The Plated Project is using art to provide 100,000 meals for migrant workers!

 

20 global artists create limited edition art-plates.

Over 140 million people* have lost their jobs in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of these being daily wage labourers and migrant workers. Addressing this issue, The Plated Project, a unique social impact initiative that uses art to end hunger has launched a new series called ‘A Plate Full of Hope’ with the aim of providing 100,000 meals to migrant workers.

To bring this initiative to life, chlorophyll innovation lab which is the team behind The Plated Project collaborated with 20 acclaimed global artists from 10 countries to create 20 limited edition art plates. Each plate depicts one emotion or experience that people have felt during the lockdown across the world. 

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The project has collaborated with leading artists such as Pavan Rajurkar, India who was featured in Lürzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators worldwide, Hana Augustine from Indonesia who’s an AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) Award of Excellence awardee and Sandhya Prabhat, California who’s a illustrator and past speaker at NYU.

100% of the sale proceeds are being donated to Goonj’s Rahat initiative. Each plate’s sale sponsors 250 meals for a migrant worker’s family. In one week alone,The Plated Project has already sponsored over 70,000 meals. In a bid to further the cause, brands such as Bajaj Electricals, IMI Mobile, The Baya Company and other generous industrialists have sponsored the project’s production costs, which allows The Plated Project to donate 100% of the proceeds to charity. Celebrity chefs and influencers are lending their support to the initiative by raising awareness.  

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ARTIST PROFILES :

Ayirani Balachanthiran, New York

Artwork- Bliss

Ayirani Balachanthiran is an illustrator from New York whose work primarily focuses on the experience of the South Asian Queer-identified community. Her work has been featured on various platforms including but not limited to; Indian Women’s Blog, Vatan Magazine, The Leslie Lohman Gay and Lesbian Museum, and The People’s forum.  

Mayur Mengle, Mumbai

Artwork- All tangled up

A visual artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator.

Co-founder of BUNxPAV STUDIO.Loves kick-boxing, drawing people around him in a few lines, on his cell phone, during the long train travels in Mumbai. Everything from old houses to historic monuments inspires him to create his work as a designer.

Zeynep Özatalay, Istanbul

Artwork- Furry friends

Zeynep Özatalay is an Istanbul-based illustrator. She has a BA in graphic design. She uses illustration as a way of expressing ideas and feelings, and is inspired very much by nature. Enjoys creating both editorial illustrations and children’s books, and tries to further develop her style with every new artboard.. Recently, she’s been living on an island in İstanbul with cats, horses and seagulls. 

She has been contributing to various publications as BirGün Gazetesi, Cumhuriyet Dergi, Marie Claire, Tudem, İş Kültür Yayınları with her illustrations ever since.

Snehal Kadu, Mumbai

Artwork- A shared bond

 L.S Raheja School of Art graduate. Currently working in the advertising industry. Designing is her passion and loves to spend her time in drawing, illustration and putting her thoughts in creating new designs. 

Hana Augusitne, Indonesia

Artwork- A vivid dream

Hana Augustine is a self taught artist from Indonesia, specialising in childrens book drawings. AGDA Design Awardee. Drawing has always been a channel for her to express and communicate her heart. She hopes the people around the world would be able to relate to one another through the stories of pain, loss, faith, hope, and love that we all share as human beings through art.

She has worked for brands like Pearson, Dancow, PlayShifu and many more.

Featured in Storytime magazine, Tzivos Hashem Magazine, ArtUpon Girls Club Asia, BallPit Magazine and many more.

Mohit Adlakha, Gurgaon

Artwork- King of Ludo

Mohit is a Gurgaon based self-taught illustrator.

Currently studying fashion design from Indian Institute of Crafts And Design, Jaipur.

He draws things observed around with emotions that he is unable to put into words.

Muhammed Sajid, Bangalore 

Artwork- Turning the tide

AN artist rom Calicut, currently residing in Bangalore.

Graduated fine art from the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum.

Worked with different clients like Google, Procreate, Culture Trip, etc.

Featured on Adobe, Elle India, Homegrown, Indianama, Abduzeedo, etc.

Pavan Rajurkar, Mumbai

Artwork- Daughters

NID graduate. Lürzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. Imbiber of styles. Worked for Radio Mirchi, Interface, DDB Mudra, and many more. 

Kosha Shah, Mumbai

Artwork- The flower seller

I am a multidisciplinary artist residing in Bombay, practicing Illustration, Graphic Design and Photography. She has worked with brands like TBZ the original, Ditta Artigianale (Italy), Speanta Multimedia, Dandelion Dreams, Wacom to name a few. 

She has  studied Graphic design from Italy and has won awards such as Artisan Awards and ABN Amro Solitaire awards and has been featured in the prestigious Adorn Magazine.

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