An artwork created by the local community celebrating both Diwali and Halloween, has gone on display at The Swan Shopping Centre in Yardley!

A team of professional Rangoli artists worked together with local children throughout the day on 31 October to create a completely original giant work using this traditional Indian art form to celebrate both Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and Halloween.

One half of the artwork depicts a Diwali candle to represent light and the other half features a Halloween witch riding her broomstick across the moon, Hundreds of children visited The Swan Shopping Centre to take part in the free event and helped the artists create the mini pumpkins, bats, candles and flowers featured around the central image.

The finished Rangoli artwork will be in display at the centre until 5pm on Sunday 3 November 2019 for people to come along and get a glimpse.

Rangoli Art is a traditional form of Indian art which is designed to represent joy and happiness, they achieve this by using bright colours such as yellow, orange, green and many others. Rangoli artists tend to use different mediums for their art, from coloured rice or dry flour to coloured sand or flower petals. The vibrant designs are always symmetrical and are usually displayed at the entrance or courtyard of people’s homes to celebrate Diwali.


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