Abuzz with activities the ARTISANS at Kalaghoda has a creatively busy November. Three exclusively curated events by contemporary and traditional artists from different parts of India have a lot to offer from their creative nests. Read on for details…
Thurs 10 – Sun 13, Nov 2016, 11am – 7pm: This year the Artisans’ is ready to celebrate Christmas with the exceptional women weavers of Nagaland. The annual ARTISANAL CHRISTMAS brings to Mumbai a handpicked selection of talented craft entrepreneurs and non-profits working innovatively to help sustain crafts, livelihoods, traditional communities, and the environment.
Indigenous silks, nettle and organic cotton, are intricately woven on back-strapped looms especially for ARTISANS’. The four-day bazaar will celebrate ‘Handmade in India’. There is something for everyone this festive season at ARTISANS’. And best of all, you will be giving a gift that gives back! The Exhibition will be held at ARTISANS’, Kalaghoda
Wed 16 to Sat 19 Nov 2016, 11am – 7pm: In an absolutely unique show inspired by the Mughal era and their motifs, ARTISANS’ brings a collaborative exhibition of works by two thought-leaders of Indian textiles -Kashmir Loom and Brigitte Singh.
Brigitte Singh’s hand-printed textiles are something of a legend; they are widely recognised as being amongst the finest block prints in the world. In fact, the red poppy print that launched her career is permanently on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Kashmir Loom, a young company from the Kashmir Valley is the labour of love of textile historian Jenny Housego and her Kashmiri partner Asaf Ali and his brothers in Srinagar. Along with a team of brilliant weavers and embroiderers, Kashmir Loom is giving new life to the traditional vocabulary through constant innovation, resulting in a unique collection of shawls, scarves and throws.
Thurs 29 Nov – Sun 4 Dec 2016, 11am – 7pm: Shruti Nelson’s fantastical portrayals of nature are well known, but in her latest exhibition ‘The Whispering Garden’ curated by Jasmine Shah Varma opening in November at ARTISANS’, it almost seems as if she is reaching out into nature. With techniques of printing and painting in natural dyes on silk stoles, we see the artist’s innate engagement with nature, going beyond traditional methods to find a contemporary connect.
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