Over 140 million people have lost their jobs in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of whom are daily wage labourers and migrant workers.
To focus attention on this issue, social impact initiative The Plated Project has launched a new series of artworks, under the title ‘A Plate Full of Hope’, to provide 100,000 meals to migrant workers.
Twenty global artists from 10 countries have created limited-edition art-plates. They include Pavan Rajurkar from India, who was featured in Lürzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators worldwide; Hana Augustine from Indonesia, recipient of an AGDA Award of Excellence; and Sandhya Prabhat from California, an illustrator and past speaker at NYU.
Each plate depicts one emotion or experience that people have felt during the lockdown across the world, and the sale of a single plate means 250 meals donated for a migrant worker’s family. 100% of the sale proceeds are being donated to Goonj’s Rahat initiative, and in the first week alone, The Plated Project has already sponsored over 70,000 meals.
Find more information at The Plated Project, where you can also “Buy a plate to fill a plate”.
A shared bond by Kadu Snehal
Shared happiness by Demelsa Haughton
King of ludo by Mohit Adlakha
All tangled up by Mayur Mengle
A vivid dream by Hana Augustine
Furry friends by Zeynep Ozatalay
Where the streets have no name by Reshidev RK
Daughters by Pavan Rajurkar