jaipura, Ludhiana, Punjab
Waves and the Root, Poetry & Performance Art at Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
Saudade, A Photo Art Project at Village Kotla Bhari, Ludhiana, Punjab
Yellow Mark, a series of hand drawn Doodle Art Illustrations
Golden Lines, a series of hand drawn Doodle Art Illustrations
Blue Bugs, a Wall Art and a series of hand drawn Bookmarks
Installations: Cine Mandal, Croc, Sparrow, Vista, Kites & Fish Eye
Craft Objects: Planter Lamp, Skeleton Lamp & Funnel Lamp
Residential Care Institute for Special (MR) Children, New Delhi / Academic Architectural Thesis Project
G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N
Saudade at Textured Conscience / Dec, 16th -22nd / AIFACS, New Delh / Curated by Aakshat Sinha
Saudade at By Hand from the Heart – Group Show / Feb, 1st – 3rd / Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
A R T I S T S T A L L
2015 Delhi Comic Con / NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, Delhi
A R T R E S I D E N C Y
International Artist Village Residency / Feb 3th-7th, 2018 / Organized by Chittorgarh Art Society at Nandvai Village & Menal Resort, Chittorgarh, India.
W O R K S H O P S A T T E N D E D
Jeevan Vidya Workshop / August 11th-18th, 2019 / Facilitated by Vinish Gupta (Center for Holistic Learning) / Hosted by Swaraj University & Swapathgami Network at Tapovan Ashram , Swaraj University, Udaipur
Inner work through Yoga / July 18th-20th, 2019 / Facilitated by Raghu Ananthanarayanan (Ritambhara) / Co-hosted by Deer Park Institute & Ritambhara Ashram at Deer Park Institute, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Vimukt Shiksha Yatra / October 15th-23rd, 2018 / Bengaluru to Auroville / Jointly hosted by Travellers’ University, Shikshantar Sansthan, Bhoomi College, Navgurukul, Srishti School of Art & Design, Project Defy, Puvidham School, Sadhna Forest, Anveshan, YouthLink & Swadharma, Auroville.
Samvaad on learning : Re imagining Schools; Re thinking Knowledge / Nov 18th-20th, 2016 / Facilitated by Team Existential Knowledge Foundation at BAIF Campus, Warje, Pune, India.
P U B L I C A T I O N
Landmark / Emergent Art Space / 2017 – News Letter / January 27, 2017
Landmark / Emergent Art Space / Forum / December 15, 2016
Saudade / Emergent Art Space / Fall 2016 – News Letter / October 25, 2016
Saudade / Emergent Art Space / Forum / June 9, 2016