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Fukushima X Bengaluru Kids Guernica
 -A future without war, poverty and nuclear

This is a new-year gift to the citizen of Bengaluru and India; Children of Fukushima who have experienced horrifying tsunami and nuclear disaster on March 2011 are currently visiting the green city. The Bornfree Art School and the associated Japanese NGO, Bornfree Art Japan have come up with a new creative artistic expression of art; “Kids’ Guernica”. This is a special collaboration of children from Fukushima and Bengaluru; Bornfree Art School students are the children who have gone through the real hardships of lives through labour in their childhood. The Bornfree rehabilitates children in distress through arts and performances, which result in more dignified life and quality of education.

The theme of this huge painting is “A future without war, poverty and nuclear”. On 4th of January, 2014, John Devaraj, an eminent painter of Bengaluru with a collaboration of a Japanese painter, Ms. Rena Masuyama will work on this painting on MG Road. Kids’ Guernica is following the tradition of Pablo Picasso and brings a bigger canvas made by children based on the theme of war and peace in the world. The finished painting will be taken to and displayed in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.

Rena Masuyama is an artist and journalist from Kobe. She joined the Bornfree Art Japan and became one of the main organizers of this Fukushima project. As an artist, she challenges to change the society through her artistic expression, especially deals with the issue of nuclear power plant issues, war, etc.

Here are voices of Fukushima nuclear-survivors. Click here!

Time; 4th January 2014; 9am to 5pm 

Venue; Boulevard, M G Road, Bangalore 560 001


NEW    Building Bornfree Bornfree Building

The Bornfree needs to build its own place for working and street children. For the past 10 years, the Bornfree had no home and kept on moving. Help Bornfree to build a home for children. A quick look here.  or visit details

World's Tallest Earthen Pot
John Devaraj has built the World's Tallest Earthen Pot at the Bonsai Park, Lalbagh, Bangalore. He has built it with students of the Bornfree and completed in January 2013. The inauguration was held on 26th of January, 2013 with presence of Ms. Arundhati Nag, Dr. Siddhalingiah, Mr. Vikram, and the director of the Lalbagh. Here is the latest report of the Pot. Read.  

John Devaraj, the artistic director of the Bornfree has presented his talk at TED
Talk. He has given a talk on child labour. Check up at YouTube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxeLEIZ7Gls or the official site; http://wn.com/TEDxSPSU__John_Devaraj__Child_Labour

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