Friday, 3 March 2017
The ‘Gardoun Art Group’ is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting project, called ‘Roud’ (“River”). The group will be travelling to work in Dezful and Shuhtar in Khuzestan province, from 5th to 15th March 2017, in order to highlight the importance of water and the impact of three main rivers, namely Dez, Karun and Karkheh, in the region. The word ‘Roud’ is the Persian word for river, and in some Persian dialects, it also means ‘offspring’ and ‘beloved’. Khuzestan, located in the southwest of Iran, is the most ancient Iranian province, in which the agricultural developments first appeared around 3000 BC in the northern region. Throughout history, the abundance of water and its management has transformed this region into a well-endowed land, although recent droughts have significantly affected this region and its unique eco-system.
The ‘Roud’ project aims to inspire and educate underprivileged children as well as high school and university students, through various artistic events, such as 1) running creative workshops, 2) wall painting in a high school (with a particular focus on themes of the Shahnameh, “the Book of Kings”), 3) painting next to rivers and waterfalls, 4) organising seminars, 5) concert, and 6) art exhibition.
Gardoun hopes to support the local youths and inspire the next generation through art and education.
Organiser: Taraneh Sadeghian
Participants: Aida Foroutan, Ashkan Jalali, Samira Darya, Samira Eskandarfar, Hamed Sahihi, Keyvan Mousavi-Aghdam, Naghmeh Hokamzadeh, Nezhla Motamedi, Mahtab Nematollahi, Maryam Bordbari, Mahya Ghobadi, Sadolah Nasiri, Solmaz Shamshiri, Parmida Jalilvand, Amir Shalmani, Taraneh Sadeghian.