Its Bigger! Its Better! Its Back!
Royal Enfield’s pursuit of pure art, the Art Of Motorcycling campaign, returns with season 3 – Notable artists Hanif Kureshi, and Santanu Hazarika to be part of jury
#ArtOfMotorcycling Season 3 to include exciting new initiatives like ‘Art on Street’ initiative, and interactive design sessions across colleges
Top 5 designs to be turned into NFTs and also feature on Royal Enfield merchandise | 2 designers to get an opportunity to intern with Royal Enfield
Pune, 15 March 2023: Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production is back with season 3 of its marquee creative campaign ArtofMotorcycling. Conceptualised to fuel creativity among artists, creators and motorcycling enthusiasts, the platform gives the community an opportunity to express their love for art and ‘the motorcycling way of life’.
For the first time, under ArtOfMotorcycling, Royal Enfield will take the art created by the community to a whole new level with the Art on Street initiative. Taking over popular art districts across Delhi (Lodhi Art District), Chennai (Kannagi Art District) and Mumbai (Mahim (E) Art District), the mural art will also integrate a first-of-its-kind Augmented Reality-powered display for the larger community to experience. In an extension to this initiative, participants’ designs from Season 1 and 2 will be showcased through several art installations in Tier 2 and 3 cities.
“The Royal Enfield rider community has always been known for its incredible creative energy, which finds expression both on and off their motorcycles – their canvases range from custom projects, photography, film, and music to name a few. We are constantly looking for ways to enable these journeys of creative exploration and self expression via platforms that push the boundaries of possibility. The Art of Motorcycling is one of the foremost examples of this phenomenon. It mixes artists, designers and motorcycling enthusiasts together on a single platform – and the results are always mind-blowing. The response to the last two seasons has been excellent, and with season 3 we are super excited to see what emerges next from this inspiring creative movement.” said Mr. Mohit Dhar Jayal, Chief Brand Officer at Royal Enfield.
For Season 3, the jury comprises of leading artist and designer – Hanif Kureshi, whose work in street art and typography has grabbed the attention of art lovers; Santanu Hazarika, a multidisciplinary autodidact visual artist who has been displaying and curating art across the world; and design stalwart, sculptor and Head of Industrial Design at Royal Enfield, S. Sivakumar. This year ArtOfMotorcycling will foray into leading design colleges across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai wherein the jury will have interactive sessions for aspiring artists and designers.
Winners of season 3 will get the opportunity to win a myriad of rewards and showcase their work to a larger audience. The top five winners will be awarded 1.5L rupees each, and their designs will be featured on Royal Enfield’s merchandise and converted into NFTs. Two of the top five creators will get the opportunity to intern with the Royal Enfield’s design team and the next 15 winners from this season will have their designs featured on ‘Make It Yours’ – Royal Enfield’s personalisation and customization platform.
To participate, prospective artists can head over to the #ArtOfMotorcyling section on Royal Enfield’s website to register and download the toolkit. Participants can then create their own unique design and share it on Instagram, tagging @royalenfield and @royalenfieldlifestyle and using #ArtOfMotorcycling #REApparel. The last date to participate is April 10th, and the winners will be announced on April 17th.
Royal Enfield has long been a catalyst for self-expression, and through seasons 1 & 2, the brand has successfully brought together riders and non riders of diverse communities across ages, professions and geographies under one creative umbrella. After a remarkable debut of the campaign in 2020, season 2 witnessed a 50% increase in participation, and the majority of participation was from Tier 2 and 3 cities.