The Parade

Elephant Parade is the world’s largest public art event and has been exhibited in 24 countries world-wide. Top creatives across India have transformed 101 white elephant sculptures into powerful pieces of art to raise awareness for the endangered Asian elephant. Elephant Parade India is curated by Farah Siddiqui and Aqdas Tatli and features works by fashion designers, architects, fine artists, tribal, folk and street artists who are working together to bring this incredible exhibition to India for the first time. The full collection of elephants will take up residence on the streets of Mumbai in February 2018, following preview events in Jaipur, Kolkata and Delhi in 2017.


Locations

101 iridescent elephant sculptures have appeared around Mumbai’s parks, promenades, monuments and malls.

SOUTH MUMBAI

March 2 - March 6

Sophia College
Radio ONE Mumbai
Priyadarshini Park
Shri Siddhivinayak Mandir
High Street Phoenix

March 3 - March 7

Worli Seaface

CENTRAL MUMBAI

March 8 - March 10

Shri Siddhivinayak Mandir

March 8 - March 11

Pheonix Marketcity, Kurla
R City Mall, Ghatkopar
Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
Jindal Mansion, Peddar Road
Sofitel, BKC

March 9 - March 11

Luxury Lifestyle Weekend,
Jio Garden- BKC(Ticketed event)

WESTERN SUBURBS

March 14 - March 18

Bandra Fort
Carter Road Amphitheatre
Taj Lands End, Mumbai
The Bombay Art Society
Infiniti Mall, Andheri
Infiniti Mall, Malad
Oberoi Mall, Goregaon
Candies, Pali Hill

Artists

Abha Narain Lambah

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Adil Ahmad

Alexis Barrell for The Bamfords

Alexis Myre

Amrapali

Amrapali Tribe

Anita Dongre

Anushka Khanna

Aradhana Seth

Arunkumar H G

Arzan Khambatta

Amitabh Bachchan

Ashiesh Shah

Vijay Sadashiv Mashe for Tribal Art Forms

Barbara Bilotta

Bhajju Shyam

Studio Chiang Mai

Brinda Miller

Chittrovanu Mazumdar

Christian Louboutin

Curtis Culig

David Yarrow

Dhruvi Acharya

Dileep Sharma

Divya Thakur

Ellen Ball

Elsie Nanji & Ayesha Broacha

Fumiko Toda

G R Iranna

Gaurav Gupta

Gayatri Sekhri

Geoff Studios

George Martin

Good Earth

Good Earth

Gunjan Gupta

Hanif Kureshi

His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, Marwar

His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Ji Bahadur of Jaipur

His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Ji Bahadur of Jaipur and Samir Kasliwal, The Gem Palace, Jaipur

Jason Woodside

JCB

Kalyan Joshi

Kavita Singh

Kayzad Shroff, Rooshad Shroff and Maria Leon

Klove Design

Krsnaa Mehta

Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin

L N Tallur

Lado Bai

Manish Arora

Manish Malhotra

Manisha Gera Baswani

Marie-Anne Oudejans

Marissa Bridge

Mary Mattingly

Masaba Gupta

Michelle Poonawalla

Miljan Suknovic

Monisha Jaising

Mozez Singh & Mehr Rampal in collaboration with Six Inch Technology

Nicobar

Tejal Gala

Tejal Gala

Payal Singhal

Peter D'Ascoli

Atelier of Pichvai Tradition & Beyond

Prabhakar Pachpute & Rupali Patil

Pranab Das

Princess Pea

Rahul Mishra

Rakesh Kumar Memrot

Ravi Vazirani

Rekha Rodwittiya

Rohit Bal

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sanjay Puri

Seema Kohli

Sharmila Samant

Sheela Gowda

Sonal Ambani

Suhasini Kejriwal

Sujith S N

Sumant Jayakrishnan

Suneet Varma with Prateek Dubey

Sunu Aibara and Phirosa Neterwala

Surbhi Modi

Sussanne Khan

Tarun Tahiliani

Tayeba Begum Lipi

Tommy Zung

Tushar Joag

Umang Hutheesing

Valay Shende

Varun Bahl

Smt. Vasundhara Raje by Adil Ahmad

Veer Munshi

Vibha Galhotra

Vikram Goyal

Vinita Chaitanya

Shah Rukh Khan

ELEPHANT FAMILY

Elephant Family exists to protect the magnificent Asian elephant from extinction in the wild.
Since 2002 we have funded over 160 conservation projects and invested over £10m with funds raised via our large scale creative events including Elephant Parade London, The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, Travels to my Elephant and The Animal Ball.
The charity currently partners with Asia’s most ambitious and determined conservationists in 6 countries. Together we are reconnecting forest fragments, preventing human-elephant conflict and fighting wildlife crime.
100% of net profits from the sale of the sculptures will be invested in Indian elephant conservation efforts.

LET’S PAINT A BRIGHTER FUTURE!

Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants.
Shop the Elephant Parade India collection Miniature Elephant Parade India elephant replicas are available to purchase online here or in store from Good Earth, the parade’s official retail partner.
The complete range of Elephant Parade product, including more designs from the Mumbai Parade, are available on the Elephant Parade webshop (https://store.elephantparade.com)

101 Corridors

Elephants in India, like elephants everywhere have a problem; they are enormous. The problem with being enormous is that it means they have to eat a lot - and to do that they have to keep moving before the food runs out. In short, they cannot live without plenty of space.
There are 30,000 elephants in India - all in need of a place to live and food to eat. There are also about 1 billion people - all in need of the same things as the elephants. Traditionally, elephants have come off second best in this stark conflict-of-interest scenario, and that is why the forests where they live are now isolated little islands - little islands surrounded by a great heaving ocean of humanity.

Yet there is an effective, relatively simple solution, which you can sum up in a word: CORRIDORS. Corridors are the migratory routes that elephants have taken for centuries from one food source to another - bridges between the islands, if you like.

Creating millions of square meters of new forest is not an option; but re-establishing corridors can be done

The Wildlife Trust of India, in collaboration with state forest departments, Project Elephant, Elephant Family and an alliance of conservation NGO’s, has mapped out 101 elephant corridors across India and is well underway to securing them. With everyone’s support, we can finish this epic plan and secure their future in India forever, the first step is raising mass awareness, which is why Elephant Parade has come to India. Enjoy!

Patrons

Poonam Mahajan

Parade Ambassador

It is my dream that every Indian child be blessed with the opportunity to see elephants in the wild. It is only with our combined efforts that this dream will be realised. The Elephant Parade is the first big step in that direction that goes beyond borders and politics. And I am really delighted to be a part of this initiative and bringing it to Mumbai in 2018.


Vivek Menon

ED and CEO, WTI

Protecting Elephant Corridors can be the single most important strategy for elephant conservation in India for the next decade. It deals with land, it deals with people and lessening their conflict with wild animals, it deals with saving India’s Natural Heritage Animal. There cannot be a more compelling conservation project and the Asian Elephant Alliance is fundamental to the success of securing all of 101 elephant corridors.


HRH The Prince of Wales

Joint Royal President, Elephant Family

Elephant Parade is a brilliantly innovative way of using public art to benefit conservation. Not only did the parade brighten London’s streets and enhance our public spaces, it played a vital role in building a new generation of conservationists.

Patrons

Poonam Mahajan

It is my dream that every Indian child be blessed with the opportunity to see elephants in the wild. It is only with our combined efforts that this dream will be realised. The Elephant Parade is the first big step in that direction that goes beyond borders and politics. And I am really delighted to be a part of this initiative and bringing it to Mumbai in 2018.


Vivek Menon, ED and CEO, WTI

Protecting Elephant Corridors can be the single most important strategy for elephant conservation in India for the next decade. It deals with land, it deals with people and lessening their conflict with wild animals, it deals with saving India’s Natural Heritage Animal. There cannot be a more compelling conservation project and the Asian Elephant Alliance is fundamental to the success of securing all of 101 elephant corridors.


HRH The Prince of Wales

Elephant Parade is a brilliantly innovative way of using public art to benefit conservation. Not only did the parade brighten London’s streets and enhance our public spaces, it played a vital role in building a new generation of conservationists.

Royal Presidents

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Hon Life Patrons

Annabel Elliot, Goldie Hawn, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Ambassadors

Peter Bellerby | Geneviève Britton | Kate Brown | Rebecca Campbell | Frances Dore | Simon Emery | Nicolas Imrie | Lars & Ragnhild Jacobsson | Joanna Lumley | Alison Maschmeyer | Rohan Masson-Taylor | Helen Newman | Zara Porter Hill | Mark Stewart | Oliver Tomalin | Bruno Wang

Patrons

HRH Princess Eugenie of York | HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa | HH Maharaja Gaj Sing II of Marwar-Jodphur | Waris Ahluwalia | Lord & Lady Bamford | Aisha Cahn | James Caan | Richard Caring | Nicholas Coleridge | CBE, Bipin Desai, Ben Elliot | Fardad Ghodoussi | Mehrdad Ghodoussi | Vikram Goyal | Geordie Greig | Jools Holland| OBE DL | Michael Howells | Ömer Koç | Rula Lenska | Marc Quinn | Sir Tim Rice | Ayesha Shand | Lady Catherine St Germans | KBE | Priya & Cyrus Vandrevala | Hilary & Galen Weston | The Marchioness of Worcester | Henry Wyndham | Sarah | Duchess of York | Mercedes Zobel

KEY ELEPHANT LANDSCAPES IN INDIA

CENTRAL INDIA POPULATION

There are an estimated 3,128 elephants in central India spread across the States of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and South Bengal. The largest population is in Odisha with an estimated 1,976 wild elephants.

NORTH EAST INDIA POPULATION

There are an estimated 10,139 elephants in north-east India spread across the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, North Bengal, Manipur and Mizoram. The largest population is in Assam with an estimated 5,719 wild elephants.

SOUTHERN INDIA POPULATIONN

There are an estimated 2,761 elephants in southern India spread across the States of Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and Tamil Nadu. The largest population is in Karnataka with an estimated 6,049 wild elephants.

NORTH WEST INDIA POPULATION

There are an estimated 2,085 elephants in north-west India spread across the States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal. The largest population is in Uttarakhand with an estimated 1,839 wild elephants