MATAOMBRES 

The Anantapur Art Walk

 

Site Specific Work 

Mural painting

25 m x 4 m

Location: Rafa Nadal Foundation - Anantapur, India

Curator: Antoni Torres Martorell

Commissioned by: Rural Development Trust / Fundación Vicente Ferrer

Anantapur, India
February  2018 

Documentary film / Adrià Cardona

Press / TV IB3

Press / The Hindu 

Press / MallorcaActual

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Press / The Hindu (II) (pdf)

Press / The Hindu (II)

Press / IN Palma (Pages 92-99)

Press / Luxe Code Magazine (Pages 82-91)

This site specific art work was commissioned by F. Vicente Ferrer (RDT) to be permanently shown at Rafa Nadal Foundation Tennis Center in Anantapur, India. 

 

The Anantapur Art Walk project (MataOmbres) was led by the Rural Development Trust (RDT), a non-governamental organisation working for the betterment of vulnerable and disadvantaged rural communities in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in southern India. The project gathered 14 artists from Balearic Islands and aimed to contribute to the promotion of the work made by Fundación Vicente Ferrer, to be a gateway to RDT’s development projects and a way to raise awareness on health, hygiene, education and rights of people with disabilities. Each of the artists was to create a site-specific art work at different locations in the visitors center to help promoting the VFF mission

I was assigned Rafa Nadal Foundation Tenis Center to produce a site specific art work and illustrate the tennis practise wall at the center. I used images of the children attending the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS) as well as illustrations of papaya trees and the nearby TV tower building, all of them distinctive symbols which could be recognised by the children in the center. 

This project was funded by Illenc de Cultura, Participació i Esports and Balearic Islands Government.

Special thanks for all the help

and support in one way or another to:

 

Xisco Mercadal, Arancha Alvear, Daniel Knight, 

Sai Krishna, Rosa Estrella, Laura González,

Candela Nadal, and Dada Peer from RDT team.

 

To the curator Antoni Torres and the organiser Isabel Pizà.

To Lluc Alemany, Ana Torán and rest of the team from FVF.

To the artists colleagues: Enric Riera, Julia Ribas, Carles Guash, Adrián Cardona, Marc Jesús Vives, Paca Florit, JL Menéndez Rojas, Esther Olondriz, Luis Maraver, Isabel Polo, Mariano Mayol, Joan Costa, Marian F. Moratinos, Joan Aguiló

 

To Sharan, Manasa, Praveena, Pavrita, Jay, Sudahkar, 

and rest of children and all the staff from

 F. Rafa Nadal/RDT.

To Institut d'estudis Balearics, Departament de Cultura, patrimoni i esports  del Consell de  Mallorca and Govern Balear for funding this project.

 

Thanks to all of you for all your help,

for all the Chai teas

and for all the smiles.

6 minutes Short Film Documentary by artist Adrián Cardona documenting our experience in Anantapur

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