Art for Land Exhibition 2018
At Unity Pavilion - 1 January to 15 February 2018
Unity Pavilion is privileged to host the Art for Land exhibition which is into its third year. More than 70 artists from all over the world are participating in this cycle of generosity and gratitude. All the artists are offering their priceless creations towards fundraising for the purchase of land for completing the Master Plan of Auroville. Friends and visitors on their part make a land donation and receive an artwork as a gift. Some artworks created by Ashram artists were blessed by the Mother. Several works will also be available as prints and postcards. Simultaneously, there will be an exhibition and sale of rare donated photos of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
Opening Ceremony of the exhibition on 1 January at 4 pm
with Auroville Foundation Secretary Chunkath presiding
The exhibition is open on all working days from 9:30 am to 4 pm
ACRES FOR AUROVILLE is dedicated to raising funds to purchase urgently-needed land for completing and consolidating Auroville’s material base. A collaboration of Auroville International & Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU) in coordination with Auroville’s Land Board, the campaign fundraises for priority plots within all of the Master Plan area – the City Area, the Greenbelt, and the Peace Area that encircles and protects the Matrimandir. The boom in land speculation makes each unsecured acre a target in danger of being lost to Auroville forever! The need is great, and the time is now! Let’s get the land the Mother envisioned for the City of Dawn! Join the A4A action!! More campaign & donor information: www.colaap.org
Our latest communication is just below:
15 August 2017 - Acres for Auroville Flier
“The fraternity of collaboration. The aspiration to Unity in joy and Light.”
The Mother, 14 March 1971
New Auroville land financed by your donations!
Here you can see just two results of our dynamic collaboration – vital new Master Plan land made possible by your donations to ACRES FOR AUROVILLE!
In the last 3 months alone, 3 Greenbelt plots and one new plot in the Matrimandir Circle have been bought with A4A donations - making a total of 8 strategic plots (7.46 acres) added to Auroville’s land base thanks to your solidarity!
This is what your support for our fundraising brings - land to create a unified urban center, to provide a coherent network of essential infra-structure, to protect the sanctity of the Matrimandir, to provide vibrant life-sustainability and a green sanctuary.
Our heartfelt gratitude extends to the families who sell their land to Auroville! India’s Parliament approved The Mother’s vision for the City of Dawn, but it’s up to us to make that vision a reality.
A4A’s results show that we can do it - by collaborating!
Let’s keep on collaborating and secure Auroville’s missing land!
ACRES FOR AUROVILLE is a joint action of ‘Lands for Auroville Unified’ & ‘Auroville International’
Quote: The Mother’s blessings for the start of work on the Matrimandir - Photos by Giorgio & by Aravinda
HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO “ACRES FOR AUROVILLE”
For all donations, please specify “Acres for Auroville”:
- By credit or debit card through the Auroville Donation Gateway www.auroville.com/donations/ using the dedicated "Acres for Auroville" button.
- Via your country’s Auroville
- By check payable to the “Auroville Unity Fund” at: Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall, 605101 Auroville, TN, India
- By bank transfer to: “Auroville Unity Fund” State Bank of India - Auroville Township specifying “The Acres for Auroville campaign”:
- For donations from outside India:
Branch Code – SBIN0003160 Swift Code – SBININBB474
Account # 10237876508
- For donations from within India for 100% tax-exempt receipts:
IFS Code – SBIN0003160 Account # 10237876042
- For donations within India: ordinary receipts or 50% tax-exempt receipts:
IFS Code – SBIN0003160 Account # 10237876031
generosity is very much appreciated!