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CONFLUENCE 23: A collection of artworks from 29 artists

A group art exhibition ‘CONFLUENCE 23’ was recently showcased by the alumni network of Welham Old Boys Society (WOBS), to celebrate 40 years of its inception and commemorate it by bringing together creative individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in their first ever eight day creative program showcasing artworks by school alumni and other creative […]

A group art exhibition ‘CONFLUENCE 23’ was recently showcased by the alumni network of Welham Old Boys Society (WOBS), to celebrate 40 years of its inception and commemorate it by bringing together creative individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in their first ever eight day creative program showcasing artworks by school alumni and other creative practitioners at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi from 1st to 8th April, 2023.
Present on the occasion were Senior Artist Rajiv Lochan, Humaira Mishra (Great Granddaughter of Dr. Zakir Hussain, former President of India and founder of Jamia Millia Islamia University), Fashion Designers Abhishek Gupta and Dhruv Sehgal, Delhi Based Model / Socialite Bandana Sondhi, Art Collector and well known intellectual property lawyer Tejshree Savara, Well known Artists Vibhor Sogani, Kunal Batra, Shabbir Santosh (Son of legendary master artist G. R. Santosh), Senior Architect Mukul Goyal, Art Collectors Rashi and Kunal Ganeriwala, Radio Jockeys Kartik Mahajan, Director Radio City Mr. Ravi Gujjar, Advocate Kirtiman Singh, Art Collector and well known intellectual property lawyer Tejshree Savara, Actress Dipanita Sharma and others.
‘CONFLUENCE 23’ is a collection of artworks from 29 artists that includes acclaimed Fashion Designer Abhishek Gupta, Amrai Dua, legendary animation film maker late Arnab Chaudhuri, Aryan Arora, Avi Kripalani, Cyril Kuhn, Dhaarna Jaisinghani, Divyam Raghunath, Divyaman Singh, Dr. Abhishek Gaurav, Gareema Shankar, Hajra Ahmad, Harveen Roohi Kapur, Himanshu Agarwal, Jagjit Singh, Kunal Batra, Malvika Singh, Manish Issar, Senior Architect Mukul Goyal, Muzammil Hussain, Nikita Gambhir, Nipurama S. Saakshar Makhija, Bangkok based progressive dancer Sejal Surendra Sood, Shoaib Shawl, Graphic Designer Sudeep Chaudhuri, Upam Lahkar, Vaishali Gupta and Vibhor Sogani.
Brought to existence by school’s principal Mr. S. Kandhari, an ex-student of the school, WOBS through ‘CONFLUENCE 23’ endeavors to foster workable professional collaborative alliances for art enthusiasts by providing them a platform to showcase their work and to celebrate their achievements. The participants of this art exhibition are professional artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and also include an educationalist, an art therapist, a dancer and a practicing doctor. Participants are not just limited to Welham Boys School Dehradun, but also envelop other alumni from Welham Girls School Dehradun, Doon School, Lawrence School Sanawar, Mayo College Girls Ajmer, Daly College Indore, Delhi College of Arts as well.
Buckled up onto a voyage of sorts, Rohit Jaiswal (President, Welham Old Boys Society) shares his thoughts, “The exhibition aims at bringing together Welham Boys’ alumni from different walks of life across generations to converge at one juncture where they all share one language and thought through art. It specifically ventures to showcase and promote exceptionally skilled younger trained artists that have studied in prestigious art institutions in India and abroad.”

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