Stepping Inside A Bhil Painting

2024-07-15 17:04:10

Stepping Inside A Bhil Painting


May 21, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Bhils are the second largest tribal community in India, residing in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Traditionally made on walls of their homes, Bhil art is characterised by bright colours and forms that are covered with dots in several patterns that stand out strikingly against the background.

Join the MAP team in exploring Bhil art through storytelling, and storytelling through Bhil art. Look closely at art, read stories, play thinking games and get creative!

This event forms part of Summer at MAP – an annual workshop series for kids facilitated by the MAP Education team along with external facilitators. In our first edition, we focus on the vernacular artistic traditions of India and meet the artists committed to keeping them alive!

These sessions have limited seats and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee per session is Rs. 200 and you can sign up for more than one session.

We encourage participants with any kind of difficulty related to hearing, speaking, learning, etc. to participate in the workshops. If you are the guardian of such a participant, please write to us at prior to registration and let us know the workshop(s) that is of interest, the nature of the difficulty and the accommodations that may be required. We will try our best to make the necessary arrangements in consultation with you. 


Join the MAP team in exploring Bhil art through storytelling, and storytelling through Bhil art

Shilpa Vijaykrishnan (Facilitator)

Senior Manager - Education & Outreach (MAP)

Shilpa Vijayakrishnan has led the Education & Outreach Department at MAP since its conception, during the course of which she has curated over five exhibitions specially designed for younger audiences, as well as conceptualised and facilitated a range of programmes for schools, children and adults.

Former editor of the Tasveer Journal, her articles have been published in publications including the eponymous print edition of the Tasveer Journal, Maharanis: Royal Women of India, Gardens of the Mind: Swapak Nayak and Gilles Bensimon and Figures in Time: Bourne & Shepherd.

She holds a postgraduate degree in Arts & Aesthetics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and has curated online narratives for MAP on the Google Arts & Culture platform on a range of subjects including Women in Hindi Cinema and the Pichwai painting tradition, among others.

Shubahsree Purkayastha (Facilitator)

Education Officer (MAP)

Shubahsree Purkayastha is the Education Officer at the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bangalore, where she primarily executes programmes for young audiences.

Shubhasree has an MPhil in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, an MA in Art History from National Museum Institute, New Delhi and a BA in History from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.


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