Bhubaneswar Denizens Asked To Suggest Themes, Colour & Mood For Street Art & Mural

Bhubaneswar: To add colours to the city’s walls ahead of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in January 2023, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) are re-launching the Street Art and Murals Project (STAMP).

The BMC through its official Twitter handle has asked people to participate in an online survey and cite their choices, views and knowledge on various themes to be picked up by the artists for the beautification drive — Paint your city!

While the first edition of STAMP in 2017 saw wall art and murals being created on walls measuring around 6 lakh sq ft, this year time, denizens have been asked to suggest their favourite places in the city where these can be drawn.

While the last date for sharing ideas is November 10, BMC sources informed that people have suggested that a prominent location in the city should have a wall painting portraying the Paika rebellion. All suggested themes will pass through a scrutiny committee, which will decide if those can be implemented. The work will begin after November 15.

The Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre (BUKC) has conceptualised the project for which artists of national and international repute would be roped in through Central Lalit Kala Akademi and Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi. Sculptures curated by both renowned and budding local and national artists will also be put up in public spaces of the city.

The makeover plan also includes designer shrubbery and seasonal trees planted across naked medians.

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