Friday 02 November 2018 – Media Release
Rangoli Artwork Lights up Canary Wharf as it Celebrates Hindu Festival of Diwali
Canary Wharf is celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Light, with striking floating flower installations and a live powder Rangoli art performance on the Estate between Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 November.
The biggest and brightest of all the Hindu celebrations, the ancient festival marks the triumph of light over dark and good over evil and is celebrated across the globe.
Details of both Diwali inspired art installations are outlined below:
Monday 5 – Friday 9 November, Jubilee Park
Inspired by the Indian artwork of Rangoli, where patterns are created using colourful powder paints, we have commissioned Richard Bragg from RB Floral Design, to create a number of striking flower installations, which will float in the water features of Jubilee Park. The floating flower installations, in a selection of sizes and colours, will each have a flickering battery operated candle lit up throughout the week of celebrations. The Rangoli artwork will be available for the public to view until Friday 9th November.
Monday 5 November, Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1
Janak Chauhan, a Rangoli artist from Baroda in Gujarat, India along with his colleagues will work together to create bright and bold colourful patterns on the floors of Jubilee Place using coloured powder paints and coloured chalk. Hindus traditionally draw Rangoli patterns to encourage the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity – Lakshmi – to enter their home. This year, visitors can have their names included in the colourful Rangoli. Give your name to Janak who will delicately incorporate it into the beautiful artwork.
The powder Rangoli artwork will remain in situ until Wednesday 7 November for the public to view
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2.8m sq ft of office space, 380,000 sq ft of retail space and over eight acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.