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Sacha Jafri creating ‘Largest Single-Painting’ to raise funds to battle coronavirus


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A popular Dubai-based artist Sacha Jafri is creating the “Largest Single-Painting Ever Created on Canvas” – around the size of two football fields – by a lone artist.

The project tagged “Humanity Inspired” is to connect the world during the coronavirus pandemic through the voices and hearts of children.

Jafri is self-isolating in Dubai iconic Atlantis The Palm for eight weeks to achieve his cause.

During his eight weeks on self-isolation, which began in May, Jafri will be asking little ones around the world to be a part of the ‘Humanity Inspired’ project – by painting, drawing, collaging or sketching a piece of art that reflects the two themes of ‘Separation/Isolation’ or ‘Connection’.


In fact, during the first day, more than 6,000 submissions from 40 countries were taken in from children around the world to start off the project.

The aim is to break many world records and paint the “Largest Single-Painting Ever Created on Canvas by a lone Artist” to then be hung inside one of the UAE’s most iconic landmarks, the project website says.

This record-breaking project will raise funds for The Continual Uninterrupted Education of Children as well as Hospitals, Healthcare Workers, Emergency Services Response Units, Essential Medical Supplies & Our Front-Line Defence, both Nationally within the UAE and Internationally across the World, as we unite in our battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic.


During the self-isolation, Jafri will be inspired by some of the biggest musicians and artists from around the globe, including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Gary Barlow and more through streaming.

Once the project is finished, it will be auctioned for charity in 30 selected canvas panels.

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