It was the first Saturday of February when Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2013 (KGAF) kicked in, like every year. However, I couldn’t go on that weekend as I had wedding functions to attend. So I decided to delay my visit to the amazing festival during one of the weekdays. Since I had not met my best friend since a long time and she had never been for Kala Ghoda, we fixed a day and fled to the streets where creativity is at its peak.
Kala Ghoda Art Festival was held in South Mumbai, like always since 1999. It turned 14 this year [That's my lucky number]. My expectations were high after my last years first encounter with this festival. I was not disappointed but there could have been something that would blow ones mind! As told by many, expectations ruin things. So my bad! Anyway, I did have a great time. Took many pictures, bought a little handicraft article. The stalls were fantastic this year but like always some of the stuff sold were too steep for a teenagers pocket. But anything beautiful and exquisite has a price….a good price
Now for those who were really lazy or busy to attend the festival, don’t be disheartened as I will show you around KGAF 2013 with my pictures taken from my Nikon Coolpix L120. Pictures are not tampered by editing
Come let me show you around the awesome stuff you missed out this year!
In 2013 Indian Cinema completed 100 years. So here’s a tribute KGAF gave to Indian Cinema. Posters of famous Actors were displayed. Many people posed with the posters and captured that moment to feel a bit of joy besides their favorite stars.
The Legendary South Indian Actor Rajnikanth
Father of Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke. He made the 1st Indian movie Raja Harishchandra in 1913.
Many people come to Mumbai city to accomplish their dreams and make a fortune. The coals here represent the hurdles and how you overcome them and achieve your goals or the gold.
Green House Effect!
Butterflies & Origami…totally awesome!
A concept I really loved! Leaves were on all sides representing Drugs. Many cans and aerated drinks labels were stacked up on one side and on the other side many cigarette packs piled up with a skull right at the top signifying what these things will lead a person to. Pretty cool, right?
Hello world! That’s my Mother India
I skipped a beat when I saw that bottle. THAT is what I want. Yes I adore Shahrukh Khan A picture from his movie Dev Das. EPIC!
Anyway, this was one super cool stall where they re-used liquor bottle’s to make these beautiful items. It’s amazing how creative minds and hands get!
My best friend’s fingers can’t resist not doing stuff they’ve been told not to
‘Dhanda’ is a Slang Hindi word which means Business. All the lettering’s had Warli Painting done over them and they depict the ever growing, vertiginous skyscrapers of out island city. Art done by Baaya Design.
Some stall selling traditional clothing.
This was a very interesting creation, a new way of playing an instrument. Guitar strings linked to speakers. This little kid enjoyed running his fingers up and down and creating music of his own.
A turtle made out of marble slabs and the five senses of the human species tells us we should keep our senses in control.
Oppa Dabbawala Style!
Rajasthani Folk Singers!
The Puppet Show!
One is vintage while the other is traditional
The Kitchen which had a lot of meaning to it
Cut outs of leather and painted beautifully by the artists selling them at a stall. Loved this work!
Antiques & bells
Lurking eyes. Evil men. Masterpiece.
The Make Me Rich Car!
With the pollution, traffic and fuel price hike this is what we all need!
All about the rickshaw fares going higher due to the fuel hike! Though and rough times for Mumbaikars!
That is a Mother Board(ing) Skull!
Phew! That was a long post :p Well it did take me 2 hours to take all the pictures and almost a day to upload the same and religiously complete this post in a day! Today the Kala Ghoda Art Festival wrapped up with an amazing success than last year! Because an awesome festival like this keeps getting better and attracts more and more art lovers into its midst. In all this festival was prodigious, awe-inspiring, stupendous, alluring, original, constructive and creative! If you love art and still have not been here due to whatever reason, make sure next year you do visit it! It’s seriously worth it! :D
P.S: If you would like to know more about KGAF just Google it
Be Creative & Keep Clicking