Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Version of Kids' Guernica at Ichioka Junior High School, Osaka, Japan

November, 2013

A new Kids’ Guernica was completed by 130 students of the eighth graders of t Ichioka Junior High School in Osaka, Japan and it was displayed at their school festival. As a part of peace education, first, they studied about inhumanity of bombing such as in Guernica and researched a case of Liberian Civil War to understand how innocent children were always victimized during any war time. After that, each of them expressed a message of peace on a piece of drawing paper and all of their images were composed into a Kids’ Guernica mural. They learned the necessity of working together for a peaceful world through the process of matching the color of each image with the whole color of the mural.

Kids' Guernica at Daisan Iwabuchi Primary School in Tokyo, Japan


A Kids’ Guernica was created by the sixth-grade students of Daisan Iwabuchi Primary School in Tokyo, Japan,

Toward Peace: A World of Smiles
When each of us
We can change our future.
Even each power is small, if we can work together,
All people of the world will be happy.
We will create a peaceful world.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Two Kids' Guernica Paintings in Northern Ireland

August 31, 2013
Two kids Guernica paintings were completed in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.  They were painted in The Glens Youth Club, Cushendall, and in Broughshane Youth Club, Broughshane. The paintings will go on public display as part of the Derry City of Culture Celebrations.  The project was implemented by artist Raymond Watson, with the Belfast Flags Project. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Prayer for Peace in Nagasaki

August 9, 2013
For the 68th anniversary of the explosion of atomic bomb on Nagasaki, many Kids' Guernica peace paintings were exhibited to send a message of "Prayer for Peace" from Nagasaki.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kids' Guernica has started in Barcelona, Spain.

March 07, 2013
A Kids' Guernic has stared by children in Barcelona with an artist of the town. Most of the kids understand peace as a friendship between them, hearts, flowers, and nature. Some elements of their 115 drawings about peace were were composed for the final design. For now almost 40 children has participate and other children from different neighbors of Manresa town will be joined to paint this peace mural.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kids' Guernica at Ikegami Elementary School, Osaka, Japan

March 2013,
A new Kids' Guernica peace mural was created by 59 sixth graders of Ikegami Elementary School in Izumi City, Osaka, Japan based on their study on war and peace. They studied various aspects of war and peace such as the history of wars, the cause of wars, the tragic results of wars and the meaning of international laws. When they went on a school excursion to Hiroshima, they visited the Peace Memorial Museum and interviewed some of the atomic bomb survivors of the atomic bombing. Finally, it was displayed at their graduation ceremony. As well as a message of peace, their mural shows a strong bond of cooperation which they experienced through the process of painting it.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kids' Guernica at Kagomachi Elementary School, Tokyo

March, 2013
A Kids' Guernica was completed at Kagomachi Elementary School in Tokyo, Japan.

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Wonderful Kids' Guernica in Mumbai, INDIA

January 7-13, 2013
The first Kids' Guernica of 2013 was successfully  completed in Mumbai, India. This unique painting was created in 7 day workshop by 31 blind, deaf- blind students from Kamla Mehta Blind School for Girls, The Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf; Deafblind and Happy Home; School For the Blind - In the same size as Picasso’s Guernica: 3.5 m × 7.8 m, at Kasturba Mahila Mandal Auditorium, opp. Matunga Road Rly Station West, Mumbai. For the first time, we, the Rotarians and the Lions" of Mumbai District have joined hands to execute "Kids Guernica" in the most unique way. The project, inspired by Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "Guernica",1937 to protest against the brutality of war, is an effort to give the message on world peace to the adult world, through the simple and cheerful vision of children. This painting will be sent for exhibition worldwide after a few shows around Mumbai. 

A Joint project of Rotary Club of Mumbai Goregaon West, 
Rotary Club of Mumbai Shivaji Park and Lions Club of Shivaji Park
KG ’13 Participating School Children 
Kamla Mehta Blind School for Girls
Vishakha P. Sing 10 years,  Sushmita S. Acharya  13 years,  Nisha H. Sing  10 years
Ankita P. Kamblekar 15
years, Anusha S Cheirla 9 years, Deepali M. Kamble 17 years
Prachi Lalji Gupta 15 years, Bhagyashri G.Ruggi 14 years, Shilpa Anil Mishra  13 Years
Komal Bhushan Paril 14 Years
The Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf & Deafblind
Santosh Rapolu 12 years, Rutika Mehta 12 years, Kajal Mandare 14 years 
Durgesh Bhalerao 9
years, Saurabh Chaugule 16 years, Jagdish Gupta  22 years
Senju Abrahim  21
years, Akbar Noorani  22 years, Sishna Anand  20 years
Shehnaz Shaikh  20
Happy Home & School for the Blind
Hasneu Shaikh 12 years, Kartik Devendra 13 years, Shrikant Rathi 11 years
Suryakant Surve 16 years,
Matin Bagwan 15 years, Ajay Gupta 14 years 
Shreyas More 13 years,  Gaurav Choudhary 14 years, Darshan Kamble 15 years 
Sandeep Yadav 11 years, Akash Mhade  15 years
Our Sincere Thanks to
Kamla Mehta Blind School for Girls
Directorl: Ms Suparna Ajgaonkar
The Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf & Deafblind
Ms. Beroz Vachha, Mr. Yogesh Desai
Happy Home & School for the Blind:
Ms. Meher Banaji
Ms. Surekha J. Jadhav, Ms. Sharayu S. Darade, Ms. Shobha C Gawade
Ms. Vaishali Allelu, Ms. Pradnya Masdekar, Ms. Shamim Shaikh
Ms. Swapna Ghodke, Ms. Anita Lopes
Mr. Ashok Karmakar, Ms. Geeta Koppikar, Mr. Hareram Das

Kasturba Mahila Mandal Auditorium

Pres. Sudhir Koppikar, Pres Satish Hattiangadi, Pres Sushmita Chowdhuri
Lion Amit Chowdhuri, PDG Shirish Jhaveri, VDG Santosh Chauhan

Monday, January 14, 2013

KIDS' GUERNICA exhibition in Kameoka City, Japan

A Kids' Guernica peace mural was exhibited in various places in Kameoka City, Japan.
October 6, 2012  "Sotokko" Art Festival
November 10-11, 2012 City Culture Festival at Kameoka Convention Hall
December 1-9, 2012 at Kameoka City Culture Museum
Kameoka children's strong wish for peace attracted many people in the city.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

KIDS' GUERNICA at ARTIUM in Basque, Spain

Summer 2012, ARTIUM Basque Center Museum for Contemporary Art organized a Kids’ Guernica workshop in cooperation with the Guernica Peace Museum.
Arte Garaikideko Euskal Zentro-Museoa. Vitoria-Gasteiz,
Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo. Vitoria-Gasteiz
Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art. Vitoria (Spain)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

KIDS' GUERNICA at Oharu Elementary School in Japan

120 students of 6th grade at Oharu Elementary School created a Kids’ Guernica peace mural and it was exhibited in their school on November 16 and 17, 2012. The school is located near to Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The students hold many workshops to study a lot about world peace and each of them wrote his/her own essay on peace. 
They decided on “Light, Life and Bonds” as the theme of their peace mural because they thought that these three were important elements of peace. “Light” symbolizes “hope of human being” as the brilliance of the sun and galaxy eternally exists in the universe. “Life” is a metaphor of succession and the helix structure of DNA and the mother earth are showing the origin of life and the biological diversities. The continuity of geometrical patterns expresses “Bonds” and indicates the biological diversities and the connectedness among various races. As well as the huge painting, the students also created clay-figures titled “Hands of Hope” to express the spirit of peace. All the clay-hands were installed in front of the painting as a collaboration of painting and modeling to convey their message against a violent world. World peace is not yet achieved but they expressed their strong wish for peace. Having such a dream, they completed their art work.