Borderless Gandhi presents
Mahatma in Colour


The exhibition "Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour", is an exclusive curation of photographs presented at Parliament House of Western Australia and Perth Airport T1 (International Terminal 1) in Perth, Western Australia in October 2018.

The act of overlaying colour onto the photos, as factual representations, involves a contemporary interpretation of each scene and the application of modern visualisations. This creative act, enabled through modern technology, transforms them into individual, contemporary artistic representations of Gandhi’s life.

As a collection, the photographs present and re-present Mahatma Gandhi and the relevance of his values of peace, equality and nonviolence in a way that allows audiences of all ages to interpret and connect with the message that is inherent in them.

There is still enormous value in the contemplation of these images and their message. It is especially important for our young people as the exhibition will allow them to reflect on the peace and tranquillity of Perth and on the possibility of nonviolence as a way of resolving problems they might face.

The exhibition consists of photographs of Mahatma Gandhi taken throughout his adult life and collected by the GandhiServe Foundation. Shot in the early 1900s, the original photos were in black and white, representing the social and environmental context of his time.

The work of collecting the photographs was started by Mahatma Gandhi's son, Devadas Gandhi, while Mahatma Gandhi was alive, and recently finalised by the GandhiServe Foundation. The photographs were gathered in a book along with contributions from Gandhi scholars, historians, photo experts and graphic designers.

To reveal the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s message, and as the name suggests, for “Mahatma in Colour” the photographs have been digitally restored and coloured. Out of more than 1,000 collected photographs, 108 have been presented in Canada, the United Kingdom and India.

The GandhiServe Foundation is a multinational network of various institutions furthering the promotion of Gandhian values. These institutions offer products and services relating to Mahatma Gandhi and India's independence movement. They firmly believe in, and follow, the principles of simplicity, self-support and trusteeship as promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.

The Exhibition

2nd October to 9th November 2018

Borderless Gandhi is extremely proud to be presenting the carefully curated exhibition, "Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour", at these key locations:

Prizes to be Won

We have three incredible prizes available for you to win thanks to our amazing sponsors!
How to win: Take a selfie with your favourite photo from the exhibition at any of our locations, or write your favourite quote by Gandhi on a piece of paper and take a selfie with it! Upload your photo to your preferred social media platform (Links Below). Tag Borderless Gandhi, Perth Airport, Malindo Air, WACA and Pan Pacific Perth. Ensure that your post utilises the competition’s selected hashtags. The winner will be announced in November 2018

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