Mirror art- KGAF 2016

Mirror art that my friends are admiring themselves in.

The above is a mirror art that my friends are admiring at KGAF- Kala Ghoda Art Festival.  For this week’s photo challenge on ‘Mirror‘, I thought about this festival.  Below are the details about the festival written earlier during the year.

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival (KGAF 2016) will begin from 6th Feb and will go on till 14th Feb 2016. It is an annual festival that commences on the first Saturday of February and closes on the second Sunday in February.

The festival has various sections: visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature including children’s literature. There are also workshops, heritage walks, urban design and architecture.



  • Children 
    Lawns of (CSMVS), The Museum Mumbai
    Kitab Khana at Somaiya Bhavan
  • Children’s Literature
    Kitab Khana at Somaiya Bhavan
  • Dance
    Cross Maidan
    Dance Workshops are at Somaiya Centre, Somaiya Bhavan
  • Cinema 
    The Coomaraswamy Hall and The Visitor Center at (CSMVS), The Museum Mumbai,
    Auditorium at Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
  • Food
    Restaurants in the district
    Food stalls at Rampart Road and Cross Maidan
  • Literature 
    DSL Garden
    Artist’s Center
    Author’s Lounge at Serafina
    Seminar Hall of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
  • Stand-Up Comedy
    Irish House
  • Street & Stalls
    Rampart Row
    Cross Maidan
  • Music
    Cross Maidan
    Steps of the Asiatic Society Library (Town Hall)
  • Visual Arts
    Rampart Gallery
    Lawns of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
    Gallery 7
    Art Entrance
    Artists’ Centre
    Coomaraswamy Hall
    Cross Maidan
    DSL Garden
    Tarq for Art Walks
  • Workshops
    Somaiya Centre
    Artisan’s and Artists’ Centre
  • Theatre
    Horniman Circle Garden
    Auditorium at NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art)
    C. Ghia Hall at Kaikashru Dubash Marg,
    Stand up comedy at Irish House at Kaikashru Dubash Marg
    Gallery Beyond
  • Urban Design & Architecture
    Library at Max Muller Bhavan
    Art Entrance Art Gallery

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The following are some programmes to look out for

Children – Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin, journalist, and author

  • Creating an Impromptu 3-D forms which shall be conducted by Arzan Khambata and Sunil Padwal. They will assist you in experimenting with daily, one-time used objects to create a spontaneous 3D object. This will be at Museum Garden on 7th Feb.

Food– ‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well  ~ Virginia Woolf

  • An olive oil workshop is on 6th Feb at Westside. Ranveer Brar, Chef will teach recipes from his TV show.
  • On 7th, you can learn to cook Canadian and Indian food with Chef Curtis Pintye at Westside.
  • Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor will be at Westside on 13th Feb, showcasing his selected recipes.
  • On 14th, celebrate Valentine’s Day with wine and wine coolers from Elixir Benedictine

Workshops– In everything that must be done, there is an element of fun ~ PL Travers

  • ‘The cat and the comma’- by Niloufer Venkatraman, editor in chief, National Geographic Traveller India. At the workshop, she will be giving tips on travel writing on 7th Feb.
  • ‘Foot Forward’- Travel photography by Indranil Mukherjee will give tips about travel photography.
  • Dancing on Paper- An interactive session conducted by Nazia Vasi on Chinese calligraphy is on 12th Feb.

Make in India Festival

The dance and music program for the KGAF until February 14, 2016, has been extended by three days February 15, 16 & 17, 2016. The program has been finalised in consultation with the Ministry of Culture, Government of Maharashtra.

Kala Ghoda Association’s (KGA) involvement with the Make in India program in Mumbai at Cross Maidan will include cultural music and dance programs which will be extended until the 17th of February, to incorporate the MAKE IN INDIA program.

Photo Gallery of my visit to KGAF 2014 with my friends 


References:  For complete schedule, visit Kala Ghoda Association 

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